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A new supermassive black hole puzzles scientists

Scientists have found a black hole 12 billion times more massive than the Sun that was formed so soon after the Big Bang it's challenging what we know about black holes.

By February 26, 2015


NASA spots giant black hole rejecting food

Astronomers at the Chandra X-ray Observatory explain why the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy doesn't consume everything in sight.

By August 31, 2013


Stroke patient gets by with a little help from a bot

The child-size unit, named uBot-5, uses arms and a computer screen through which therapists can interact with the patient.

By March 21, 2013


The holy grail of adhesives?

A gecko-inspired adhesive from a University of Massachusetts research team can hold up to 700 pounds on a sheet the size of an index card.

By March 23, 2012


How to keep hackers away from your pacemaker

Researchers from MIT and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst propose a new system to help prevent attacks on wireless implantable medical devices.

By June 14, 2011


Lemelson-MIT prize goes to man of many talents

Award winner Erez Lieberman-Aiden has developed breakthroughs in such areas as genetics, sensor technology, applied mathematics, and even evolutionary linguistics.

By March 3, 2010


Fresh legal woes for ConnectU founders

Remember file-sharing site I2hub? Its creator claims that due to a partnership with social network ConnectU, he's entitled to part of ConnectU's Facebook settlement money.

By January 4, 2010


Look out, Rover. Robots are man's new best friend

Roombas, LawnBotts, and others are getting better at pitching in with chores. Soon you won't imagine a household without them.

May 27, 2009


More universities join Yahoo for Net-scale research

UC Berkeley, Cornell, and UMass Amherst will get access to Yahoo's M45 cluster for large-scale data-processing research using software called Hadoop.

By April 9, 2009


Green gasoline from plant matter

University of Massachusetts researchers have come up with a way to cook plant matter and make gas out of it, but it could be 10 years before it appears at the pump.

By April 10, 2008