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  • Nanopartical Taxicabs

    New materials can identify, collect and transport debris on cell surfaces

    Inspired by proteins that can recognize dangerous microbes and debris, then engulf such material to get rid of it, polymer scientists led by Todd Emrick at the University of Massachusetts Amherst... More

  • Brain Mimics

    Researchers create memristers, new devices that emulate biological synapses

    Engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are leading a research team that is developing a new type of nanodevice for computer microprocessors that can mimic the functioning of a... More

  • Green by Design

    Scientists engineer new bacteria that spins out tiny, sustainable nanowires

    A group of researchers led by UMass Amherst microbiologist Derek Lovley have genetically designed a new strain of bacteria that spins out extremely thin and highly conductive wires made up solely of... More

  • Building Privacy Into Smart Buildings

    Prototype programmable building will test privacy applications

    As more smart grids and buildings are fitted with digital electric meters, Web-enabled appliances and lighting, programmable outlets and switches, and intelligent HVAC systems that rely on Internet-... More