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  • New England for Off Shore?

    Public support for wind farms is stronger than perceived

    Support for wind power off the coast of New England may be stronger than you think. An investigation of public estimates of support for offshore wind energy by UMass Amherst researchers shows that... More

  • Fueled by Fungus

    Brown rot fungus shows promise for biomass conversion

    Twenty years ago, microbiologist Barry Goodell, now a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and colleagues discovered a unique system that some microorganisms use to digest and... More

  • Light Me Up!

    Technology for off-the-shelf power generating clothes is here

    A lightweight, comfortable jacket that can generate the power to light up a jogger at night may sound futuristic, but UMass Amherst materials scientist Trisha Andrew could make one today. She and... More

  • Transformative Technologies

    Nanoelectronics expert shapes future of computing

    The future of computing is anything but conventional, says UMass Amherst electrical and computer engineer Joshua Yang. An expert in nanoelectronics and nanoionics (small-scale systems which run on... More