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  • 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

  • Ultra Cool

    Characterizing cryogenically cooled electronics

    Ultra-sensitive wide-band electronic systems have wide-ranging scientific and commercial applications in radio astronomy, quantum communications, and ultra-high speed digital systems. With a major... More

  • Dark Matter

    Searching for subatomic particles at a new energy frontier

    As experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland start collecting the first 13-teraelectronvolt (TeV) particle collisions data, a long wait is over for three UMass Amherst physicists... More