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  • Invisible Dark Matter

    UMass Amherst students contribute to the quest for an elusive energy

    Deep beneath a mountain in the Apennine range in Italy, an intricate apparatus searches for the dark matter of the universe. University of Massachusetts physics students played a crucial part of the... More

  • Nanoparticles to the Rescue

    UMass technology improves "shark skin" antibacterial coatings

    To limit hospital- and clinic-related infections, institutions have been using new materials, such as one commercially available that mimics shark skin, to inhibit microbes’ ability to stick to high-... More

  • Paving the Way for Non-Electric Batteries

    "Christmas light" polymer chain provides new way to store energy

    Materials chemists have been trying for years to make a new type of battery that can store solar or other light-sourced energy in chemical bonds rather than electrons, one that will release the... More

  • 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