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  • Building a Better Turbine

    Offshore wind development must assess hurricane risks

    Imagine a world in which half of our electricity is generated renewably by offshore wind farms. Now imagine a powerful hurricane hitting the coast where that farm is located. If developers,... More

  • 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

  • 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