Latest University of Massachusetts Amherst Stories

2013-02-21 23:00:25

BRG is pleased to announce that we are scheduled to present, attend and exhibit at the 2013 IBM Pulse Conference in Las Vegas, March 3 — 6. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 BRG is pleased to announce that the team is scheduled to present, attend and exhibit at the 2013 IBM Pulse Conference in Las Vegas, March 3 — 6. BRG is a proud member of the IBM PartnerWorld family and is excited to be an exhibiting partner for the second time since the IBM acquisition of TRIRIGA, an...

2012-09-05 23:00:57

Powered by The Republican, developed with Advance Digital and Verve Wireless Springfield, MA (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 MassLive.com has launched new Android and iPhone smartphone apps covering UMass Minutemen Football News. UMass Minutemen Football News Android apps and iPhone apps feature the latest news, stats, photos, and videos from Western Massachusetts´ leading news and information properties. “We are excited to share a great app for our hometown team,” shared Paul...

2012-04-30 20:10:05

A team of chemical engineers led by Paul J. Dauenhauer of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered a new, high-yield method of producing the key ingredient used to make plastic bottles from biomass. The process is inexpensive and currently creates the chemical p-xylene with an efficient yield of 75-percent, using most of the biomass feedstock, Dauenhauer says. The research is published in the journal ACS Catalysis. Dauenhauer, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at...

2012-03-12 06:43:15

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have reportedly developed a new method for printing two-dimensional polymer sheets that can be folded into three-dimensional creations by simply adding water. According to university and National Science Foundation (NSF) press releases, Christian Santangelo, Ryan Hayward and their colleagues were inspired by the way a flower petal naturally expands to develop a new techique that harnesses a technique called photolithography, in which a...

Image 1 - Super-Adhesive Material Inspired By Gecko Feet
2012-02-18 04:49:03

For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall. Doctoral candidate Michael Bartlett in Alfred Crosby´s polymer...

2012-01-11 15:37:11

Pitt researchers propose “repair-and-go” method for small-scale cracks on digital device surfaces Like the human body, a digital device often suffers a few bruises and scratches within a lifetime. As in medicine, these injuries can be easily detected and repaired (or healed). At other times, however, a digital device may sustain hard-to-pinpoint nanoscale scratches, which can cause the device as a whole to malfunction. In a paper published today, Jan. 10, in Nature...

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