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Red Light. Green Light.

An intersection in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, shows traffic lights used in transporation research at The University of Alabama.

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because...

June 24, 2019

UA Robotics Team Wins NASA’s Grand Prize for Fifth Consecutive Year

For the fifth consecutive year, the student robotics team from The University of Alabama won NASA’s grand prize in its Robotics Mining Competition.

June 3, 2019

Higher Reach

1903077, Earthquake simulation timber shake in Large Scale Structures Lab, shot 03-29-19

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama hope to combine two methods of constructing tall-wood buildings to yield a new system that could lead to wood-framed buildings reaching eight to 12 stories and that...

May 13, 2019

Researchers Find Patterns Associated with Extreme Floods

Dr. Moradkhani

Extreme floods across the continental United States are associated with four broad atmospheric patterns, a machine-learning based analysis of extreme floods found.

May 10, 2019

Researchers Quicken Drug Discovery Method via Zombie-Like Cells

Researchers are using zombie-like cells that behave normally on the outside, but are filled with magnetic particles inside, to screen potential drugs from natural products.

May 9, 2019

EPA Grant Assists in Understanding Wastewater Issues in Rural Alabama

With a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, researchers from environmental engineering and geology will build a model to quantify the extent of untreated raw sewage discharges from homes throughout five counties in...

April 9, 2019

UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic

In a partnership with federal, state and local agencies, The University of Alabama is leading a more than $16 million project to transform traffic operations in West Alabama and provide leading-edge research to address...

March 29, 2019

A Step Forward

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are working to improve powered-prosthetics by linking them with sensors in hopes of creating a prosthetic that seamlessly works with the rest of the body to become...

March 28, 2019

UA Students Highlight Research, Creativity during Annual Conference

Nearly 500 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference March 27.

March 22, 2019

Under The Ice

A one-of-a-kind radar developed and built by UA professors and students is helping scientists unveil ancient climate history and provide perspectives on improving climate models.

March 6, 2019

UA Research Reports Options for Future of Alabama Roads

An analysis of Alabama’s roads and bridges by researchers at The University of Alabama provides future scenarios for the state of transportation infrastructure that vary based on funding.

January 31, 2019

UA Engineers Part of Research to Maximize U.S. Fuel Economy

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will test a blend of a new bio-based fuel and diesel fuel as part of a project to reduce soot and greenhouse gas emissions and yield cleaner...

October 16, 2018

UA Engineers Develop Solution to Child Heat Deaths in Cars

A patent-pending device developed by University of Alabama researchers can alert a cell phone when a human or animal is inside a parked vehicle getting too hot. It monitors carbon dioxide levels from human...

October 8, 2018

UA will Lease Space at GulfQuest in Mobile

 A new University of Alabama office in Mobile will serve as a nexus for research and programmatic initiatives that will benefit the region, primarily in the area of transportation.

July 31, 2018

UA Student Team Selected for Magnetic Antenna Contest

For the second consecutive year, a team of engineering students at The University of Alabama is one of six selected as finalists in an international contest to design an antenna system to sound wireless...

July 2, 2018