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Bridging the Gap

Pass under one bridge on the interstate, and you might as well have seen them all. Right? Not so fast. Researchers at The University of Alabama are using a one-of-a-kind lab in the quest...

October 24, 2016

UA’s Cleanest Room

Take a virtual visit to this University of Alabama research laboratory via this slideshow.

September 1, 2016

Spin-off Company to Market, Sell UA-Developed Product

The University of Alabama licensed the technology behind a collapsible sideline tent designed to give better medical care to athletes to a spin-off company that will develop, market, manufacture and distribute the tent.

June 7, 2016

UA Set to Host Chemical Engineering Conference, Car Contest

The University of Alabama will host the regional conference for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers on campus from March 31 to April 2. It will include a contest of small-scale cars fueled by...

March 28, 2016

UA Engineering Students Take Part in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

A team of University of Alabama engineering students is to take part in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend, a national contest on the leading edge of transportation research.

January 21, 2016

UA Students Ready to Make Muscle Car Greener in National Contest

After nearly 18 months preparing, The University of Alabama EcoCAR 3 team is ready to turn a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro into an advanced, significantly more energy-efficient vehicle that should maintain the speed and performance...

January 4, 2016

An Extra Edge: Simulation, UA Help Automakers Save

Two engineering professors are working with industry to solve key issues in automotive manufacturing, using computers to save the companies time and money.

December 15, 2014

A Lighter Landing

Advances in military aircraft technology since World War II are astounding, but updates to the temporary, portable materials on which those craft sometimes land have not kept pace. Researchers at The University of Alabama...

July 7, 2014

Soaking Up Noise

Deafening noise during combustion can lead to jet engine failure. A University of Alabama engineering professor, working with the U.S. Navy, uses a sponge-like material to reduce engine noise at its source.

June 6, 2012

Shelter from the Storm

A crisis-communication expert finds traveling to a disaster area can be a short trip, and engineers evaluate tornado-riddled structures in an effort to design safer homes.

September 29, 2011

Storing Captured Carbon

Three research projects, funded with nearly $13 million, involve University of Alabama scientists studying the feasibility of pumping carbon dioxide into the ground as an alternative to releasing the greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

March 28, 2011

Abuzz about Enhancing Insect-sized Aircraft

Insect-sized aerial robots, known as micro air vehicles, hold larger-than-life possibilities.

September 17, 2009

Building a Better Child Safety Seat

A dentist is teaming with two University of Alabama entities in attempts to provide an easy, alternative way to quickly remove a child from a safety seat in an emergency situation.

June 22, 2009

Harnessing Energy

From chemists to physicists to engineers, researchers throughout The University of Alabama campus are working to develop systems designed to reduce harmful emissions, produce new ways to harness energy, improve efficiency and increase fuel...

February 19, 2009

Seeking Solutions

From national security issues, to high oil prices, to environmental impacts, reasons for the growing search for alternative energy sources are broad-based. Now, a national security laboratory, with an assist from a University of...

May 12, 2007