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Intelligent Solutions

A team of researchers at The University of Alabama thinks answers to traffic problems in Birmingham and other U.S. cities lie in today's advanced technology, answers that will produce safer highways, less congestion, more...

November 3, 2001

Insights into the Mind

Computer games developed by a pair of University of Alabama psychology professors are giving researchers a clearer understanding of the learning problems children with autism face and could lead to development of the first...

October 7, 2001

Shelter from the Storm

You never know when they might come, but when severe weather events do occur, these devastating storms can rob families of their homes, their possessions, and sometimes their lives.

October 6, 2001

Physics Professors Seeking Clues to Tiniest of Elements

Neutrinos are among the most elusive particles known to man, yet these tiny elements have been giving scientists big headaches for many years. In fact the word neutrino, which even sounds small, is an...

September 20, 2001


It was hard to know which was hotter, the pepper sauce, the sweltering Louisiana temperatures or the secrets being unearthed.

September 18, 2001

Study Suggests Firm Handshakes and Good Impressions Really Do Go Hand-in-Hand

What do handshakes tell you about people? Quite a bit, according to a study led by a University of Alabama associate professor of psychology.

August 25, 2001

Final Clues

Each day when Dr. Keith Jacobi goes to his office and into his nearby laboratories, human skeletal remains surround him. And while The University of Alabama assistant professor of anthropology said he understands why...

August 23, 2001

Welding Research Yields Success

Dr. Viola Acoff, associate professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, and Dr. Nagy El-Kaddah, professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, have had recent success in developing a model that accurately predicts how the microstructures...

August 4, 2001

UA Museum Dig Unearths Rare, Native American Council House

A University of Alabama Museum of Natural History archaeological team recently discovered the remains of a type of 15th-century Native American council house never before found in Alabama.

July 10, 2001

UA Partnering with NASA in National Space Center

The University of Alabama is partnering with NASA and five other universities in the National Space Science and Technology Center, a $22 million research facility that opened recently in Huntsville.

June 22, 2001

Hypersonic Flight Studied in UA’s Wind Tunnels

Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in his X-1 research plane in 1947, and today, scientists at NASA are developing and testing new propulsion systems on the Hyper-X (or X-43) research plane to...

June 10, 2001

From ‘Bumper Cars’ to a Celestial ‘Race Track’ UA Astronomers Continue Groundbreaking Finds

With the help of the famed Hubble Space Telescope, University of Alabama astronomers have continued to uncover some impressive findings, with groundbreaking discoveries being presented separately this year to the prestigious American Astronomical Association....

June 9, 2001

UA Nursing, Capstone Medical Center Bring Health Care to Parrish

For 17 months, Parrish residents were without local health care, but that changed in June when the Capstone Rural Health Center, operated by The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing and UA's Capstone...

May 10, 2001

Japan Recognizes Metallurgical Professor for Research

A University of Alabama metallurgical and materials engineering professor was chosen as the first American recipient of the Academic Achievement Award of the Ceramic Society of Japan.

March 23, 2001