A heavy-duty highway tractor truck equipped with a first-of-its-kind fuel-cell auxiliary power unit (APU), which is designed to reduce diesel fuel consumption and emissions, recently made a stop at the UA College of Engineering.
For the second consecutive summer, experts with UA’s Alabama Museum of Natural History led an archaeological expedition of the state’s first territorial capitol, Old St. Stephens in Washington County. They dug up new details about the boom town and how early Alabamians lived.
Three new atlases recently published by UA’s geography department offer an abundance of information about Alabama’s metropolitan areas as well as demographic and economic data on a county-by-county basis.
Hunt was Morgan’s advisor and mentor while Morgan was at TTU earning his doctorate, and together the two developed an article from Morgan’s dissertation. Morgan is pleased with the feedback his article has received, but is quick to point out that authoring the article wasn’t a solo project.
Dr. Andrew Graettinger, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Dr. Philip Johnson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, have developed a method of drilling long, straight, small holes in typical building materials without compromising the strength of the structure. This new method will be used for building stabilization, especially in areas that are considered earthquake zones.
Arrests, routine traffic stops and other daily law enforcement duties can be dangerous for police officers, but now they are becoming a little safer, faster and more accurate thanks to a new system developed by UA computer scientists.