Research

Insights into the Mind

  • October 7, 2001

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 performance-based test to diagnose the neurological disability.

Shelter from the Storm

  • October 6, 2001

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.

Physics Professors Seeking Clues to Tiniest of Elements

  • September 20, 2001

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 Italian diminutive invented by the scientist Enrico Fermi.

HOT, HOT, HOT!

  • September 18, 2001

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

Final Clues

  • August 23, 2001

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 some would find such a work setting disturbing, he does not.

Welding Research Yields Success

  • August 4, 2001

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 of intermetallic compounds change when various welding parameters are used.

UA Partnering with NASA in National Space Center

  • June 22, 2001

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.

Hypersonic Flight Studied in UA’s Wind Tunnels

  • June 10, 2001

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 propel airplanes and spacecraft to hypersonic velocities (velocities greater than five times the speed of sound).