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Company Licenses UA Tech to Improve Concrete, Reduce Emissions

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An innovation developed in an engineering lab at The University of Alabama will help reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases created by concrete production.

April 18, 2022

UA Researchers Developing Way for Materials to Repair Themselves

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Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are exploring a promising path to self-repair for materials often used in the aerospace industry, possibly saving time and money while improving safety.

February 22, 2022

UA Technology to Aid National Nutrition Study

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A wearable device that tracks diet developed by researchers at The University of Alabama will be used as part of a study of individual nutritional responses.

February 15, 2022

Santa’s Helpers: Students Build Script A Wheelchair Lift

Hunter Dowdy (from left to right). Mason Janes, Casey Largin, Chloe Denorme and Kate Radovich present "Rachel's Lift" to Rachel Williams.

After graduating, five students stayed in Tuscaloosa an extra week to perfect their senior design project – a mechanical wheelchair lift – before presenting it as a Christmas gift to a 10-year-old Tuscaloosa girl....

December 20, 2021

From the Ground Up

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UA faculty and graduate students are working with the military to design better mobile airfields.

December 10, 2021

Strong Partnership Fuels Alabama Mobility and Power Center

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The partnership fuels a newly-formed research and workforce development center to meet the needs of the booming electric vehicle market.

November 9, 2021

UA College of Engineering Opens New Manufacturing Program

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The UA College of Engineering's Alabama Initiative on Manufacturing Development and Education, or Alabama IMaDE, held its grand opening ceremony Sept. 30.

September 30, 2021

UA’s Industrial Assessment Center Selected to Continue Mission

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The University of Alabama will continue its role as home to the state’s only Industrial Assessment Center that assists manufacturers in reducing carbon emissions and energy costs, while training the next generation of energy-efficiency...

September 16, 2021

AWI Strategic Plan Addresses Global Water Research and Solutions

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The Alabama Water Institute has launched its five-year strategic plan to guide its mission of carrying out cutting edge and applied research for a more water-secure world.

June 25, 2021

UA Researchers to Shed Light on Drug Resistance in Metastatic Cancer

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Using a Jell-O like model to study cancer, UA researchers hope to discover ways brain metastatic breast cancer evades drug therapies.

June 22, 2021

Drone Resolution

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UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management.

June 14, 2021

Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds

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About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of Alabama.

April 12, 2021

New Grant Strengthens Work to Solve Rural Wastewater Challenge

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Recently announced federal funding will move forward an ambitious project to demonstrate effective solutions to raw sewage draining into the waterways of the state’s Black Belt region.

March 12, 2021

UA Researchers Building Communication Robot for Law Enforcement

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Engineering and communication researchers at The University of Alabama are building the next generation of affordable law enforcement robotic technology.

February 24, 2021

UA Professors to Study Underwater Robotics Wireless Communications

Selected by the National Science Foundation, the professors will lead a $1.5 million effort to develop an infrastructure for underwater research robots to exchange information.

February 11, 2021