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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

A ‘Super’ Find

Shiny, black magnetic films, about the size of a penny and made by University of Alabama researchers, are central to a discovery of how to conduct resistance-free electricity in a manner previously thought impossible.

December 8, 2006

Devastating Consequences

With Hurricane Katrina’s intense destruction in 2005, government officials and private citizens can no longer take public infrastructure for granted. Through a series of research projects, The University of Alabama’s Aging Infrastructure Systems Center...

August 28, 2006

‘Actual Mileage May Vary’

As gas prices hover near the $3 a gallon mark, drivers are tempted to try and squeeze every inch of travel possible from each drop of gasoline.

February 11, 2006

Aiming High… and Deep

A University of Alabama engineering professor and his student team are researching ways to improve projectiles’ ability to penetrate sand, soil and other targets in an effort to assist American troops.

August 15, 2005

UA Researchers Develop New Method to Stabilize Older Buildings

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...

February 24, 2003

Following Their Lead

While the number of women scientists and engineers has certainly increased since the late 1970s, when Dr. Margaret Johnson was an undergraduate student, it has been a slow change.

November 14, 2002

UA Researchers Help Develop Fuel of the Future

Pumping gas into your car may be unnecessary in a few years. Instead, many vehicles on the highways could run on hydrogen fuel cells. Research at The University of Alabama is helping move this...

October 12, 2002

Ballistics Research Helps Air Force Develop New Weapons Technology

A research team in The University of Alabama's College of Engineering is assisting the U.S. Air Force in selecting the best steel alloy to use in its next generation of air-launched weapons.

September 9, 2002

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

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