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‘The Bees, I Just Quite Like Them’

Some people enjoy tracking spring’s first robin. Others … well … they get their buzz from focusing on smaller winged creatures.

July 1, 2015

Who Will Heal? Climate Change Disrupts Ancient Medical Tradition in Andes

Climate change is impacting Peruvian farmers and those who heal them. A UA researcher documents the story on film while trying to help sustain an ancient medical tradition.

June 1, 2015

A Water Wizard

A University of Alabama researcher’s software tools, called wizards, can guide water managers in protecting this critical resource.

April 20, 2015

Scrubbing CO2: A Patented Alternative for Capturing Emissions

A University of Alabama engineering professor hopes efforts in his lab to find different chemicals from those now used to clean industrial emissions will lead to cheaper and more efficient carbon capture methods.

March 2, 2015

Fly Like This

University of Alabama researchers look to nature, including the design of butterfly wings, for flight inspiration.

August 20, 2014

Sunny Days

Using sunlight to create energy may seem a simple concept, but simple ideas often take creative solutions to become reality.

April 10, 2014

Energy Supply Problem 2.0

A University of Alabama engineering professor hopes to swap rare-earth minerals used in electric machines with more abundant substitutes to drive down costs and encourage swifter adoption.

July 23, 2013

Caving for Climate

A 10,000-year-old weather report? Come on. That's going a tad deep into the archives, isn't it? Yet, that's the untold story that caves on a South Pacific island are expected to reveal to a...

July 11, 2011

Cleaning the World

A device shown to reduce vehicle emissions heads down the commercialization road.

January 28, 2011

Could ‘Multi-Vitamins’ for Microbes Help Protect Marshes from Oil?

A high-tech version of a basic principle used 8,000 years ago in reducing unwanted materials is at the heart of an effort by University of Alabama scientists to lessen the Gulf oil spill's impact...

July 15, 2010

Researcher Explores ‘Cryptic,’ Abundant Algae

If you brushed your teeth this morning, poured dressing on your salad at lunch, or licked the cold sweetness of ice cream from your lips this afternoon, you've likely had a close encounter with...

June 4, 2010

Researchers Study Stream Ecology in the Arctic

A group of University of Alabama researchers regularly endure the Arctic's frigid conditions to learn more about the relationships between the area's free-flowing streams and the organisms that survive, even thrive, because of those...

April 17, 2009

Catch and Release

A drought-interrupting rain showers a trio of anglers, but they remain undeterred from their task – despite the weather and a complete lack of interest in catching fish.

December 17, 2007

Up, Up and Away!

University of Alabama engineering researchers can now be seen high in the sky. After many years of analyzing air-quality on the ground, UA is the second university in the country operating a Sky Arrow...

November 1, 2004

Underground Weather Reports

One of Alabama's popular spots under the ground is helping University of Alabama scientists understand more about global warming on top of the ground.

October 19, 2004