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UA Astronomers Discover Giant Black Holes on Collision Course

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Using NASA’s flagship space telescope for X-ray astronomy, students at The University of Alabama discovered the first evidence for giant black holes in dwarf galaxies on a collision course.

February 24, 2023

UA Partners with Air Force to Explore Space Innovation

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Researchers at The University of Alabama are exploring how a single spacecraft could service several satellites orbiting the Earth in one trip, potentially extending the mission of the satellites.

January 24, 2023

New Microscopes to Position UA as Leader in Materials Characterization

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A suite of new instruments focused on understanding materials will give The University of Alabama an elite platform while expanding opportunities for students.

December 4, 2022

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby Addresses Inaugural CIROH Meeting at UA

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The Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology recently held its inaugural science meeting at The University of Alabama, bringing together water researchers and professionals to establish its future vision and path.

October 13, 2022

UA Researchers Hope to Spur Adoption of Greener Jet Fuel

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Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are spearheading a project to demonstrate an innovative method to create jet fuel from plants, helping the airline industry meet goals for using a renewable fuel source...

October 11, 2022

UA Researchers Contribute to Startup of Dark Matter Detector

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Dark matter particles, which are fundamental to understanding the universe, have never been detected — but perhaps not for much longer.

July 15, 2022

UA Researchers Develop Way to Test Water for Metal Pollutants

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Research involving The University of Alabama created an easier way to detect harmful levels of heavy metals in water, which could help improve human health by boosting detection efforts by regulatory agencies, water utilities...

July 5, 2022

UA Leading Work on Novel Fuel for High-Velocity Missiles

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An innovative form of hydrogen fuel being developed by researchers at The University of Alabama could be used to support long-range, precision-fire missiles in protecting against potential threats to the United States.

March 9, 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

Scientists Show Viable Path to Finding Long-Sought Particle

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Finding an elusive elementary particle is more viable than ever after an international group of scientists explored a production mechanism that overcomes the limitation of previous searches.

February 2, 2022

Satellite Made By UA Students Ready for Launch

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If everything goes as planned, in January a small satellite made by the students will be launched into space.

December 13, 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 Researchers Creating Digital Exhibition of Birmingham Artist’s Work

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Using cutting-edge imaging technology and digital curation, a project involving The University of Alabama will allow the work and stories of a well-regarded southern artist to be preserved digitally for future generations.

October 11, 2021

UA Receives Grant to Use Machine Learning to Study Dark Matter

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A team of researchers at The University of Alabama hope to develop tools that probe this otherwise invisible but important component of the universe, tackling one of the biggest questions in physics, astronomy and...

September 27, 2021