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A Song from the Heart

Dr. Hideo Fujiwara, a University of Alabama physicist, has sung the praises of the campus’ information storage research center to some of the world’s biggest electronic names, but he can frequently be heard singing...

May 5, 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

A View from Afar

University of Alabama astronomers and their students are gaining regular access to two mountaintop-based telescopes, including one in the southern hemisphere, without leaving campus.

November 12, 2006

Who Am I?

Thirteen years ago Dr. Marcus Brown, associate professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, and one of his now former graduate students were awarded a patent for their novel invention which identifies...

May 10, 2006

Building a Better Plastic

An effort led by a University of Alabama chemist has demonstrated a new way to dissolve and use cellulose – found in the cell walls of trees and other plants – in producing...

September 3, 2005

Innovative Classes and Research Give UA Chemistry Professor Two Achievement Awards

A University of Alabama chemistry class will explore different bacteria, including ones that eat sulfur and rock, through funding supplied by a National Science Foundation Award. Dr. Kevin Redding, associate professor of chemistry in...

September 29, 2004

Math Learning Enters the Computer Age

In January 2003, Greensboro East High School became the first of three high schools in Alabama to begin teaching mathematics with computers and one-on-one tutoring when it opened its Math Technology Learning Center (MTLC),...

October 2, 2003

Improving Computer Chips, Unraveling Epilepsy Mysteries

The National Science Foundation has awarded two University of Alabama faculty with CAREER Awards, NSF's most prestigious awards for top-performing scientists and engineers who are early in their careers.

August 20, 2003

Truck with Prototype Fuel Cell Visits UA

A heavy-duty highway tractor truck equipped with a first-of-its-kind fuel-cell auxiliary power unit (APU), which is designed to reduce diesel fuel consumption and emissions, recently made a stop at the UA College of Engineering.

May 26, 2003

UA Computer Scientists Develop New Law Enforcement Search Engine

Arrests, routine traffic stops and other daily law enforcement duties can be dangerous for police officers, but now they are becoming a little safer, faster and more accurate thanks to a new system developed...

January 15, 2003

Less Means More in Nano-Particles Research

If less is more, researchers in The University of Alabama's Center for Materials Information Technology, or MINT, have struck gold in their attempts to discover how to store greater amounts of data in smaller...

October 5, 2002

May the Technology Force Be With You

Most people know George Lucas for his creation of the "Star Wars" film saga. However, it was Lucas' work with education - not his more famous work in film — that caught the attention...

May 1, 2002

Astronomers Use Hubble Space Telescope to Review Spiral Galaxy with ‘Backward’ Arms

Astronomers from The University of Alabama and Bevill State Community College recently presented remarkable Hubble Space Telescope images of the disk of a distant spiral galaxy.

January 23, 2002

Insights into the Mind

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...

October 7, 2001

Physics Professors Seeking Clues to Tiniest of Elements

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...

September 20, 2001