Physics Professors Seeking Clues to Tiniest of Elements

  • September 20, 2001

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 Italian diminutive invented by the scientist Enrico Fermi.


  • September 18, 2001

It was hard to know which was hotter, the pepper sauce, the sweltering Louisiana temperatures or the secrets being unearthed.

Final Clues

  • August 23, 2001

Each day when Dr. Keith Jacobi goes to his office and into his nearby laboratories, human skeletal remains surround him. And while The University of Alabama assistant professor of anthropology said he understands why some would find such a work setting disturbing, he does not.

Welding Research Yields Success

  • August 4, 2001

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 of intermetallic compounds change when various welding parameters are used.

UA Partnering with NASA in National Space Center

  • June 22, 2001

The University of Alabama is partnering with NASA and five other universities in the National Space Science and Technology Center, a $22 million research facility that opened recently in Huntsville.

Hypersonic Flight Studied in UA’s Wind Tunnels

  • June 10, 2001

Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in his X-1 research plane in 1947, and today, scientists at NASA are developing and testing new propulsion systems on the Hyper-X (or X-43) research plane to propel airplanes and spacecraft to hypersonic velocities (velocities greater than five times the speed of sound).

From ‘Bumper Cars’ to a Celestial ‘Race Track’ UA Astronomers Continue Groundbreaking Finds

  • June 9, 2001

With the help of the famed Hubble Space Telescope, University of Alabama astronomers have continued to uncover some impressive findings, with groundbreaking discoveries being presented separately this year to the prestigious American Astronomical Association. From the discovery of two galaxies that collided millions of years ago, to a star-forming ring that resembles a race track in form and function, the continued work of UA’s researchers is creating new levels of understanding about the cosmos for scientists and lay people alike.

UA Nursing, Capstone Medical Center Bring Health Care to Parrish

  • May 10, 2001

For 17 months, Parrish residents were without local health care, but that changed in June when the Capstone Rural Health Center, operated by The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing and UA’s Capstone Medical Center, opened in the rural Walker County town.