Personal monitor systems may change healthcare
- Published: 25 March 2013
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A wireless personal health monitoring system using smartphones to upload data via the Internet will revolutionize the U.S. healthcare industry, its pioneering creators say.
Model allows engineers to test fuel system efficiency on computers
- Published: 18 March 2013
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Engineers will be able to design better fuel systems for everything from motorcycles to rockets faster and more inexpensively because of a mathematical fuels model developed at UAHuntsville.
Could asteroid mining become a space Gold Rush?
- Published: 12 March 2013
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Grant Bergstue and Luke Burgess figure an asteroid mining space economy would be easier to build if there were the equivalent of a few Stuckey’s around out there. The pair of graduate students in the Laser Science and Engineering Group (LSEG) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville say the day will come when a space economy will need outposts on dwarf planets like Ceres to provide fuel, liquids and supplies.
NASA picks UAHuntsville to join team studying cosmic rays
- Published: 11 March 2013
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UAHuntville has been selected by NASA to participate in a mission designed to investigate the highest energy cosmic rays, single sub-atomic particles, each with as much kinetic energy as a major league pitcher’s fastball.
Innovation grant will drive growth in research; educate future aerospace workforce for Alabama
- Published: 22 February 2013
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UAHuntsville has received an innovation grant that will be instrumental in advancing propulsion technology and maintaining Alabama’s status as one of the leading states in the nation in aerospace and propulsion research. UAH received a $300,000 grant as one of 15 research, innovation and job creation projects from Gov. Robert Bentley’s Alabama Innovation Fund.
UAHuntsville has critical role in audacious mission to the sun
- Published: 19 February 2013
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Feb. 19, 2013) – A critical instrument on a historic space mission that will fly into the sun’s atmosphere is being tested after development by a partnership between The University of Alabama in Huntsville, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Designed to explore the mechanisms that heat the solar atmosphere and create solar weather, the mission’s data will be analyzed with help from UAHuntsville’s computing prowess.
Two ATS grad students published in AMS journal
- Published: 18 February 2013
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Two graduate students in UAHuntsville's atmospheric science program are lead authors on research papers published in the February edition of the Monthly Weather Review, an American Meteorological Society journal. Research by Dr. Ken Leppert and Todd Murphy with UAH faculty (and one NASA scientist) may lay the groundwork for developing tools to give better predictions of both hurricanes and tornadoes.
UAHuntsville students design Sci-Quest hybrid car display
- Published: 07 February 2013
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A new exhibit that shows how hybrid cars store and expend energy was designed by students in a University of Alabama in Huntsville Mechanical and Aerospace (MAE) capstone design class for the Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center in Madison.
Grant aids study of ultrafast light as a speedy information carrier
- Published: 07 February 2013
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A five-year, $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award by the National Science Foundation will help a University of Alabama in Huntsville researcher pursue the precise measurement and control of light in ultrafast lasers and other applications.
Doctoral student found room to innovate at UAHuntsville
- Published: 04 February 2013
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Aerospace engineering was initially the allure of The University of Alabama in Huntsville for Khalid Tantawi, but ultimately the breadth of the university allowed him to expand his fields of interest and investigation in ways he did not initially expect.