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NASA picks UAHuntsville to join team studying cosmic rays

Illustration of the JEM-EUSO instrument.

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.

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Innovation grant will drive growth in research; educate future aerospace workforce for Alabama

Governor Robert BentleyUAHuntsville 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.

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UAHuntsville has critical role in audacious mission to the sun

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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.

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Two ATS grad students published in AMS journal

Dr. Ken Leppert and Todd Murphy

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.

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UAHuntsville students design Sci-Quest hybrid car display

Students in a University of Alabama in Huntsville Mechanical and Aerospace (MAE) capstone design class created a new Sci-Quest exhibit that shows how hybrid cars store and expend energy. From left are Chandler Wicks, Jordan Steelman, Jeannette Zatowski, Dakota Gomez and Paul Fryer. 

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.

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Grant aids study of ultrafast light as a speedy information carrier

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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.

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Doctoral student found room to innovate at UAHuntsville

Khalid Tantawi

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.

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Atmospheric Sciences professor helps create new weather prediction app

NOAA image of stormy weather

A University of Alabama in Huntsville Atmospheric Sciences professor helped provide guidance for a new weather application for iPhone and Android that the releasing company says will provide the most accurate and up-to-date predictions possible.

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Nanophotonics technology enables a new kind of optical spectrometer

Dr. Junpeng Guo, UAHuntsville Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Optics, and doctoral student Haisheng Leong view the spectra from a new nanoscale photonic device called a super nano-grating. 

By bringing nanophotonics technology to traditional optical spectroscopy, a new kind of optical spectrometer with functions of sensing and spectral measurement has been recently demonstrated by a research team at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Dr. Junpeng Guo, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Optics at UAHuntsville, recently created a new nanoscale photonic device called a super nano-grating, with the assistance of his doctoral student, Haisheng Leong. With a fabricated super nano-grating, Dr. Guo’s group demonstrated a new kind of optical sensing apparatus called spectrometer sensors.

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UAHuntsville part of team that makes NASA’s Hi-C flight a success

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Work done in part by The University of Alabama in Huntsville has enabled a group of solar scientists to see into the sun’s corona in unprecedented detail.

Scientists and engineers from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Marshall Space Flight Center and UAHuntsville teamed to align mirrors on the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C. Following that work, the imager captured the highest-resolution images ever taken of the million-degree solar corona, using a resolution five times greater than previous imagers. Hotter than the solar surface, the corona is where solar flares occur and release energy that drives solar storms that can impact Earth.

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