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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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Welcome to UAHuntsville’s CAVE

'Fisheye' image of person looking into camera lens at the CAVE

CAVE is the CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment, a three-sided virtual reality chamber that’s 10 by 10 by 10 feet of whatever your mind can imagine and a computer can plot, complete with directional aural effects courtesy of surround sound. 

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UAHuntsville researcher’s football rankings place championship loser Notre Dame at No. 1

UAHuntsville Senior Research Scientist Dr. Wes Colley talks about his college football ranking system with WAAY-TV Channel 31’s Holly Thrasher

When UAHuntsville Senior Research Scientist Dr. Wes Colley talks about his college football ranking system, one thing comes across loud and clear: “It’s simple. I don’t have a ‘tweak factor’ in there.”

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UAH, software company develop Air Force cyber-warfare simulations

John Rushing

Very few days at the office are considered to be boring in the eyes of John Rushing, principal research scientist at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
 

He admits some days are a little different than others, though.

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High school students get excited about STEM at UAHuntsville event

students at STEM

Providing students an avenue to explore Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields by challenging them with a space project was what it was all about when 215 area high school juniors and seniors competed in six divisions at InSPIRESS, held at Spragins Hall on The University of Alabama in Huntsville campus on Monday, Dec. 10.

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UAHuntsville researchers make Fermi telescope a better catcher

An illustration of the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) aboard NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

The Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) aboard NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is now 10 times better at catching the brief outbursts of high-energy light that are produced above thunderstorms, thanks to work by researchers at UAHuntsville.

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New free phone application tracks air quality; instant data for people with respiratory issues

closeup image of the MAQI application on a smart phone

People with respiratory problems can get an instant up-to-date local report on a key air pollutant through a new free mobile phone app created at UAHuntsville.

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Social media not just for teens

Sandra Harper

Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi are all connected by the Gulf Coast, and as such, they all have a stake in the area's economic and environmental viability. So it makes sense that multidisciplinary researchers in these states are pooling together their knowledge, experience, data, and technologies as part of the National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)-sponsored Northern Gulf Coastal Hazards Collaboratory (NG CHC).

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