- 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.
- 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.
- Published: 30 January 2013
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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.
- Published: 28 January 2013
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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.
- Published: 23 January 2013
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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.
- Published: 22 January 2013
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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.
- Published: 11 January 2013
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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.”
- Published: 18 December 2012
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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.
- Published: 11 December 2012
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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.
- Published: 07 December 2012
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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.