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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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