- Published August 08, 2013
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Patented at UAH, a smart pill bottle that notifies you to take your medications or reminds you if you missed a dose could be en route to medicine cabinets as soon as 2015.
Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, a Cornell University college, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the New York City Economic Development Corp. and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration for a clinical study to test the effectiveness of the smart pill bottle on drug adherence in HIV-positive patients. It was one of 10 partnerships to win an inaugural PILOT Health Tech NYC grant.
- Published August 05, 2013
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Three new solar modeling developments at UAH are bringing scientists closer to being able to predict the occurrence and timing of coronal mass ejections from the sun.
- Published July 29, 2013
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Scientists may be able to better study how supercell thunderstorms work by using the data from just one Doppler radar unit and an analysis technique called synthetic dual-Doppler (SDD) that normally requires two, according to research done by a doctoral candidate at UAH.
- Published July 25, 2013
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The Mission Readiness Review of ChargerSat 1, UAH Space Hardware Club's CubeSat project, is complete, and the team is clear to complete the final touches to the satellite. ChargerSat 1 is an approximately 4-inch cube weighing 2.2 pounds. The satellite will survive six to 24 months in space before it re-enters the atmosphere. Thirteen civilian satellites will fly on the rocket, and each is participating in the meeting in California.
Upcoming is launch integration, where the satellite is put into the rocket. The satellite is scheduled to launch Oct. 30. Once the satellite is in orbit, the Space Hardware Club will talk directly to it from the UAH Engineering Building.
- Published July 24, 2013
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At one of the largest student-centered facilities of its type in the country, students at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have the opportunity to turn their engineering designs into reality.
The Engineering Design and Prototyping Facility (EDPF) at UAH has done work for industry and defense clients but "our primary clients are students working on their class based and extra-curricular projects," said Stephen Collins, the prototype development specialist who runs the place.
Located in the west wing of Olin B. King Technology Hall, the 12,000-square-foot, controlled-access facility provides capabilities in rapid prototyping, laser digitizing, computer-assisted manufacturing and composite materials manufacturing, as well as more conventional manufacturing and welding methods, which are primarily used by students in the University's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department.
- Published July 23, 2013
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The UAH ChargerSat 1 team arrived in California Monday night for three days of Mission Readiness Review meetings about the UAH CubeSat. All 13 of the civilian satellites slated for launch on a rocket as part of the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative are meeting together to present how each team is ready for the flight. Some teams feature student payloads, like the one from UAH.
- Published July 16, 2013
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New areas of extragalactic study may emerge from research by UAH astrophysicists using data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory to conclude that baryons making up all visible matter – once thought to be missing from clusters – are present in the expected ratios in large, luminous clusters.
- Published July 12, 2013
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A proposal for “Experimental Investigation of Noise and Thermo-acoustic Instabilities in Low-Emission, High-Efficiency Combustion Systems for Aviation” from UAH is among 14 selected by NASA to share in $10.5 million to conduct research and technology development in areas important to the agency's mission, develop faculty and support higher education students.
- Published July 11, 2013
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Climate change field studies in the Republic of Panama are being conducted by seven undergraduate student researchers from UAH who are studying atmospheric and earth system science, including minors in biology and mathematics, as part of a cooperative arrangement between UAH and The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC).
- Published July 09, 2013
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Mixing fun with fundamental lessons may help nursing students retain more knowledge in preparation for exams, a case study at UAH indicates.