- Published April 22, 2013
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A company hatched as a partnership between UAHuntsville and chemical engineering professor Dr. Krishnan Chittur is in the design phase for a device that can provide physicians one-hour pathogen testing capabilities.
- Published April 12, 2013
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An innovative “boosted dart” rocket design using some unusual materials will pierce the heavens when The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Charger Rocket Works team competes in the University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) segment of NASA’s annual Student Launch Projects at Bragg Farms, 1180 Grimwood Road in Toney on Saturday, April 20, weather permitting.
- Published April 08, 2013
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Maybe the boss' staff meeting shouldn't be such a boring snooze, but rather a more structured event to improve the performance of the team, new basic research at UAHuntsville indicates.
- Published April 04, 2013
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A rotary fuel delivery valve developed by a UAHuntsville team led by Dr. James Blackmon just might help us get manned space flights out of our immediate neighborhood one day, and he says it could have practical terrestrial applications. Dr. Blackmon, a principal research engineer at the university's Propulsion Research Center, figures that to travel to places like Mars and beyond we'll first have to decide what kind of fuel delivery system we'll use to feed the rocket engines and then we'll have to determine how we're going to rebuild or maintain that system during long stays in space. That's where the new valve comes in.
- Published March 25, 2013
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As part of a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, UAHuntsville, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and private partners will join to support ongoing economic recovery in Alabama’s 67 counties.
- Published March 18, 2013
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Engineers will be able to design better fuel systems for everything from motorcycles to rockets faster and more inexpensively because of a mathematical fuels model developed at UAHuntsville.
- Published March 12, 2013
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Grant Bergstue and Luke Burgess figure an asteroid mining space economy would be easier to build if there were the equivalent of a few Stuckey’s around out there. The pair of graduate students in the Laser Science and Engineering Group (LSEG) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville say the day will come when a space economy will need outposts on dwarf planets like Ceres to provide fuel, liquids and supplies.
- Published March 11, 2013
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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.