In The News: Scaly wings help these butterflies soar

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA—Aerospace engineers are always on the lookout for ways to make flying more efficient. Now, they’ve discovered a trick from nature that can do just that: the scales on butterfly wings. Those incredibly tiny scales—about 0.1 millimeter long—are arranged like roof shingles on the wing, making it a… Read more

Sources: Science

Postdoc Fellow Wins Poster Contest

Muhammad Farooq, a postdoctoral fellow in The University of Alabama Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the best poster award at a conference recently. Farooq’s poster about real-time feedback from a wearable sensor that monitors energy intake during a meal was recognized at Tech Summit: Innovative Tools for Assessing Diet… Read more

Graduate Student Wins Poster Contest

Sashank Gautam, a graduate student in The University of Alabama Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, placed first in a student poster contest at an industry conference in November. Gautam’s poster, “An experimental study of low Re cavity vortex formation embedded in a laminar boundary layer,” was the top winner… Read more

In The News: Roads more dangerous before Thanksgiving

The three days leading up to Thanksgiving are the most dangerous time to be on the road, according to a recent University of Alabama study. UA’s Center for Advanced Public Safety found that there was a daily average of 460 crashes on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving in… Read more

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