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Start-Up With COE ties a Finalist in Business Pitch Competition During SXSW

A University of Alabama start-up company developing technology to charge cell phones and other portable devices wirelessly was selected to pitch to potential investors in a unique competition during the annual South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. The firm, e-Electricity,  was selected by Life360, a mobile app development company… Read more

In The News: Seat belt use is required in other vehicles, but why not school buses?

The effectiveness of seat belts — both lap belts and shoulder straps — in reducing injuries and deaths in automobile accidents is widely documented in studies and backed up by anecdotes from first responders. But when it comes to requiring seat belts on school buses, safety experts are divided …… Read more

Sources: Monroe News Star, Lafayette Advertiser

In The News: 3D-printed molecule provides new perspective for cancer research

While two-dimensional modeling of double-stranded DNA molecules has been useful for the purpose of cancer research, the composition of the G-quadruplex, a four-stranded DNA sequence, has proven a different beast. A 3D printing lab at the University of Alabama has successfully produced a physical model of its molecular structure, improving… Read more

Sources: Gizmag, Phys.org, Medical Design Technology

In The News: A lesson in 3-D: Printing technology demonstrated at Science Sunday

Fossilized fish bones sat beside plastic shark teeth, printed by modern 3-D printers Sunday in Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The UA Museum of Natural History hosted the first Science Sunday of the year to demonstrate 3-D printing technology for the public. The free event also featured… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, The Crimson White

In The News: Alabama Launchpad features three firms with ties to the University of Alabama

Three companies with University of Alabama ties are among the 12 teams selected to compete in the latest round of the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition, a contest designed to help startups take their ideas from concept to reality. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, Al.com