In an effort to improve combustion engines while reducing harmful emissions, engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will test how blended fuels can work with advanced engines. Read more
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Career development, it is said, often isn’t about what you know but who you know. But in civil engineering, what you know matters. “We’re living in times that are changing at an accelerated rate,” said committee chair Ken Fridley, Ph.D., F.ASCE, a senior associate dean at the University of Alabama. Read more
Sources: ASCE News
Part of the problem could be simply the maps themselves, according to Dr. Laura Myers, a senior research scientist and the director the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama who has also been studying the issue. “When you look at a map, a lot of times they just… Read more
From Bharat Balasubramanian’s perspective, the Southeast must be more than a place for efficient, low-cost manufacturers of high-quality vehicles. To ensure long-term success, the region needs world-class engineers doing research and development work at the plant level. Developing such engineers is a major goal for Balasubramanian, an engineering professor at… Read more
Sources: Southern Automotive Alliance
When a University of Alabama football player with an injured arm instinctively stiff-armed a defender in the 2015 Southeastern Conference Championship Game, he was able to do so thanks to doctors, athletic trainers, engineering students, professors and a 3-D printer. Read more
Birmingham-based r360 Consulting has entered into a three-year agreement with the City of Northport. According to the firm, Northport will pay r360 $25,000 per year to collect economic data and lure retailers to the city. The consulting firm plans to use “mobile mapping”, which is a popular tool in the… Read more
Sources: ABC 33/40
A global group of experts that devise standards for additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, will meet at The University of Alabama. Read more
Twenty five percent more people died in car wrecks statewide in 2016 compared to the year before, according to traffic data released Tuesday by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety. The report pointed to four main causes for the rise in deaths: speed, seat belts, distracted driving… Read more
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Deaths from the state’s traffic crashes in 2016 increased by nearly a quarter from 2015, while total crashes increased by only 2 percent, according to a recent study of data by researchers at The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety. Read more
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