A University of Alabama-based startup company that specializes in biodegradable medical implants recently placed second at the International Innovation in Materials Science Competition in Boston, Mass. Read more
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January 28, 2014 is a day few of us will forget. People stranded in cars. Children stranded in schools. Families separated and scared after a winter storm hit metro Atlanta. Now, Channel 2 Action News is getting a better look at just what happened, and why so many people went… Read more
Sources: WSB-TV 2
Two engineering professors are working with industry to solve key issues in automotive manufacturing, using computers to save the companies time and money. Read more
Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Dr. Qing Peng, who joins the College of Engineering in January 2015, played a role in an invention recently recognized by R&D Magazine as one of the top inventions in 2014. As a researcher, Peng was part of a team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne… Read more
Despite Alabama having a Graduated Driver License law — which sets restrictions for teenagers who sit behind the wheel at age 16 — it is not strong enough and should be strengthened by postponing a teen’s license until the age of 17, said David Brown, a research associate with the… Read more
Sources: The Montgomery Advertiser
Fox 6 meteorologist Wes Wyatt speaks to Dr. Laura Myers with the Center for Advanced Public Safety about the snowstorm as part of the station’s Winter Prediction Special. Read more
Sources: WBRC Fox 6
If you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving, you need to buckle up. A new study from The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) estimates more than 2,500 wrecks could happen on Alabama highways this week. The Thanksgiving travel period is defined as the holiday on Thursday and… Read more
Automobile crashes caused by deer, alcohol and bad weather are more common during the week of Thanksgiving than the rest of the year, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety. Read more
University of Alabama Engineering graduate student Will Guin works with “pop-tubes,” which use microwaves, to create a more effective airframe skin for the Boeing 787 aircraft. His research and presentation won him first place in the 3 Minute Thesis competition on campus in 2013. Read more
Sources: The Center for Public Television
When humans begin to explore other planets, such as Mars, or return to the moon, their trusty robots will have to be more than remote-controlled hunks of metal. Much like NASA rovers that have explored the Martian surface, robots will have to think for themselves, at least in some aspect.… Read more