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Researchers Turn to “Citizen Scientists” for Help Identifying Gravitational Waves


Dr. Tyson Littenberg, a research astrophysicist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and an adjunct professor in the Department of Space Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), is among a team of researchers who have launched...
10-Jan-2017 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

2016 Edges 1998 as Warmest Year on Record


Global Temperature Report: December 2016
4-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Design Neutron Spectrometer Being Tested for Manned Spaceflight


The Fast Neutron Spectrometer (FNS) is now aboard the International Space Station. Neutrons contribute to crew radiation exposure and must be measured to assess exposure levels. The FNS uses a new instrument design that can significantly improve...
29-Nov-2016 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Geostationary Lightning Mapper Launch Caps 36 Years From Idea to Flight


Dr. Hugh Christian is getting ready to watch 36 years of work rocket into space. Once successfully launched on Nov. 19 aboard the GOES-R satellite on an Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the NASA/NOAA Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM)...
15-Nov-2016 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Green Process to Make Carbon Fiber Used in Rocket Nozzles Gets Patent


A new, green process developed by a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) professor to make carbon fiber that forms ablative rocket nozzles and heat shields could be of interest to NASA, which has a dwindling stockpile of cellulose rayon fiber...
3-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

La Niña Pacific Cooling Event Strengthens


Global Temperature Report: October 2016
1-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAH Collaboration with NASA Has ‘Changed the Textbooks’


Close cooperation among the NASA and university scientists working in Cramer Hall at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) creates a unique intellectual alloy from the everyday blending of NASA personnel, UAH faculty and staff, and the...
20-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Seek Science Behind Sand Mountain Tornadoes


University of Alabama in Huntsville scientists study whether a sudden slowing of wind after it accelerates over Sand Mountain in the northeastern corner of Alabama might help explain why tornadoes are more apt to form there.
19-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lowly Control Systems Vulnerable to Hacks, According to UAH Expert


Industrial systems that control heating and cooling, water treatment plants, etc. are a low priority. That’s why they are so vulnerable to hackers, says Dr. Ray Vaughn, vice president for research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
28-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Natural Products Drug Discovery Group explores plant potential


Begun over 20 years ago at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to study medicinal properties of Costa Rican plants, the Natural Products Drug Discovery Group has branched out to Africa, Australia, the Bahamas, Yemen and Cuba.
10-Jun-2013 11:15 AM EDT

Psychologist Examines Effects of Technology Society


As daily news of cyber crimes, such as bullying, sextortion and pornography, and other forms of fraud are reported, deciphering good from bad web sites is key to navigating the Internet in today’s fast paced technological society according to...
29-May-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Researchers Go from Hurricane Ida to Icy Cyclone

Researchers and students from The University of Alabama in Huntsville will swap T-shirts and flip flops from studying hurricane Ida for parkas and mukluks to join a multi-university team that is studying blizzards in the upper Midwest.
10-Nov-2009 7:00 AM EST

Boost Economy by Importing Taxpayers, Says Professor

In addition to spending $825 billion on an economic stimulus package, President A A finance professor at The University of Alabama in Huntsville said President Obama and the new Congress should consider "importing" taxpayers as a quick, low-cost...
23-Jan-2009 8:00 AM EST

Nine Smart Ways to Downsize and Five Things to Avoid

Companies considering downsizing as a strategy for surviving the current economic recession should know one thing about the experience that many companies had with downsizing: It didn't work. Cutting payroll without a plan to improve productivity...
16-Dec-2008 8:00 AM EST

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