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Lightning Sensor Launch Saturday Brings Decades of Work to Fruition

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In the mid 1990s, when NASA built two identical Lightning Imaging Sensors (just in case), Dr. Hugh Christian planned all along to send the flight spare into space. He just didn't expect it to take almost 20 years for that to happen.
15-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Northrop Grumman Challenges Students to Fight Drones with Cyber Takedown

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Other than shooting it down, how can you stop an enemy drone from entering a protected zone? The question was put to a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) senior design class by Northrop Grumman Corp., pawning a cross-campus collaboration. The...
13-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UAH, HudsonAlpha Team as Part of National $31.5 Million Genetics Effort

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Research by The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology will help scientists can better understand how our cells work. The research is part of a four-year, $31.5 million National Institutes of Health...
2-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Tropics Cool in January; Globe Doesn’t

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Global Temperature Report: January 2017
1-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

NASA Reviewing $239 Million UAH-Led Proposal for Lunar Astrophysics Mission

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Next-generation astrophysics research using the moon as home base and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as its world-class data center are the goals of a multiyear, $237 million NASA satellite mission proposed by a UAH...
18-Jan-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

UAH Lab Uses Predictive Analysis to Determine Electrical Insulator Failures

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A new laboratory dedicated to predictive failure testing of electrical insulators used by utilities, electrical component manufacturers, aerospace firms and NASA is now open in the Engineering Building at The University of Alabama in Huntsville...
17-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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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

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

Our Experts on Newswise

Lowly Control Systems Vulnerable to Hacks, According to UAH Expert

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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

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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

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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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