Can you imagine a dragonfly eating a hummingbird? Spend a few minutes with Dr. John Abbott, who has studied the fast flying insects for nearly 30 years, and you’ll see why he calls them “amazing.”
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Through simulations, astronomers like Dr. Jeremy Bailin and his University of Alabama colleague, Dr. Dean Townsley, gain insight into objects in space that is not possible through observations alone.
Heat, itself, is helping researchers discover potential impacts of a warming world.
By recording months of bird calls, University of Alabama researchers are creating a baseline to later measure changing bird populations.
Some people enjoy tracking spring’s first robin. Others … well … they get their buzz from focusing on smaller winged creatures.
A University of Alabama researcher analyzes material birthed by a devastatingly violent volcanic eruption in hopes an increased understanding leads to more accurate forecasting.
A University of Alabama engineering professor hopes efforts in his lab to find different chemicals from those now used to clean industrial emissions will lead to cheaper and more efficient carbon capture methods.
Two engineering professors are working with industry to solve key issues in automotive manufacturing, using computers to save the companies time and money.
A UA doctoral student’s collaborative research with the Smithsonian Institute revealed salamanders are shrinking – a phenomenon linked to climate change, researchers hypothesize.
University of Alabama researchers look to nature, including the design of butterfly wings, for flight inspiration.