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Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Sunny Days

Using sunlight to create energy may seem a simple concept, but simple ideas often take creative solutions to become reality.

Shaping Safer Scans

A patented technique relying on shape manipulation of nanoparticles offers potential for safer MRIs.

Stimulate My Brain

Two education professors at The University of Alabama hope low-current brain stimulation can be an answer for students who struggle to learn, recall or retain information.

Particle Physics, Post-Higgs

Two University of Alabama physicists who were part of the Higgs boson discovery team say the fun has just begun

Energy Supply Problem 2.0

A University of Alabama engineering professor hopes to swap rare-earth minerals used in electric machines with more abundant substitutes to drive down costs and encourage swifter adoption.

No Mountain Too Low

Global earthquakes help a University of Alabama geologist image a mostly ice-buried mountain range in Antarctica.

Suspending Belief: Virtual Reality Lab to Provide Coping, Research Opportunities

The University of Alabama will soon become the third university in the country, researchers say, to have a social work virtual reality lab.

Private Eyes: Study Looks at Alleviating Customers’ Privacy Concerns

By better understanding how consumers are made comfortable providing personal information online, University of Alabama marketing experts are providing website-development strategies beneficial to both customers and companies.

A Catalyst for Jobs

As anyone who has picked up a newspaper — or stood in an unemployment line — knows, creating jobs in today’s economic climate is a slow-lane struggle. In partnership with UA faculty and staff, two departments seek to use campus breakthroughs to accelerate lane changes.

Soaking Up Noise

Deafening noise during combustion can lead to jet engine failure. A University of Alabama engineering professor, working with the U.S. Navy, uses a sponge-like material to reduce engine noise at its source.

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