The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is a state supported public university founded in 1969. UAH is an accredited university with five colleges: engineering, nursing, science, business and liberal arts. UAH confers Bachelor, Master's and Doctoral degrees. UAH is best known for its work in astrophysics and atmospheric science. UAH managed the first commercial non-government rocket program. The first high-temperature superconductor was discovered and built at UAH. UAH has a Space Grant and it conducted experiments on the Soviet Space Station, Mir. The National Space Science and Technology Center is on the campus of UAH. UAH has nearly 4200 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students at the present time.
Ultra-thin silicon films create vibrant optical colors
A new technology, which creates a rainbow of optical colors with ultra-thin layers of silicon, has been recently demonstrated by a research group at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
Morning is the time for powerful lightning
Wherever you are, if it's 8 a.m. it's time for the kids to be in school, time perhaps for a second cup of coffee, and time for the most powerful lightning strokes of the day.
Professors expose the 'uncomfortably common' practice of coercive citation
In today's highly competitive world, everyone wants to get ahead. But at what cost? That's the question Dr. Eric Fong, associate professor of management at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), had ...
Borrowing from whales to engineer a new fluid sensor
How can a humpback whale and a device that works on the same principle as the clicker that starts your gas grill help an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fly longer and with more stability?
Scientists ship instrument that will expand view of global lightning
An expanded view of lightning around the globe is coming closer for scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), thanks to a repurposed measuring instrument.
Sudden jump in a storm's lightning might warn a supercell is forming
A sudden jump in the number of lightning strikes inside a garden-variety thunderstorm might soon give forecasters a new tool for predicting severe weather and issuing timely warnings, according to research ...
Spinning up a dust devil on Mars
Spinning up a dust devil in the thin air of Mars requires a stronger updraft than is needed to create a similar vortex on Earth, according to research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
Physicist presents new observational solar weather model
Scientists now have an observational framework to help predict solar weather and how it will affect Earth.
Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978 shows +0.14 C increase per decade
Dr. John Christy, a professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and Dr. Roy Spencer, an ESSC principal scientist, use data ...
Supersensitive nanodevice can detect extremely early cancers
(Phys.org) —Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases is on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with ...
Scientists' work may lead to mission to find out what's inside asteroids
Future asteroid mining operations and how we deal with an impending strike could be influenced by research on a potential NASA mission that's being done by team that includes a University of Alabama in Huntsville ...
Shy people use Facebook longer but disclose less
It's not the person posting 10,000 pictures a week of their cat who's the big-time Facebook user, even if you might think so.
New enclosure ensures SMAP UAV research keeps on flying
A new enclosure for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) testing gives the Systems Management and Production (SMAP) Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) new capabilities to test software and hardware ...
Students' autonomous robot project could be a lifesaver
The building is on fire but the firefighters are unsure about what's fueling it or how hazardous the situation is. They place a robot at the entrance and program in a rudimentary set of directions using a ...
Third warmest may in satellite record might portend record-setting El Nino
May 2014 was the third warmest May in the 35-year satellite-measured global temperature record, and the warmest May that wasn't during an El Niño Pacific Ocean warming event, according to Dr. John Christy, a professor of ...