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UA students to compete in national EV battery challenge

A team of students from the University of Alabama will compete in a premier national competition to design, build, test and integrate an advanced...

Rep. Moore wants to ‘modernize’ farm data through USDA office

In an effort to enhance the U.S. Department of Agriculture's data, Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) introduced a bill that would create a commission to...

Southern Research, Innovate Alabama join to attract biotech firms

Two notable state organizations have partnered on an initiative to attract biotech firms into Alabama and also help expand the already-existing start-up companies in...

Ivey greenlights nearly $1M for additional EV charging stations

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants to three cities for electric vehicle charging stations. The grants are worth close to a grand total of...

UA leading project to give EV batteries second life

Electric vehicles batteries will find a second life in EV charging stations under a project led by the University of Alabama. With $4 million in...

ACCS Innovation Center opens in Decatur – ‘this is a great day’

The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) marked a major milestone in its mission to prepare Alabamians of all ages for the workforce with real...

Poarch Creek Indians expands high-speed internet with $5.5 million investment

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has made a concerted effort to expand not only their tribal land's high speed internet -- but also...

Innovate Alabama awards $9.3 million to first class of designees

Innovate Alabama is taking a major leap in strengthening the state’s innovation and entrepreneurial landscape. The public-private partnership announced the inaugural designees of the...

Birmingham Parking Authority adds charging station in Avondale

Drivers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids have a new charging option in Birmingham’s Avondale business district, the Birmingham Parking Authority announced Wednesday. The BPA...

Tuskegee charged up about electric vehicles

Electric cars have been talked about for more than a decade and they are growing more popular. President Biden announced in August a target that...

Innovative startups chosen for Techstars Alabama EnergyTech accelerator

The Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator recently selected 12 startup companies, including one from Alabama, to participate in its 13-week mentoring program aimed at helping...

Huntsville hosting international conference on peanut biotechnology

The world’s top researchers, scientists and peanut industry leaders are in Huntsville this week for the Advances in Arachis through Genomics and Biotechnology Conference. The...

Trenholm State joins Innovate Alabama, awarded grant for EV program

Trenholm State Community College has joined the Innovate Alabama Network and received a grant of more than $240,000 to expand its Automotive Service Program...

UAH demonstrates cybersecurity software aboard Lockheed Martin demonstrator CubeSat

The University of Alabama in Huntsville has developed a cybersecurity software for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the university announced. The...

Leidos lunar rover inspires next generation of explorers at Alabama Cyber School

Leidos made a stop at the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering last week to show students some hardware that may carry Americans...

Ivey recognizes Clean Energy Week in Alabama

For the seventh annual National Clean Energy Week, Gov. Kay Ivey declared the week just that in Alabama.  Ivey signed a proclamation recognizing that “clean...

Regulating AI: Britt questions balance between safety and innovation

Rapid advancements in Artificial Intelligence have drawn the attention of regulators. From the Securities and Exchange and Federal Trade commissions to the White House...

Alabama bioscience sector growing with major investment projects

Growth projects valued at almost $200 million are under way in Alabama’s bioscience sector, setting the stage for robust new research grants and the...

Welcome to EARTH: East Alabama program celebrates with community, prayer

“This is the EARTH the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Sylacauga native Margaret Morton led the "Welcome to EARTH"...

Drive Electric Alabama celebrates National Drive Electric Week

In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, Drive Electric Alabama is hosting four statewide showcases this month. During the events, which are free of charge...

UA to develop fastest computing system in state

The University of Alabama will be home to the fastest computing system in the state, thanks to funding from the state and federal governments. Sen....

Mike Oatridge: Give leaders credit for addressing EV range issue

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) recently announced its third round of state grants to fund construction of electric vehicle (EV) charging...

Ivey announces $1M grant for Lawrence County solar plant project

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $1 million grant to help meet the nation’s increasing demand for solar power while providing more than 700...

Apollo to Artemis: How Leidos is powering America’s return to the moon

Each year, July 20 marks the anniversary of one of humanity’s biggest triumphs: Landing on the moon. In 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and...