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Ah-oo-gah and Other Alabama Greats

Ah-oo-gah and Other Alabama Greats

The wonderful array of inventions by Alabama’s more famous inventors includes the first subatomic particle accelerator, the first submarine and the ah-oo-gah of the Klaxon car horn.

November 2013
Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion

An aquarium-like window on the wild variety of patents filed by Alabamians — from the sometimes great notions to the often odd or novel.

November 2013
Alabama Edisons

Alabama Edisons

From life-saving biotechnology to P.T. Barnum promotions, Alabama inventors are in the thick of the game. Meet a few of Alabama’s Edisons and their handiwork — genetic diagnosis at the doctors’ office, artificial snow, programmable magnets...

November 2013
Where Rockets are Born

Where Rockets are Born

Satellites that control everything from national security surveillance to your smartphone GPS are launched on a rocket built in Decatur, at United Launch Alliance

October 2013
Building a Southeastern Tech Contender

Building a Southeastern Tech Contender

Birmingham-based CTS Inc. has grown up with the IT business — from turnkey software development to the latest in data mining and business intelligence — becoming one of the leading IT consultants in the Southeast.

September 2013
Hack This!

Hack This!

Cyber security experts converge in Huntsville for a bewildering test of hacking skills and a conference called TakeDownCon.

September 2013
Critical Information

Critical Information

A medical crisis inspired Julie Slayton with a critical IT solution and a new business.

November 2012
Robots Making Warheads

Robots Making Warheads

It took eight years of planning and a lot of reassurance for Raytheon to convince the Missile Defense Agency it could let robots help build warheads for the nation’s new missile defense system.

November 2012
Careers that Take Off

Careers that Take Off

The Alabama Aviation Center, along with some of Alabama’s largest public universities, are filling the gap for aviation mechanics and aeronautical engineers—jobs that are not only prolific in Alabama, but also in neighboring states.

October 2012
A Resource at Your Fingertips

A Resource at Your Fingertips

Aerospace group hopes to boost industry with online directory.

October 2012
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