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Secretary Canfield to chair Alabama panel studying impact of AI technologies

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, will serve as chairman of the new Alabama Commission on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Associated Technologies, a panel that will explore how the state should prepare for the impact of future technologies. Secretary Canfield...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Marshall Space Flight Center to lead NASA lander program in return to moon

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine today announced that the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will lead the agency’s Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024. Bridenstine made the announcement in front of the 149-foot-tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket liquid...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Aerospace, automotive summits heading to Birmingham this week

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 Birmingham is hosting a pair of business summits this week that showcase Alabama’s growing automotive and manufacturing industries, providing participants with high-level networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings. The conferences are the Aerospace Innovative Technology Summit (AITS), held May 7-9, and the Automotive Advanced Technology...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama EV infrastructure grant program could provide model for nation

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The Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan could provide a significant spark for efforts to expand the network of charging stations available to drivers of electric vehicles across the state. That’s because a little noticed provision in Rebuild Alabama, approved in March to provide additional funding...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Blue Origin will test Alabama-made rocket engines at historic NASA site

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Private space company Blue Origin will refurbish the historic test stands at Marshall Space Flight Center to support testing of the BE-3U and BE-4 rocket engines built at a new Blue Origin facility in Huntsville. Test Stand 4670 served as a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Google brings Wi-Fi-equipped school buses to Alabama city

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TALLADEGA, Alabama – Google is not only building a $600 million data center in Alabama, but the internet giant is also helping some school kids in a small Talladega County town get their homework done. This morning, Google announced the launch of its Rolling...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AerBetic’s diabetes management device makes splash at CES 2019

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LAS VEGAS – An Alabama company’s invention made a big impression at the world’s largest consumer technology event. Birmingham-based AerBetic Inc. last week participated in CES 2019 in Las Vegas, where it demonstrated an innovative device that helps diabetics better manage their blood sugar.

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama’s AerBetic demonstrates diabetes device at top consumer tech event

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An Alabama company is developing an innovative device to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar, and it is being shown this week at the world’s largest consumer technology event. Birmingham-based AerBetic Inc.’s non-invasive, wearable diabetes alert system will be demonstrated at this year’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Robotics Technology Park gets new leader to direct strategic upgrades

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce and AIDT announced today that Chuck Ernst, a former Honda manufacturing executive, has been appointed to lead Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) as it embarks on a strategic plan to prepare the training facility for new...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus kicks off construction on Flight Works Alabama education center

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MOBILE, Alabama – Flight Works Alabama, a new aviation experience center near Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile, is ready to begin its take off. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey joined Airbus executives, city and county leaders from Mobile, and industry and educational partners in breaking...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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