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Twin entrepreneurs behind RadioBro target mini-satellite, aviation opportunities

Innovation

PARIS -- Twin brothers Mark and Eric Becnel built their first mini-satellite while attending the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Now 27, they operate a company that has developed communications radios for small spacecraft and a data logging kit for aircraft testing that will be...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama rocketeer Tim Pickens talks space flight, rocket bikes

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Like the city where he lives, Tim Pickens has rockets in his DNA. Over the years, Pickens has earned a reputation for masterminding an unconventional propulsion system that took a private spacecraft to the edge of space and for quirky inventions...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Archangel Systems takes off with global aviation companies

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AUBURN, Alabama – For Michael Greene, an electrical engineer with experience working on aerospace projects, it all started with failed mechanical gyros on a cross country flight in his private plane. Determined to create something more reliable, Greene started Archangel Systems in Auburn more...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama students blast off to victory in largest rocketry competition

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A team of students from Russellville won first place in the world’s largest rocketry competition, earning the right to represent the United States in an international fly-off at the Paris International Airshow in June. The RCS Engineers Rocketry Team beat out 100 competing teams...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Launchpad Innovation Awards nomination deadline looms

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Nominations are open for the 2015 Alabama Launchpad Innovation Awards, which recognize significant contributions to the state’s innovation economy. Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, will accept nominations through May 17 for the annual awards. Winners will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance targets research breakthroughs

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Promising new therapies for debilitating diseases like diabetes and Parkinson’s are stemming from drug discovery work taking place in Alabama research facilities – an effort that’s getting a $2 million infusion from two insurers. At the center of this high-potential research...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Made In Alabama’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Innovation

The holiday season is a perfect time to tap into the creativity and innovation of Alabama’s craftsmen and entrepreneurs. With that in mind, Made in Alabama is rolling out its second Holiday Gift Guide showcasing original homegrown products that are ideal for sharing with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Made-in-Alabama gift: Pens crafted from Bourbon barrels

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The handcrafted ink pens Joel Lockridge fashions in a small woodworking shop at his Birmingham area home are fueling a mini export boom from Alabama to parts all over the world. “I’ve now shipped to 27 countries and counting — some I’ve even had to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Robotics Technology Park ready for expansion (update)

Innovation

TANNER, Alabama – Construction work is beginning on an expansion at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RPT) that will add new capabilities to a facility that's already considered one of the world's most innovative training centers. A groundbreaking ceremony for the RTP's Integration, Entrepreneurial...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Emerging Alabama bioscience sector on display in Belgium

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BRUSSELS, Belgium – The emerging Alabama bioscience sector is getting a close-up look in Belgium as part of a trade mission that aims to create opportunities for business connections, research partnerships, and new investment. Over the past two days, Alabama bioscience company leaders have...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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