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UAB virtual reality surgery combines Google Glass, VIPAAR technologies

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A surgical team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently performed one of the first surgeries combining a virtual augmented reality technology and Google Glass, the computer with an optical head-mounted display. UAB says combining the VIPAAR (short for Virtual...

Written by Jerry Underwood

2014 wish list: 7 Alabama-made products you wish you could buy

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Now that the 2013 gift-giving season is in the bag, it's time to think big for the 2014 holiday season. Made in Alabama last week shared its holiday gift guide, which featured several great products made right here in the state,

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Made In Alabama Holiday Gift Guide

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The creative and inventive men and women of Alabama design and assemble all sorts of things that get sent as near as surrounding states and as far as Germany and Japan. But while we’ve heard plenty about the state’s planes, trains, and automobiles (literally),

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Boeing technology research center to create 300-400 jobs in Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -– Following an announcement from Boeing Co. that it will bring one of five research centers to Huntsville, Ala., as part of a restructuring of its Boeing Research & Technology organization, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and north Alabama leaders commended the decision.

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International Space Station, made in Alabama, marks 15 years

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The International Space Station, partially designed and assembled in Alabama, celebrates its 15-year anniversary this month. On Dec. 4, 1998, Node 1 -- known as “Unity” -- was launched into space aboard the shuttle Endeavour and two days later connected with...

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Alabama officials talk to Boeing on work related to 777X assembly in Huntsville

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and other officials today met with Boeing Co. representatives to discuss the possibility of the aerospace company placing work related to the assembly of the 777X passenger jet in Huntsville, where Boeing already has a major presence.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Governor Robert Bentley to lead Alabama economic development mission to Japan

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Robert Bentley will travel to Japan on an economic development mission with the goal of recruiting more jobs to Alabama and strengthening relationships with Japanese companies that already have facilities in the state. The governor will depart on Sunday, November...

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REHAU to open first U.S. research and development center in Cullman

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – REHAU Inc., a European company that produces components used in automotive manufacturing and other industries, has chosen Cullman, Ala., for the location of its first research and development facility outside of Germany, the Alabama Department of Commerce announced today. REHAU’s Alabama...

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AIDT, Mercedes-Benz partnership going strong after two decades in Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – When the first production jobs at Mercedes-Benz’s new Alabama plant were advertised, an avalanche of applications followed – 63,000 to be precise. In stepped AIDT, the state’s workforce training agency, and a partnership was born. AIDT has been with Mercedes on...

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Alabama Launchpad funds innovative start-up companies

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Imagine no longer having to worry about your cellular phone battery becoming drained, thanks to a new device that allows it to recharge wirelessly without the need to plug in to a power outlet. An Alabama start-up company’s product would harvest...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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