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Funding wave boosts Birmingham tech startup scene

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Entrepreneurs and innovators are getting noticed for their work in Birmingham, attracting millions of dollars in new investment for their technology-based startups. In recent months, there have been at least three major funding announcements involving local firms: On-demand grocery delivery service Shipt announced this...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama-made Atlas V rockets to lift NASA to asteroid, Mars

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Alabama-made Atlas V rockets will launch a NASA spacecraft on a dramatic mission to rendezvous with an asteroid and later send Mars 2020, the space agency’s next-generation robotic rover, to the Red Planet. [caption id="attachment_15359" align="alignright" width="300"] NASA conducts tests on an Atlas V...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Innovation Awards honor success stories across state

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Companies across Alabama, including medical researchers, shipbuilders and a media mogul, are being honored for their commitment to innovation. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama will present the 2016 Alabama Innovation Awards during the sixth annual Alabama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Birmingham. All...

Written by Dawn Azok

Innovation Week: Birmingham tech sector offers ‘room to run’ for entrepreneurs

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – World class research institutions, along with a skilled workforce, strong financial community and engaged business leadership are among the assets that make the Birmingham region fertile ground for innovation and technology. The sector’s rich landscape here is being celebrated this week,

Written by Dawn Azok

Kids from Morocco, Algeria learn astronaut skills at Space Camp

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A group of 12 youngsters from Morocco and Algeria are getting an intensive look at what it’s like to be an astronaut during a visit this week to Space Camp at the U.S Space & Rocket Center. [caption id="attachment_15240" align="alignright" width="300"]

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda’s humanoid robot makes a stop in Alabama

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LINCOLN, Alabama – Honda’s innovative humanoid robot, ASIMO, visited the automaker’s Talladega County plant this week, part of an effort to encourage STEM education among local students and celebrate the advanced technology found throughout the facility. ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative...

Written by Jerry Underwood

RadioBro entrepreneurs prep for launch of Cyclone flight test system

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The young aerospace entrepreneurs behind Huntsville startup RadioBro Corp. are prepping for the production roll-out of their flight test data-acquisition system as they continue to pursue business connections around the world. Made In Alabama, which profiled RadioBro just before last year’s Paris Air Show,

Written by Dawn Azok

NASA’s Alabama hub simulates space hazards to advance exploration

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Inside Building 4605 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, there’s a portal to space and all of its extreme conditions. It’s called the High Intensity Solar Environment Test system, or HISET. NASA says the device’s chamber is the only place on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus links with Alabama universities to build new leaders

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One of the ways Airbus is putting down roots in Alabama is through partnerships with local universities that aim to help shape the next generation of industry leaders. The aerospace giant has donated large airplane components to engineering departments at the University of South...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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