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Alabama presence at top high-tech show includes inventions, recruiting push

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LAS VEGAS – CES 2020, the world’s largest consumer technology event, is getting under way today, and Alabama companies are on hand to show off their forward-thinking products and technologies. Vince Perez, a senior project manager at the Alabama Department of Commerce, said the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Carpenter Technology opens Alabama additive manufacturing center

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ATHENS, Alabama -- Carpenter Technology Corp. today announced the opening of its newest advanced additive manufacturing (AM) facility and Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at its production campus in Athens. “We have chosen to further invest in North Alabama and continue to grow and develop...

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NASA Marshall expands ties with UA to advance in-space manufacturing

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NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville is expanding its partnership with The University of Alabama to collaborate on advanced and in-space manufacturing, a priority in the space agency’s efforts to take American astronauts back to the Moon and beyond. The agreement aims to...

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Raytheon’s next-generation Army radar will have Huntsville roots

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Turns out, Alabama’s "Rocket City" knows a lot about radars, too. Huntsville picked up its nickname after serving as the cradle of the nation’s rocket program and hosting NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, a key player in the space program for decades. The North...

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Techstars teams with Alabama Power, Commerce and EDPA to open EnergyTech Accelerator

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Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, is partnering with Alabama Power to launch the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator, a startup accelerator focused on innovations in energy technology to be located in Birmingham. The venture is receiving additional support from the Economic Development...

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How teamwork is helping Shipt deliver

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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