Technology and Innovation

Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

Advances in hypersonic missiles by Russia and China have put the U.S. behind in airborne weapons. Recent Lockheed Martin contracts — including key work in Huntsville — appear to be aimed at getting the U.S. back into the game.

$2 Million AI Drone Dangle

Truth be told, there’s every chance that the Drone Racing League was thought up in somebody’s mom’s basement. It was founded in 2015, according...

How to Recruit Top IT Talent

Recruitment of top information technology talent is essential these days. Here’s how some of Alabama’s largest employers go about it.

Nuclear Powered Mars Venture

BWX Technologies is bringing its considerable nuclear expertise to Huntsville, supporting NASA hopes for a mission to Mars.

Surviving and Thriving in Dog-Eat-Dog E-Commerce

Veterinary Internet ships vet supplies to 38 states and four continents, makes swift adaptations in IT, inventory and marketplaces, and stays a nip ahead of Amazon.

Birmingham Nets Data Center Packing $785M Potential

DC BLOX has announced plans for a Birmingham data center with a $785 million investment potential over the next 10 years.

Huntsville Lands $750M Facebook Data Center

A Facebook data center will begin to take shape in Huntsville later this year to host photos, videos and news.

Tennis Ball Fetching Robot on Kickstarter

Business Alabama has been following the progress of Tennibot, the tennis court-roaming robot that uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to...

Small Town Fiber Fest: From Zero to Gigabit Hero

ABOVE Adtran Vice President of Marketing Gary Bolton, far right, moderates a session on acquiring gig status. They came from Dothan and Decatur, Columbiana and...

A Life-Critical Hedge Bet

VAP Diagnostics’ cholesterol test solves the 60 percent inaccuracy of standard tests. New investors bet this critical technology will flourish, after an earlier fumble by private equity.

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Dog’s Nose Inspires Diabetes Detector

A new wearable device by AerBetic Inc. lets diabetics keep up with their blood-sugar levels.

Auburn Soil Lab Gets $43M Infusion

A venerable soil research facility at Auburn University is expecting a $43 million funding infusion from Congress for a new facility that will continue its work of improving global food production.

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

Mike Baergen Baergen is general manager of the Ozark Assembly Operations for Bell Flight, working to increase production while maintaining safety and quality standards. Baergen,...

City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.