Technology and Innovation

Opelika Power Services: Opelika Puts Itself on the Main Line

When the city of Opelika bought a privately owned electric plant more than 100 years ago, many Americans were still without electricity — cooking...

VIPAAR Biotechnology Company: Now You See It

The notion of having a technician materialize before your eyes to help you fix your computer might seem as farfetched as a scene from...

Cloud Computing: Putting the Cloud Within Reach

One of the hottest topics in information technology is cloud computing, and Huntsville’s Adtran Inc. is a major player, providing hardware and expertise that...

Auburn Research Park: High Tech Seeks High Yield

Just off South College Street — Auburn’s main drag — past the chain restaurants, retail outlets and hotels is Auburn Research Park, a cluster...

The Weld That Came in from the Cold War to Change Technology

In a closed, secret city, the Cold War prepared to heat up as Russian scientists quietly developed powerful technology intended to defeat their number...

Twitter and how it Can Benefit Companies

For you CEOs out there, here’s all you need to know about Twitter. Many of the smartest people in your company love it and think...

Busby Builds his Company

If Jim Busby were to write a book, it might be called “How to tinker your way onto the New York Stock Exchange.” While the...

Ah-oo-gah and Other Alabama Greats

Robert Van de Graaff demonstrates a 1.5 million-volt electrostatic generator at an alumni dinner in a ballroom at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1933. Robert...

Long Fixes her Problem

Drew Ann Long saw a problem and fixed it. The Alabaster mom was frustrated when her trips to the store included an entourage of helpers...

Ideas From Alabama Edisons

Virtually everything we consider essential to daily life started with an idea. There’s a fine line between crazy and ingenious, yet some of the...

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