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Google “Data Center + Alabama”

Google will break ground this year on a new, $600 million data center in rural Jackson County near Scottsboro on the site of...

Countdown to Launch of Medical Genomics

   Howard Jacob, left, and David Bick will lead the team of top research scientists at the HudsonAlpha Clinic for Genomic...

Some Shindig

The house is packed at the 700-seat Shoals Community Theater in Florence, and Alabama Shakes is rockin’ the place with its distinctive blues-and-soul-based...

Beginnings of the Blues

There is a special handwritten note exhibited at the W.C. Handy Home and Museum in Florence. It sits amidst the sheet music and instruments...

Spaceship Landing Zone

For decades, space vehicles have been designed and built in Alabama, but launched and landed elsewhere, usually in Florida or California....

Rocket Baby

Deborah Barnhart is a self-described “rocket baby, ” a child who grew up in Huntsville during the booming years when the von Braun team...

A Prodigy’s School for Entrepreneurs

Brandon Kruse is a 25-year-old entrepreneur who’s already made millions. So, what drives him now? He loves fast cars, but what...

Growing Urban Huntsville

Charlie Sealy III, who has led the charge to bring more residents to downtown Huntsville with recent loft developments, was raised in...

Small Business Watchdog Sues Top Brass

In April, the American Small Business League filed suit against the U.S. Department of Defense in federal court in California after the agency...

Space Center’s New Captain’s New Tack

Deborah Barnhart became the CEO and executive director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in December 2010. The Center is the official...

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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.