Panels for a new high-tech shelter created at the UAB have passed the National Storm Shelter Association’s tornado threat test.
The successful test represents a first step toward commercial availability, which the team hopes to achieve by the 2013 tornado season. The final hurdle comes this fall when the assembled structure will undergo testing.
The new Scanning Electron Microscope, or SEM, recently purchased by UAB with a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program, magnifies images up to 100,000x, and these images can be viewed on the wall of a classroom. The microscope is so powerful that one grain of pollen will look the size of a golf ball, and a human hair, which is roughly 0.0004 inches in diameter, will appear 30 feet across at 100,000x magnification.
Dale Callahan, director of the Information Engineering and Management Program at UAB, told attendees of a seminar called "Uncovering the Hidden Job Market" at the Hoover Public Library that the traditional way of applying for a job via cold-calls, emailing resumes and applying for advertised jobs aren't effective.Full Article