March 25, 2023


U of A Researchers Take to the Sky with Hybrid Electric Aircraft and Motor Drive Technology

NWA Daily

The University of Arkansas has achieved a major milestone in its ambitious project to design and develop battery-powered motor drives for aircraft, with a successful test flight of their electric motor drive on a hybrid electric aircraft on Feb 20.

  • Gearing up for flight: Collaborating with Ampaire, Wolfspeed, and the University of Illinois, U of A researchers designed a 250-kilowatt motor drive to power a rear electrical engine in the aircraft.
  • Electric feel: With their successful test flight, the U of A researchers' project could lead to significant changes in the aeronautics industry, with huge benefits to environmental quality, as electric-powered aircraft replace gas-guzzling engines.

Find more on the story here.


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Arkansas's NCAA Tournament Run Ends in Sweet 16 Against UConn

Jay Magee

Arkansas's NCAA Tournament run ended in the Sweet 16 after an 88-65 loss to UConn.

  • Hot shooting: Despite Anthony Black's 20 points, the Razorbacks couldn't match UConn's 57.4% shooting, 42 points in the paint, and strong offensive performance with 22 assists.
  • Sweet 16 streak: The Razorbacks' third consecutive Sweet 16 appearance capped off the season with a 22-14 record.

Congrats to the team for another great season under Musselman's leadership - we're already looking forward to next year! Read more about the game here.


Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

Happy Friday - either you're on spring break or the only one in the office. If it's the latter, you probably have some time on your hands to contemplate what you're doing this weekend. Here are some of our ideas:

  • At bat: No. 17 Lady Razorbacks Softball team welcomes No. 10 Florida this weekend for a three game series at home. This will be their 66th meeting against each other.
  • On the hunt: This Sunday the Ozark Foundation is hosting their annual, kid-friendly Trailcat Challenge in Bentonville.
  • On beat: Plenty of live music happening across NWA including shows in Winslow, Bentonville, and Eureka.
  • Arts and crafts: Free Spring Break events are happening throughout the weekend at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville.
  • A necessity: The one day special performance of The Jungle Book is Saturday at the Walton Arts Center.
  • Shop local: Ozark Beer Company in Rogers is hosting the Ozark's Spring Market on Saturday from 1-5p.
  • Once more: Tomorrow is the final day of Fayetteville's Spring Fling farmers market at the downtown square.

Have a wonderful weekend and we will talk to you Monday!


NWA Start-Up TrueRep Helps Fitness Enthusiasts Squat with Precision

NWA Daily

Ozark Apps Development, a software consulting firm based in Northwest Arkansas, is helping people get strong and stay safe with their app TrueRep, that provides real-time feedback to users performing squats.

  • Don't skip leg day: TrueRep helps users maintain proper form when squatting, providing real-time alerts and pose estimation on camera, This allows lifters to adjust during their squats, rather than waiting for a sore back to tell them they had incorrect form the next day.
  • Worldwide adoption: With Guerrilla marketing tactics, TrueRep is gaining traction all over the world from Kuwait to France!

Learn more about TrueRep in this article from TB&P here.

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