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2013-06-28 11:16:16

A mother's prolonged use of antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclocarban may harm nursing babies, according to a recent study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The study, which was conducted on rats, showed that exposure to the compound may reduce the survival rates of babies. Rebekah Kennedy, a UT graduate student pursuing a dual master's degree in public health and nutrition, and Jiangang Chen, an assistant professor in the UT Department of Public Health,...

2013-05-03 23:20:46

Hertz Investment Group has acquired River Tower, a 24-story Class-A landmark office tower containing 334,198 square feet. It is the second tallest building in Knoxville. SANTA MONICA, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Hertz Investment Group confirmed today it has completed the acquisition of Riverview Tower in Knoxville, Tennessee. Riverview Tower, located at 900 South Gay Street, is a 24-story Class-A landmark office tower containing 334,198 square feet and is the second tallest building in...

Understanding The Nature Of Turbulence Gases In Planet-forming Protoplanetary Disks
2013-04-03 11:15:12

University of Tennessee's National Institute for Computational Sciences Many newly formed stars are surrounded by what are called protoplanetary disks, swirling masses of warm dust and gas that can constitute the core of a developing solar system. Proof of the existence of such disks didn´t come until 1994, when the Hubble telescope examined young stars in the Orion Nebula. Protoplanetary disks may potentially become celestial bodies such as planets and asteroids. But just how they...

UT-ORNL Supercomputer Center Has New Director
2012-12-12 11:17:51

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Tony Mezzacappa, a leader in the field of astrophysics and supernova science, has been named director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Mezzacappa is a world leader in computational astrophysics and a pioneer in the field of supernova science. He is UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow and group leader for theoretical physics in the Physics Division at ORNL and joint professor in the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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