Latest University of Tennessee Stories

2012-12-04 14:52:05

Professor finds roundworm eating fungus could also be a cancer fighter Arthrobotrys oligospora doesn't live a charmed life; it survives on a diet of roundworm. But a discovery by a team led by Mingjun Zhang, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, could give the fungus's life more purpose–as a cancer fighter. Zhang and his team have discovered that nanoparticles produced by A. oligospora hold promise for stimulating the immune...

2012-09-30 23:00:04

The Living Light house, the University of Tennessee´s entry to the Department of Energy´s Solar Decathlon, sponsored in part by Steelform USA, Steel Building Products, is being honored by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. “We provided the floor joists, roof trusses for reduced sound and wall studs for thermal performance of the Delta stud," says Rick Godwin, principal of Steelform USA. Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 The Living Light house, the University of...

2012-09-10 23:02:47

Hashemian recognized for his notable career accomplishments. Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation´s President, Dr. H. M. Hashemian, has been recognized with a University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award. The Alumni Professional Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have achieved a high level of success in their chosen field of endeavor. The trademark of this recipient is a record of notable career...

2012-08-28 23:00:50

A national publication that helps businesses select where to grow rates Tennessee's Innovation Valley amongst the fastest growing, highest potential regions in the United States. (PRWEB) August 27, 2012 Knoxville, Tenn: Business Facilities, a trade magazine targeted toward businesses and site selection consultants is high on the Innovation Valley. In the latest edition of the magazine, the Knoxville area is ranked No. 8 amongst fastest growing cities and No. 10 for economic growth...

Big Step To Develop Nuclear Fusion Power
2012-06-08 10:21:56

UT researchers have successfully developed a key technology in developing an experimental fusion reactor Imagine a world without man-made climate change, energy crunches or reliance on foreign oil. It may sound like a dream world, but University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineers have made a giant step toward making this scenario a reality. UT researchers have successfully developed a key technology in developing an experimental reactor that can demonstrate the feasibility of fusion...

Hey America, Is Your Head Big Or Is It Just Me?
2012-05-30 13:45:31

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Americans are known to be a large, boisterous, get-your-own kind of people. Look at our heritage: Our ancestors didn´t like to be pushed around and told how to live, so they just left to start their own country. We wanted to spread across the nation, so we headed off to the West on our own. We´re a proud nation built on a do-it-yourself mentality. As such, is it so hard to believe that we have a big head when it comes to our achievements?...

Word of the Day
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.