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2012-05-16 06:25:20

CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So the world can keep up with all of the exciting news and fast-paced action, Destination Imagination is planning to launch a high-tech online streaming broadcast channel during its global creativity celebration May 23-26. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120510/DC05048LOGO) That's when 1,260 kindergarten through college teams from 21 foreign countries, the Canadian provinces and 45 U.S. states will compete on the...

Queen Of Spades Key To New Evolutionary Hypothesis
2012-05-11 03:02:13

Microscopic ocean plankton mimic card also known as the Black Queen Sleight of hand is a trait that belongs mainly to humans. Or so scientists thought. Studies of common, microscopic ocean plankton named Prochlorococcus show that humans aren't the only ones who can play a mean game of cards. Their method lurks in the Black Queen Hypothesis, as it's called, after the Queen of Spades in the card game Hearts. Scientists Jeffrey Morris and Richard Lenski of Michigan State...

2012-04-21 06:20:05

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As University of Tennessee women's basketball head coach Pat Summitt retires and steps into her new role as head coach emeritus for the Lady Vols, Chi Omega Fraternity remains proud to have her as an active alumna. Summitt was initiated into Chi Omega in 1971 at the University of Tennessee-Martin and has remained involved with the Fraternity during her 40-plus years of membership, speaking at local and national events for Chi Omega and inspiring...

2012-04-04 20:45:04

A new hypothesis counters popular evolutionary thinking that living organisms evolve by adding genes rather than discarding them A new hypothesis posed by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, associate professor and colleagues could be a game changer in the evolution arena. The hypothesis suggests some species are surviving by discarding genes and depending on other species to play their hand. The groundbreaking "Black Queen Hypothesis" got its name from the game of Hearts. In...

2012-03-01 11:05:23

Infectious diseases can spread very rapidly, so quickly identifying them can be crucial to stopping an epidemic. However, current testing for such diseases can take hours and days. But not for much longer. Jayne Wu, associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Shigetoshi Eda, associate professor of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the UT Institute of Agriculture Center for Wildlife Health, have developed a portable...

2012-02-09 16:30:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pershing Yoakley & Associates has launched an initiative aimed at accelerating innovation, technology and entrepreneurial development in East Tennessee, PYA President Ed Pershing has announced. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/CL51153LOGO ) Tom Ballard, a former University of Tennessee Vice President and Director of Partnerships for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is leading the effort. The focal point of the...

2012-02-03 12:18:11

Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is turning the term "power plant" on its head. The biochemist and a team of researchers have developed a system that taps into photosynthetic processes to produce efficient and inexpensive energy. Bruce collaborated with researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Switzerland to develop a process that improves the...

2012-01-17 11:51:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fanatics, Inc., the world's largest online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, announces their newest division that gives back to the community, Fanatics Cares. Fanatics Cares utilizes custom merchandise manufacturing, sports licensing, and an extensive distribution network of e-commerce stores to create a turn-key cause marketing program in which branded merchandise is offered to help raise funds and awareness...

2012-01-03 13:35:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, is partnering with the University of Tennessee's Center for Athletic Field Safety on a series of studies to test the potential benefits and role that crumb rubber plays in maintaining a natural grass athletic surface. The company is funding a series of studies over a two-year period to quantify the value proposition that crumb rubber infill offers as...

2011-12-23 10:19:12

Research by University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists has discovered that bacteria's move from sea to land may have occurred much later than thought Research by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty has discovered that bacteria's move from sea to land may have occurred much later than thought. It also has revealed that the bacteria may be especially useful in bioenergy research. Igor Jouline, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory joint faculty professor of...