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2011-02-07 21:31:16

Neutron scattering analysis of two families of iron-based materials suggests that the magnetic interactions thought responsible for high-temperature superconductivity may lie "two doors down": The key magnetic exchange pairings occur in a next-nearest-neighbor ordering of atoms, rather than adjacent atoms. Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, using the Spallation Neutron Source's ARCS Wide Angular Range Chopper Spectrometer,...

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2011-01-26 10:50:00

Four letter words may offend you more depending on which television channel you watch, according to a recent study out of Florida State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This study, published in the January issue of Mass Communication and Society, found that some TV viewers believe swearing on premium channels and cable is less offensive than vulgarity on broadcast channels. Similarly, viewers are more tolerant of swearing on the premium channels than they are on the...

2011-01-24 18:01:27

The value of academic research performed at business schools has been questioned for the past 2 decades, but 1 study is changing that The value of academic research performed at business schools has been questioned for the past two decades, some even calling it irrelevant to the real business world. But a study by Russell Crook, assistant professor of management in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, finds that scholarly research conducted by...

2011-01-21 15:48:00

Simulations Program Encourages Patient Safety, Teamwork across Health Professions MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been awarded a $2,912,751 grant from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation to fund its "Promoting Patient Safety Through Teamwork-Focused Interdisciplinary Simulations Program." Vicky Gregg, CEO for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, will provide UTHSC Chancellor Steve J....

2011-01-13 16:28:40

More than good food an atmosphere make you return to a restaurant What is it that makes you want to return to a restaurant again and again? The food? The service? Atmosphere? Sure. But according to research spearheaded by John Antun, associate professor in the Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism and director of the Culinary Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Robert E. Frash Jr., chair of the HRT department at the College of Charleston (S.C.), there are two more...

2010-12-29 08:00:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding on the popularity of its GoVolsXtra (GVX) brand, the Knoxville News Sentinel is partnering with digital sports network 247Sports to launch GVX247.com - a subscription-based Internet site devoted to coverage of University of Tennessee athletics. Through 247Sports, the latest venture from the team that founded Rivals.com, acclaimed sports writers throughout the country provide in-depth recruiting news for college football and...

2010-12-09 20:18:44

A quicker and cheaper technique to scan molecular databases developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could put scientists on the fast track to developing new drug treatments. A team led by Jerome Baudry of the University of Tennessee-ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics adapted a widely used existing software to allow supercomputers such as ORNL's Jaguar to sift through immense molecular databases and pinpoint chemical compounds as potential drug candidates. The...

2010-12-07 10:01:00

MARYVILLE and LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Knoxville-based Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has identified two locations in the heart of the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley® as "giga-sites" ideal for attracting large, new data centers. The sites are Partnership Park South Industrial Park, a 210-acre site on U.S. 321 in Blount County near the city of Maryville, and Creekwood Park, a mixed-use development with 200 acres available...

2010-11-11 18:56:26

Now that the 2010 election is over, here is something to consider for the 2012 race: If you want to fatten your company's profits, contribute to a political campaign Now that the 2010 election is over, here is something to consider for the 2012 race: If you want to fatten your company's profits, contribute to a political campaign. A study by two College of Business Administration professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, found that when firms engage in corporate political...

2010-11-09 09:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Tennessee Medical Center and ContinuumRx(TM) have announced an agreement to form a joint venture to provide home infusion and specialty pharmacy services to patients across East Tennessee. The joint venture currently serves over 200 patients in this region. ContinuumRx and The University of Tennessee Medical Center share a common vision to use innovative service models and technology to prevent care gaps...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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