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Holy Batcave! Personal Sighting Leads UT's Dinets to New Data on Spectral Bat


Spectral bats, also called false vampire bats for their imposing size—with a wingspan of over three feet—are the largest bats in the Americas and typically roost in trees in lowland forests. Vladimir Dinets, research assistant professor of...
12-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UT Professor Develops Algorithm to Improve Online Mapping of Disaster Areas


Yingjie Hu, UT assistant professor of geography, has developed an algorithm to improve online mapping of disaster areas.
28-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

It's Not a Bird! It's Not a Plane! It's the Fastest Flying Mammal, Says UT Study


When most people think of animals moving at high speed, they envision cheetahs or swiftly diving raptors. They can now add the Brazilian free-tailed bat — a tiny nocturnal mammal — to the list. A new study from the University of Tennessee,...
9-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Emery Co-Authors Study on Detection of Water on Asteroid Named Psyche


A UT professor has helped detect water on Psyche, the largest metallic asteroid in the solar system. The asteroid is the target of a proposed NASA mission.
3-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UT Scientists Identify Bacterial Genes That Could Lessen Severity of Malaria

UT researchers have identified a set of bacterial genes that may help them find ways to lessen the severity of the disease malaria. Their findings could also aid the research of fellow scientists working in malaria-stricken regions around the world.
3-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

From Pokemon Go to Birdwatching: UT Scientist Studies How We Express Our Inner Hunter

Interested in birding or wildlife photography? Enjoy playing Pokemon Go and catching imaginary creatures? If so, you may simply be expressing your inner hunter. So says a new study from Vladimir Dinets, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research...
30-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UT Students to Provide Real-Time Social Media Analysis of Presidential Debates

Students in a graduate seminar at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be monitoring social media discourse during the upcoming presidential and vice presidential debates and on Election Day and reporting out their results in real-time for...
15-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fetal Heart Monitor App Helps Train Future Nurses


Sheila Taylor leaned in to see the baby’s heartbeat rhythm. She watched as the baby’s heartbeat line fell without a corresponding spike showing the mother’s uterus contracting down on it.
9-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Tennessee Experts Can Talk About Gatlinburg Fire

29-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

UT's Stuart Brotman Can Provide Analysis of Social Media Discourse During Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates and on Election Night.


15-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT

UT Professor Discusses the Science of Olympians


Once every four years, people from all nations marvel at the incredible feats of the greatest athletes in the world. What is it that allows them to run, jump and throw faster and farther than the average person?
3-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT

UT Expert Discusses Critical Voting Groups for 2016 Election

The 2016 presidential elections will be one of the nation's historic races—both because of the presumptive candidates and the voter groups each will drive to the polls—according to a political science expert at the University of Tennessee,...
21-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT

UT Expert: "Massacre in Orlando Is ... An Extreme Example of the Everyday Terrorism That LGBT People of Color Experience in the U.S."


15-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT

UT Astrophysics Expert Can Explain Impact, Meaning of Gravitational Waves Discovery

11-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST

UT Marketing Expert Available to Comment on, Analyze Super Bowl Advertising


4-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

UT Water Resource Expert Available to Discuss Flint Crisis, Solutions

4-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

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