Research & Innovation

Questions at Issue

Questions at Issue

How did UT get where it is today? Where's it headed in the future? President Jan Simek gives his take…

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The Best UT Has Ever Been

The Best UT Has Ever Been

Visionary state leadership, the best-ever faculty and students, and a high-profile partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory generate new energy.

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Taking a Bite out of Dog Bites

Taking a Bite out of Dog Bites

Kids and dogs are a great combination. But sometimes something goes wrong. The College of Veterinary Medicine is helping keep…

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UT's Kraken: Simply the Best

UT’s Kraken: Simply the Best

The world's fastest university-managed supercomputer unravels questions of the Universe

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Can Better Soybeans Lead to Better Water Quality?

Can Better Soybeans Lead to Better Water Quality?

Work by UT Institute of Agriculture researchers could reduce contamination associated with the Gulf Dead Zone.

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Promise the Moon

Promise the Moon

"The moon has the potential to be, essentially, a gas station in the sky" -- Larry Taylor, UT Knoxville Distinguished…

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From Green to Gold

From Green to Gold

In 1959 Dr. Eyvind Thor planted two white pines outside his UT lab. Today he can't stretch his arms halfway…

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Kraken Scales Supercomputer Ranks

Kraken Scales Supercomputer Ranks

UT’s new supercomputer ranked 15th in the latest Top 500 list of the world’s most powerful computers.

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Countdown to Biofuels

Countdown to Biofuels

Energy security, global warming, food versus fuel: while the energy debates rage, UT is forging ahead toward a homegrown solution.

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We've Got the Power

We’ve Got the Power

UT's new supercomputer is one of the world's fastest after just a few months in operation. In June, UT's Kraken…

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The Pleasure is All Mine

The Pleasure is All Mine

Research scientist Jonathan Balcombe posits in his book Pleasurable Kingdom that humans aren't the only animals capable of feeling pleasure.

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Set to Rights

Dr. Michael Lofaro is editing a new series of James Agee’s work, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, A Death in…

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Test By Fire

Test By Fire

Dr. Robert H. Swansbrough’s book raises questions about how the Iraq War and Bush’s Middle East policies will affect the…

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Fill'er Up with Grassoline

Fill’er Up with Grassoline

Tennessee business people, farmers, scientists, and ­political leaders have a shared vision of a statewide economy powered by ethanol.

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Fuels, Funds, and a Solved Mystery

Fuels, Funds, and a Solved Mystery

UT is a leader in the development of alternative fuels, and Dr. Bill Bass has solved the mystery of "The…

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Wrong President, Wrong Time

Wrong President, Wrong Time

Tom Coens spends much of his time perusing letters, memos, speeches, and other communications to and from Andrew Jackson.

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Fueling Change

Fueling Change

As gasoline prices continue to fluctuate, nearly everyone has an opinion about fuel production and consumption.

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Rehabilition Goes to the Dogs

Rehabilition Goes to the Dogs

Although she was only 10 years old, Maggie Carlin suffered excruciating pain from arthritis in both knees.

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Fuel from the Fields

Fuel from the Fields

Agricultural production has traditionally focused on food and fiber, but a third F has entered the picture. Fuel.

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Biodiesel Comes Full Circle

Biodiesel Comes Full Circle

When you hear Scott Curran talk about "creating a model for campus sustainability," it's hard not to get caught up…

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Mays Pursues a Workable Fuel Cell

Mays Pursues a Workable Fuel Cell

Jimmy Mays's polymer research has put him on the leading edge of a new clean-energy research initiative.

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Fueling Tomorrow

Fueling Tomorrow

Gas-guzzling cars and congested highways -- our transportation culture is ripe for change, but can we hope for anything better?

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