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UT researchers crack code to harmful brown tides

A team involving University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers has conducted the first-ever genetic sequencing of a harmful algal bloom (HAB) species, cracking the genome of the micro-organism responsible for the Eastern Seaboard’s notorious brown…

UT Study: Charismatic leadership can be measured, learned

KNOXVILLE — How do you measure charisma? That’s the question UT professor Kenneth Levine seeks to answer.
Much has been written in business management textbooks and self-help guides about the role that personal charisma plays in leadership. But a…

UT researcher discovers water on moon originated from comets

Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, continue to chip away at the mysterious existence of water on the moon — this time by discovering the origin of lunar water.
Larry Taylor, a distinguished professor in the Department of Eart…

ORNL scientists crack materials mystery in vanadium dioxide

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2010 — A systematic study of phase changes in vanadium dioxide has solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, according to researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Scientis…

UT professors find mixing business with politics pays off

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 o…

UT professor finds economic inequality is self-reinforcing

When the gap between the haves and have-nots gets larger, one would think the have-nots would want more help, most likely in the form of government programs, to fight rising inequities.
Not so, says Nate Kelly, assistant professor of political sci…