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UT researcher develops yield-boosting seed coating

Posted: May 19th, 2015

Craig Canaday, a researcher with the University of Tennessee Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, has developed a supplemental seed-coating treatment shown to increase snap bean yields by more than 50 percent and soybean yields by more than 10 percent. The potential for the technology is significant. […]


Huffington Post names Knoxville a “Top 10″ for relocation

Posted: May 12th, 2015

The Huffington Post recently highlighted Knoxville as one of its 10 best cities to relocate to in the U.S.


UT leads $4.9 million water use study

Posted: May 5th, 2015

A University of Tennessee researcher is leading a study that explores the effect of changing weather patterns on water needs and land use.


ORNL preparing for arrival of next-generation supercomputer

Posted: April 28th, 2015

Summit is expected to provide at least five times the performance of the facility’s current leadership system, Titan.


Collaboration spaces feature stunning views of the Tennessee River and historic Sequoyah Hills neighborhood.

ULI tour provides sneak peek at Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

Posted: April 21st, 2015

The under-construction building will house research and researchers from The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


ORNL-led team makes breakthrough in water desalination

Posted: April 15th, 2015

A team led by ORNL has developed an energy-efficient way to remove salt and other minerals from seawater.


Zacharia returns to high-level post at ORNL

Posted: March 31st, 2015

Thomas Zacharia returns to ORNL as deputy lab director for science and technology effective April 1.


Forbes ranks Knoxville No. 2 on America’s Most Affordable Cities list

Posted: March 24th, 2015

Forbes recently ranked Knoxville No. 2 on its 2015 list of America’s Most Affordable Cities, proving that Knoxville is not only a great place to do business but also a great place to live. Rankings were based on size of the city, cost of living, median family income, and cost of health care. Click here […]


Spark! Technology Forum to showcase ORNL and UT innovations

Posted: March 17th, 2015

The fifth annual forum will feature innovations in biotechnology, computational and cyber security, materials and materials processing, and sensor and detector systems.


ORNL scientists capture first real-time images of lithium dendrite structures

Posted: March 12th, 2015

ORNL scientists have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries.