Researchers from UT’s Center for Transportation Research teamed with Vanderbilt University on a look at river lock safety and upkeep.
Thanks to climate change, a predicted rise in the sea level along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southeastern United States over the next century or two is currently modeled at a seemingly modest one to two meters. This change in the coastline, however, threatens more than 13,000 known archaeological sites, standing historic and prehistoric
Last month, astronomers wowed the world when they announced that they had seen two neutron stars merge, apparently creating heavy elements such as gold and platinum and spewing them into space. Nuclear physicists at Michigan State University are building an atom smasher, the $730 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, that could decipher exactly how
The Acceleration of Cultural Change: From Ancestors to Algorithms, co-written by UT anthropology professor Alex Bentley and Texas A&M professor Michael O’Brien, was recently featured in Inside Higher Ed. Scott McLemee reviewed the book, which discusses how social networks, big data, memes, and the like are presented as extreme cases of the creative and disruptive potentials
The UT Forensic Anthropology Center is home to what has been dubbed the ‘Body Farm.’ WBIR-TV Channel 10 took an inside look at the center, which is home to over 1,800 skeletons. At any given time, the Body Farm, officially called the Anthropology Research Facility, holds 150-200 bodies. Donors are placed specifically and with purpose to
A team from Lincoln Memorial University hopes to develop better methods of estimating the postmortem interval by studying biomarkers in bone marrow, according to a story in Forensic Magazine. Research will involve looking at bone samples from UT’s William Bass Donated Skeletal Collection, as well as placing donor bodies at the Anthropology Research Facility at
For the 11th consecutive year, the Clarence Brown Theatre is showing the Charles Dickens classic holiday tradition, “A Christmas Carol.” The Knoxville News Sentinel featured five things you need to know about the production including an in-depth look at Ebenezer Scrooge, how they make a ghost, and details on show times. The show runs through December
UT theatre professor Jed Diamond plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s version of “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens. The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a time-lapse video of Diamond as he transforms himself into character before a performance.
Third-graders from Walland Elementary school had the chance to play with an augmented reality sandbox created by UT. The Daily Times reported that UT geography professor Michael Camponovo recently stopped by the class because they were studying land forms. The augmented reality sandbox is 4 feet by 3 feet and 10 inches deep, with about
UT flute professor Shelley Binder was recently featured on WBIR-TV Channel 10 highlighting her family ties to the Titanic disaster of 1912. After years of researching her family’s survival that night, Binder decided to teach a class to first-year students about the history of the Titanic. Read the full story online.