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UT, ORNL Study Climate’s Role in Demands Placed on Energy Grid

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Joshua Fu, a UT professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his colleagues at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are applying a new methodology for predicting the demands that future climate and population changes could place on the nation’s energy grid.

UT Connection to New Element Tennessine Garners National Coverage

A team of scientists from Tennessee has helped discover a new element that might bring the Volunteer State to the 117th slot on the periodic table. The name, “Tennessine,” recognizes the contribution of researchers at UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Vanderbilt University. Robert Grzywacz, director of the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Nuclear Physics and Applicationsand

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Tennessee Gets a Place at the Table with Newest Element: Tennessine

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One of the newest members of the periodic table will likely have a familiar sound to it, even if the spelling might be a bit off: Tennessine. Proposed as a nod to researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and UT who helped confirm its existence, element 117 would be only the second to be named for a state. Since the name Tennessee has its origins in the name of the Cherokee village of Tanasi, it also becomes the first element with Native American roots.