Post Tagged with: "science"

House Completes Action on ‘Question Evolution’ Bill

by / on March 26, 2012

A bill to allow more questioning of scientific theories in the name of “critical thinking” got the final vote of approval from the state House of Representatives last night.

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Senate Passes Latest Version of Bill Questioning Evolution

by / on March 19, 2012

The Tennessee State Senate passed an amended version of a bill that opens classrooms to debate that questions established scientific theories.

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Condemned Inmate Challenges Lethal Injection in Nashville Court

by / on November 18, 2010

A man sentenced to die in Tennessee later this month says the drugs to be used in his lethal injection won’t give him a humane death. Lawyers for Stephen Michael West are making their case in a Nashville courtroom this week.

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Haslam Supports Switchgrass Program

by / on August 16, 2010

The Republican candidate for governor says he supports the state’s effort to make switchgrass a competitive alternative to fossil fuel. The state invested some $70 million three years ago toward research, and a small-scale biorefinery in East Tennessee, to work on turning switchgrass into ethanol.

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Former U.S. Education Secretary Expects RTTT to Boost Science and Math Quickly

by / on July 19, 2010

The former U.S. education secretary says Tennessee should expect some results from new Race to the Top programs within the next year or two. The state is receiving half a billion federal dollars to spend on classroom innovation over the next several years.

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Wamp Defends TARP Vote

by / on July 12, 2010

A Republican Congressman running for governor defended his vote for a federal bailout during last night’s statewide debate.

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Battelle Partnership With State Almost Underway

by / on July 7, 2010

Before their careers begin, science teachers spend hours in college and university laboratories, learning the ins and outs of how the world works.

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Asian Carp Could Damage State’s $1B Sport-Fishing Industry;Wildlife Resources Agency to Begin Sampling for Invasive Fish

by / on April 27, 2010

This year, officials started sampling for a kind of fish fairly new to Tennessee – Asian carp – which compete with native species for food, and could hurt the state’s billion-dollar sport-fishing industry.

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Vanderbilt Helping Harvest Data From World’s Largest Particle Collider

Vanderbilt Helping Harvest Data From World’s Largest Particle Collider

by / on March 30, 2010

The Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, in Switzerland, smashes atomic particles together so scientists can study the energy created. They’re hoping that will lead to a better understanding of the origin of the universe. And Vanderbilt physicists are running a control room on campus to help harvest the data.

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Most Tennesseans Don’t Know One Name In Governor’s Race: MTSU Poll

by / on March 3, 2010

The candidates didn’t ring a bell for most Tennesseans, even when pollsters read each name out loud.

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Vanderbilt Scientists Measure Miniature Big Bang

Vanderbilt Scientists Measure Miniature Big Bang

by / on March 1, 2010

Physicists at Vanderbilt are part of a research effort into the origin of the universe that’s taking place at a New York laboratory. And they’ve managed to find a way to measure the seemingly impossible – an area smaller than the head of a pin, burning at temperatures hotter than the sun, for one instant.

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Vanderbilt Dominates Stimulus Grant Money for Medical Research in TN

by / on September 30, 2009

Vanderbilt University has claimed the lion’s share of stimulus funds spent on health research in Tennessee to date.

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Vanderbilt Researchers Make New Discovery Fundamental to All Animal Cells

by / on September 3, 2009

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered a chemical bond that helps hold our bodies’ tissues together. Understanding how it works could lead to advances in fighting disease.

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State’s Biofuels Initiative Advancing New Technology

by / on May 26, 2009

Technology developed by Tennessee’s biofuels initiative is beginning to advance out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

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One in Five Women Smokes While Pregnant, State Says

by / on May 26, 2009

One in five Tennessee women smokes while pregnant, according to data out from the Health Department last week. And it says women in rural counties are much more likely than those in cities to smoke while expecting.

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Switchgrass Initiative, Model for New Solar Plan, Now Runs on DOE Funds

by / on May 18, 2009

The solar research initiative Governor Bredesen proposed last week is modeled after another alternative energy project in Tennessee: the biofuel program launched two years ago.

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