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Environmental Plan Is Finalist for Prize

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A University of Tennessee scientist’s plan teaming youths, retirees and college professors to monitor pollution was a finalist in an international competition seeking practical solutions to environmental problems. The proposal by Dr. Jack Barkenbus, director of UT’s Energy, Environment and Resources Center, was among the top three of 250 submitted in a

Fly-by produces no pictures for UT geologist

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A disappointed geologist will return to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville without the dramatic images he had hoped for after the failure of a NASA spacecraft to photograph asteroid 9969 Braille. Dr. Dan Britt, the newest member of UT’s Planetary Geosciences Institute, was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday,