The Method http://wuot.org en The Method: Science At The Mall http://wuot.org/post/method-science-mall <p>Imagine walking through your local mall and finding, amid the stores and food courts, a science museum. That's what happened to Brandon Hollingsworth recently. For this month's edition of <em>The Method</em>, Brandon returned to that exhibit, called <a href="http://solarfarm.tennessee.edu/education/spectrum/">SPECTRUM</a>, and went inside this portable museum of solar power.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 20695 at http://wuot.org The Method: Science At The Mall The Method: Change In The Air http://wuot.org/post/method-change-air <p>In this month's edition of <em>The Method</em>, Matt Shafer Powell looks at how the Tennessee Valley Authority's effort to adjust to new realities of the energy market is also helping <a href="http://www.tva.com/environment/clean_air_video.htm">clean up East Tennessee's air</a>.</p><p>Then, Chrissy Keuper marks the silver anniversary of the <a href="http://orepa.org/">Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance</a>.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 19394 at http://wuot.org The Method: Change In The Air The Method: Windows To The Past And The Future http://wuot.org/post/method-windows-past-and-future <p></p><p>This month's edition of <em>The Method</em> involves a little time travel. But don't worry; we'll take only eight minutes of your time.</p><p>First, Brandon's off to the <a href="https://www.etsu.edu/naturalhistorymuseum/">Gray Fossil Site</a> in Washington County. Miocene-epoch fossils found there have painted an incredible picture of life in East Tennessee five million years ago. Two paleontologists will tell us what makes Gray special.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:46:07 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 18025 at http://wuot.org The Method: Windows To The Past And The Future The Method: Science On Social Media And Going Batty With An Expert http://wuot.org/post/method-science-social-media-and-going-batty-expert <p>Did you know nearly a quarter of all mammal species on Earth are bats? WUOT's Chrissy Keuper learned this and more when she spoke with <a href="http://www.batcon.org/index.php/media-and-info/about-bci/our-founder.html">Dr. Merlin Tuttle</a>, founder of <a href="https://www.batcon.org">Bat Conservation International</a>.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 16489 at http://wuot.org The Method: Science On Social Media And Going Batty With An Expert The Method - Internal Clocks and Bright Lights From Above http://wuot.org/post/method-internal-clocks-and-bright-lights-above <p>On Sunday, March 9, there's a good chance you'll wake up feeling a little jetlagged. And for good reason - without the aid of a flux capacitor, you'll have traveled one hour into the future, thanks to daylight saving time. University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences dean Teresa Lee speaks with Brandon Hollingsworth about the mental and physical effects of the twice-yearly time shift.</p><p>Then, Matt Shafer Powell finds out how the new LED lights illuminating Thompson-Boling Arena are breaking new ground for sports facilities.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 15325 at http://wuot.org The Method - Internal Clocks and Bright Lights From Above The Method: Evolution Battles and Saving Species http://wuot.org/post/method-evolution-battles-and-saving-species <p>In this edition of <em>The Method</em>: Tennessee legislators are considering changing the ten-member panel that evaluates school textbooks. Brandon Hollingsworth asks University of Tennessee professor of journalism Ed Caudill about the risks of political pressure seeping into science education. Then, Chrissy Keuper reports on a fascinating program at the Knoxville Zoo that seeks to ensure the protection and survival of animal species.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 14143 at http://wuot.org The Method: Evolution Battles and Saving Species The Method: Our 35th Annual Holiday Special http://wuot.org/post/method-our-35th-annual-holiday-special <p>It's holiday time here at <em>The Method</em>! Join Brandon, Chrissy and Christine around the fireplace as they reminisce on the most memorable science stories from the past year. Our stocking stuffers include the world invented by Thomas Edison, cave art from Tennessee's first residents, and the science of moonshine. So pour a mug of hot cider and join us for a holly jolly salute to the year in science.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 12590 at http://wuot.org The Method: Our 35th Annual Holiday Special The Method: Science and Public Policy http://wuot.org/post/method-science-and-public-policy <p>The November edition of <em>The Method</em> looks at some current issues facing lawmakers as they try to marry science and policy.</p><p>First up, Chrissy Keuper speaks with Bill Colglazier, Science and Technology Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry. Then, Brandon Hollingsworth talks about the sometimes-heated debate over water use with Terry Tyler, an energy expert lending his services to the Howard Baker Center in Knoxville.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 11517 at http://wuot.org The Method: Science and Public Policy The Method: Spirits and Graves http://wuot.org/post/method-spirits-and-graves <p>On this edition of <em>The Method</em>, we examine how two researchers are putting technology to work to find and identify mass graves. Then, Christine Jessel goes in search of spirits -- the potable kind. The science behind moonshine is her story, so prepare to be jarred.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 10141 at http://wuot.org The Method: Matters of Heaven and Earth http://wuot.org/post/method-matters-heaven-and-earth <p>On this edition of <em>The Method</em>, we meet Josh Emery, a planetary scientist who just found out that not all is as it seems in the heavens above. And then, it's back down to Earth with environmental writer Bill McKibben, who argues that we either need to save the planet or start thinking about calling it something else.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Brandon Hollingsworth 8909 at http://wuot.org The Method: Matters of Heaven and Earth