Odyssey Features UK Solar House

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2010) - UK's ground-breaking solar house, a "nano-printer" for fast prototypes, and long-distance Alzheimer's care headline the Spring 2010 issue of Odyssey, UK's magazine for research and scholarship.

The cover story features the student-built S·KY BLUE house which placed ninth at the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. The house, currently open for tours on the front lawn of the Main Building, combines an appealing design with leading-edge, energy-efficient technology. One of these innovative technologies is an automated weather-based system that controls heating, cooling and ventilation.
Odyssey also features UK professor of engineering Todd Hastings' nanoscale printer that will make building tiny prototypes faster and cheaper, a team of UK entomologists and forestry researchers that is fighting a sap-sucking foreign invader that is threatening Kentucky's hemlocks, and UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging's Gregory Jicha's study that shows telemedicine is just as good as an in-person evaluation for patients with memory disorders in remote areas of Kentucky.

Odyssey covers the latest research advances, innovative scholarship, and outstanding people that are part of UK's research enterprise. The award-winning magazine, published twice a year through the Office of the Vice President for Research, is available online at and on Twitter at