Texas A&M University (often referred to as A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The sixth-largest university in the United States, A&M's enrollment for Fall 2011 was over 50,000 for the first time in school history. Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.
Researcher optimally isolates propylene for commercial use
(Phys.org) —Many people are familiar with the natural compound known as propane, used often as fuel, but less is discussed about propylene (or propene), with which propane is closely tied.
Newer hybrids with shorter maturity dates provide corn producers options
Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are wrapping up a two-year study to determine the best combination of corn hybrids, planting dates and maturity to maintain yield and maximize water-use efficiency.
Research team developing injectable treatment for soldiers wounded in battle
Internal bleeding is a leading cause of death on the battlefield, but a new, injectable material developed by team of researchers from Texas A&M University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could ...
Picking vegetables to grow starts with knowing where to plant
No matter how you look at it, the online Texas Vegetable Variety Selector will help growers choose the best types to grow in a particular locale, according to Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ...
Video: Collaborative effort to combat devastating coffee rust disease
The continuing fight against the widespread coffee rust disease affecting Central America and the Caribbean is the subject of a new 2 1/2-minute video produced by the Texas A&M University Division of Research headquartered ...
Engineering students embedded intelligence systems headed to International Space Station
Two embedded intelligence systems designed and developed by undergraduate students in Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering were aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket headed to the International ...
Texas roses must be 'on' year round to make the cut
It's late autumn, and most of the blossom-laden plants that colored summer are fading.
Disaster expert identifies nine ways robots can protect Ebola workers
Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) has identified nine ways robots can protect ...
Grad student's aTmCam offers cosmic insight for dark energy survey
As a child peering through her toy telescope, Texas A&M University graduate student Ting Li was fascinated by the Moon and constellations – not so much by their cosmic beauty, but about why they exist in ...
Gray water trial will help determine feasibility for landscape irrigation
The second phase of a study on the use of gray water for landscape irrigation will soon be underway and its results may affect how municipalities view gray water as an alternative non-potable water source ...
Researchers developing new thermal interface materials
In the microelectronics world, the military and private sectors alike need solutions to technologic challenges. Dr. Mustafa Akbulut, assistant professor of chemical engineering, and two students lead a project ...
Fishy vegetable production methods explained through aquaponics
If growing vegetables in a box with no soil and out of direct sunlight sounds a little fishy, well, it is.
Pros and cons of Texas fruit production entices growers meeting in College Station
If Texas fruit growers can manage their acreage and orchards past a plethora of pests, a willing market for local produce awaits, experts at the third annual Texas Fruit Conference in College Station.
Combating national rose rosette disease crisis focus of Texas study
A tiny mite carried through the wind is threatening to take down the $400 million rose industry, and researchers from California to Pennsylvania are starting a five-year study to stop it.
New material could enable new facial reconstruction treatment
(Phys.org) —A newly developed material that molds itself to fill gaps in bone while promoting bone growth could more effectively treat defects in the facial region, says a Texas A&M University researcher ...