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.
Nuclear technology: Keeping your food safe
As we sit down to our Thanksgiving dinners next week, we probably won't be thinking about radiation.
Cotton breeding researchers take giant leap
Narrow germplasm base and limited technology have made it difficult for cotton researchers to identify specific DNA markers needed to locate genes that confer desirable traits. But that's no longer the case.
Exploring new methods of thermal recovery
Berna Hascakir, assistant professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M, was featured in a recent article on thermal recovery by Jennifer Pallanich in the Upstream Technology bimonthly magazine.
Urban food desert pilot project an 'oasis' for at-risk youth
An urban food desert pilot project in the nation's seventh-largest city is teaching young people how to create a food "oasis" in their community, while learning important life skills, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ...
'Sensory trial' will provide vital info for entire coffee supply chain
World Coffee Research and Catholic Relief Services are partnering to find out if a coffee variety bred for performance can match a natural variety in aroma, fragrance and taste.
New clues about ancient water cycles shed light on US deserts
The deserts of Utah and Nevada have not always been dry. Between 14,000 and 20,000 years ago, when large ice caps covered Canada during the last glacial cooling, valleys throughout the desert southwest filled with water to ...
Forest fertilization can increase production, decrease carbon emissions, expert says
(Phys.org)—Fertilizing one's lawn is considered a necessary practice, as is with most agricultural crops. But how many people know about fertilizing a commercial forest, and how that might affect the environment and their ...
Past tropical climate change linked to ocean circulation
A new record of past temperature change in the tropical Atlantic Ocean's subsurface provides clues as to why the Earth's climate is so sensitive to ocean circulation patterns, according to climate scientists at Texas A&M ...
Confirmed anthrax case rekindles need for awareness of indigenous disease
A recent case of anthrax in a cow southwest of San Angelo confirmed by the Texas Animal Health Commission, should serve as a reminder to those in areas with a history of the disease to vaccinate their animals, said a Texas ...
Nuclear engineering researchers revealed fundamentals
The radiation materials science group at the Texas A&M University led by Dr. Lin Shao, associate professor of nuclear engineering, has made great progress toward understanding the fundamentals of defects in nuclear materials. ...