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.
Cow-calf grazing practices could determine, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Southern Great Plains could require a change of grazing management by traditional cow-calf producers, according to a study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
Versatile wool can beat the heat and keep you cool
Relax! Wool is supposed to be hot and itchy, right? Not according to a study conducted at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo.
Red tide concentrations increasing along South Padre Island
Evidence of red tide along South Padre Island and the Lower Laguna Madre continues to mount, but airborne effects are not as bad as previously feared, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service marine expert.
Ice age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago
New research shows that prehistoric Ice-Age people hunted horse and camel 13,300 years ago in North America, much earlier than previously believed, according to a team of researchers led by a Texas A&M University anthropologist.
There's little to fear from fearsome-looking cicada killer wasps, says entomologist
The expression that things are bigger in Texas certainly applies to one of its scarier-looking summer insects—the cicada killer wasp, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in Austin.
Study finds we think better on our feet, literally
A study from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. In fact, preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement ...
Plastic tubs may hold secrets to producing more rice for the world
Dozens of plastic tubs stacked in a room may look ordinary, but they store what could be the secrets to more rice to feed the world.
Laboratory researching innovative methods of lowering vehicle emissions
Air pollution remains a major health hazard for our nation despite significant improvement in the U.S. air quality since the passage of the Clean Air Act and formation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970. ...
New study sheds light on cooling capacity of phase change materials
The global Phase Change Materials (PCM) market was estimated at $300 million in 2009, and is anticipated to grow to $1.5 billion by 2019. Next generation vehicles and aircrafts will depend on PCMs to absorb heat and regulate ...
Chronic wasting disease containment demands vigilance, common sense
A positive case of chronic wasting disease was recently verified in a captive white-tailed deer in Medina County, and hunters are advised to learn precautionary measures.