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.
Thirty-year study looks at Bermuda grass sustainability without fertilizer
In an East Texas study on sandy, low-fertility soils, Bermuda grass pastures that have not received nitrogen fertilizer since the fall of 1984 are still in production, according to Dr. Monte Rouquette, Texas A&M AgriLife ...
Stronger benchmarks needed to fully quantify quantum speedup, physicist says
(Phys.org) —Texas A&M University physicist Helmut G. Katzgraber's research takes him to the crossroads of physics, computer science, quantum information theory and statistical mechanics. For more than a decade, he has been ...
Universe's most distant galaxy discovered
Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin may be former football rivals, but the Lone Star State's two research giants have teamed up to detect the most distant spectroscopically confirmed galaxy ever found—one ...
Researchers exploring collagen growth
Research by a biomedical engineer at Texas A&M University is shedding light on how collagen grows at the molecular level and helps form a diverse set of structures in the body, ranging from bone, tendon, blood vessels, skin, ...
Fall pest has many South Central Texans seeing spots before their eyes
If you think you're seeing spots before your eyes around the holidays, it may just be a tiny gnat-like insect "getting up in your grill," according to entomologists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Researchers discover 'Trojan Horse' method of penetrating cellular walls without harm
Scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research have found a "Trojan horse" way to deliver proteins into live human cells without damaging them.
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.
Another word for Mars is dust, says rover camera operator
(Phys.org) —There's a four-letter word to describe conditions on Mars, and it's not pretty: Dust. It is everywhere and anywhere on Mars, and dust is a key component of Martian weather, says a Texas A&M University researcher ...
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 the first place.
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 Space Station ...