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‘Surfing Robot’ Tracking Water Data As Harvey’s Rains Flow Toward Fragile Coral Reefs


While you read this, an unmanned Wave Glider surface vehicle is riding swells alone in the Gulf of Mexico, collecting critically needed post-Hurricane Harvey water quality data.
19-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hurricane Harvey May Have Worsened Beach Erosion


Hurricane Harvey left its mark on much of the Texas coast, leaving at least $100 billion in damages, but it very likely worsened a problem that has been plaguing the coast for years – beach erosion.
19-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tech Innovations Needed To Reduce Unemployment Insurance Payment Errors After Harvey

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma undoubtedly affected the number initial claims for unemployment insurance, reminding us of the important role that the Unemployment Insurance program will play in the recovery from those storms.
18-Sep-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Building Bridges Within The Cell—Using Light


Each cell in the body is made up of a number of tiny sealed membranous subunits called organelles, and they send things like lipids back and forth to allow the cell to function. A process called membrane tethering is responsible for bridging the gap...
1-Aug-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Shedding Light Deeper Into the Human Brain


Dr. Vladislav Yakovlev, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been developing a more efficient way of propagating light through an opaque medium. Propagation of light refers to the way that light travels...
27-Jul-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Predicting and Preventing Power Outages Using Big Data

Texas A&M University researchers have developed an intelligent model that can predict a potential vulnerability to utility assets and present a map of where and when a possible outage may occur.
27-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drowning While Away From the Water


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day, about 10 people die from drowning. Two out of these 10 are children aged 14 or younger, and drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in...
21-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?


An ice cream cone on a hot July day can be a tasty way to beat the heat, but if you’re one of the millions of people who have sensitive teeth, then that cold treat can be a real pain. So, what causes your teeth to fear the sweet embrace of cold,...
21-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Historian Reflects on 27 Years of the Web


The World Wide Web as we know it today has undergone many changes and raised many moral and ethical questions that creator Tim Berners-Lee never considered when he unleashed it on the world 27 years ago today. As a history of technology professor at...
1-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Political Communication Expert Available to Discuss Sean Spicer Resignation

21-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Get Ready for Shark Week


With Shark Week returning to Discovery Channel this Sunday, Texas A&M University shark expert Dr. David Wells can help viewers get familiar with the famous underwater predator from tip to tail.
20-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Education a Top Priority During Special Session


18-Jul-2017 12:05 PM EDT

Why Are Black Girls Disciplined More Harshly Than Their White Peers?

7-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Patients Should Have More Choices in End-of-Life Care

20-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Why Do Onions Make You Cry?


Onions are low in calories and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. However, as everyone from expert chefs to culinary novices has learned, onions can bring a tear to your eye, and an expert from the Texas A&M College of Medicine...
20-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Practical Ways to Improve Hospice Care

15-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

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