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Newswise: Using Nature-Inspired Designs To Protect Coastal Communities
Released: 14-Sep-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Using Nature-Inspired Designs To Protect Coastal Communities
Texas A&M University

Nearly half the world’s population lives within 100 kilometers of a coastline, putting them at risk of rising sea levels, eroding coastlines and more frequent storms and hurricanes. Dr. Jens Figlus and his team are safeguarding these coastal communities through better designed hybrid coastal structures.

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Released: 10-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
O-REU Program
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Recently, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering kicked off an online version of its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Taking place over the summer, this fully remote program gives 58 students from around the U.S. valuable research experience in computational modeling, theory and data-driven topics in science and engineering.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
White Police Officers Use Force More Often Than Non-White Colleagues
Texas A&M University

White police officers are far more likely to use force than their nonwhite counterparts, especially in minority neighborhoods, according to a study from Texas A&M University researchers.

Newswise: Texas A&M offers undergraduates hands-on research experience despite pandemic
Released: 23-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Texas A&M offers undergraduates hands-on research experience despite pandemic
Texas A&M University

Recently, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering kicked off an online version of its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Taking place over the summer, this fully remote program gives 58 students from around the U.S. valuable research experience in computational modeling, theory and data-driven topics in science and engineering.

Newswise: Students offer pediatric surgeons a helping hand
Released: 20-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Students offer pediatric surgeons a helping hand
Texas A&M University

In a surgery suite, it’s all hands on deck. Using an endoscope, a tube with a light and camera attached, can sometimes hinder that mobility, a problem a team of seniors worked to solve with their final capstone project.

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Released: 8-Apr-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Texas A&M researchers design 3D-printed diffuser to treat COVID-19 patients
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University, through its unique Engineering Medicine (EnMed) partnership with Houston Methodist Hospital, is stepping up to help the health care system keep up with the demand for medical supplies brought on by the increasing number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases.

Released: 24-Mar-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Talking to your children about COVID-19
Texas A&M University

Dr. Krystal Simmons, clinical associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, studies school psychology and counseling. We spoke with her for advice on how to speak with your children during a public crisis such as COVID-19.

Newswise: Saving lives through simulation: Ocean engineering doctoral student models volcanic tsunamis
Released: 4-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EST
Saving lives through simulation: Ocean engineering doctoral student models volcanic tsunamis
Texas A&M University

Volcanic tsunamis - those caused by an underwater eruption - are as devastating as they are abrupt. Richards Sunny, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Ocean Engineering, is developing and improving simulations to map, predict and research volcanic tsunamis.

Newswise: New wearable tool helps manage mental health
Released: 19-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
New wearable tool helps manage mental health
Texas A&M University

Researchers at Texas A&M University are working on a smartphone app that can help students manage their mental health and connect to resources.

Newswise: Where the sky meets the sea: Exploring the sea-surface microlayer
Released: 7-Feb-2020 3:45 PM EST
Where the sky meets the sea: Exploring the sea-surface microlayer
Texas A&M University

The separation between sky and sea is only one millimeter at its thickest and, yet, this sea-surface microlayer plays a major role in global phenomena. Dr. Aarthi Sekaran is taking a deeper look into how flow instabilities in this microlayer affects weather patterns and prediction.

Newswise: New algorithms improve prosthetics for upper limb amputees
Released: 22-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST
New algorithms improve prosthetics for upper limb amputees
Texas A&M University

Dr. Maryam Zahabi is leading a team of researchers in an effort to improve prosthetics for upper limb amputees. Her team is looking at the mental demand placed on individuals using prosthetics and how new prosthetic interfaces can help reduce this demand.

Newswise: Texas A&M researchers uncover the science behind zapping bacteria with ultraviolet light
Released: 6-Dec-2019 11:20 AM EST
Texas A&M researchers uncover the science behind zapping bacteria with ultraviolet light
Texas A&M University

In the perennial clash between man and microbe, ultraviolet light has emerged as one of man’s powerful tools against many pathogens. Although ultraviolet light can wipe out several germs, the exact mechanisms that orchestrate the radiation’s damaging action have long been elusive. Texas A&M scientists can now explain how it works

Newswise: Shape-shifting metals transform lunar missions
Released: 26-Nov-2019 5:00 AM EST
Shape-shifting metals transform lunar missions
Texas A&M University

In preparation for another lunar landing, NASA is investing $2 million in cutting-edge thermal technology to be developed by a team of researchers from Texas A&M, Boeing and Paragon.

Newswise: A Scent-sitive Subject – Essential Oil Diffusers and Your Cat
Released: 15-Nov-2019 3:55 PM EST
A Scent-sitive Subject – Essential Oil Diffusers and Your Cat
Texas A&M University

Essential oils are often presented as a naturalistic approach to personal care and home fragrance. However, just because these oils are derived from plants doesn’t make them healthy, or even safe, for your cat.

Newswise: Texas A&M, University Of Washington Partner In Historic Dog Aging Project
Released: 15-Nov-2019 10:35 AM EST
Texas A&M, University Of Washington Partner In Historic Dog Aging Project
Texas A&M University

Everyone who loves a dog wants the animal, whether pet or work companion, to enjoy as many years as possible. Learning the whys behind the length and strength of dogs’ lifespans has become the impetus for the largest research data-gathering program of its kind, the Dog Aging Project.

Newswise: Researcher Works to Enhance Accuracy of Computer Simulations
Released: 9-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Researcher Works to Enhance Accuracy of Computer Simulations
Texas A&M University

Dr. Rui Tuo received a National Science Foundation grant for his work in uncertainty quantification research. He will study statistical and data science methodologies in computer experiments to help improve computer simulation practices.

Newswise: Using Virtual Assistants to Tackle Emergencies in Space
Released: 20-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Using Virtual Assistants to Tackle Emergencies in Space
Texas A&M University

A team of researchers at Texas A&M University is studying the use of virtual assistants to provide support during emergencies in space.

Newswise: Keeping Teachers in the Classroom
Released: 19-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Keeping Teachers in the Classroom
Texas A&M University

Teacher turnover is plaguing the United States. Each year, more than 200,000 teachers leave the profession, most for reasons other than retirement. Dr. Hersh Waxman, professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, found that solving the problem begins with targeting teacher self-efficacy through literacy coursework and mentorship.

Newswise: Advancing telemonitoring technology in Texas
Released: 12-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Advancing telemonitoring technology in Texas
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M researchers from the College of Engineering and the Health Science Center teamed up on a report that underscores the importance of the use of telemonitoring technology for rural and underserved Texans.

Newswise: Researchers Enhance Surgical Training with 3D Printing
Released: 8-Jul-2019 4:25 PM EDT
Researchers Enhance Surgical Training with 3D Printing
Texas A&M University

Merging engineering and medical education, a team is providing surgeons-in-training with more realistic and accurate orthopedic surgery simulations through 3D printing and visualized performance data.

Newswise: Moon Landing 50 Years Later: Texas A&M Space Expert Discusses Its Importance
Released: 2-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Moon Landing 50 Years Later: Texas A&M Space Expert Discusses Its Importance
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M astronomer and physics expert Nick Suntzeff has been involved with space research for almost 30 years, and spent 20 years as an astronomer in Chile, where he helped co-discover dark energy. He offers his thoughts about the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and what’s ahead for the U.S. space program.

Newswise: Researchers Create Water Repellent ‘Nanoflower’ for Biomedical Applications
Released: 26-Jun-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Researchers Create Water Repellent ‘Nanoflower’ for Biomedical Applications
Texas A&M University

Inspired by nature, researchers have developed an innovative way to control the hydrophobicity of a surface, which opens many doors for expanded applications in several scientific and technological areas.

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Released: 31-May-2019 3:40 PM EDT
Gas Hydrate Research Could Lead to New Energy Source
Texas A&M University

Natural gas hydrates are an abundant energy resource found in small permafrost areas. Dr. I. Yucel Akkutlu is unlocking the role of hysteresis in hydrate recrystallization, allowing him to better model its behavior, a critical step toward safely producing them as a future energy resource for the world.

Newswise: Tips for Safe Travel with Pets
Released: 31-May-2019 8:30 AM EDT
Tips for Safe Travel with Pets
Texas A&M University

Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has some helpful tips for keeping pets safe and calm during road trips, plane rides, and any other type of trip away from home.

Newswise: Texas A&M Researcher: Immigration At Southern Border A Humanitarian Crisis, Not An
Released: 30-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Texas A&M Researcher: Immigration At Southern Border A Humanitarian Crisis, Not An "Invasion"
Texas A&M University

Changing immigration trends are the topic of a new issue of The Takeaway, a publication of the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Newswise: Aggie ACHIEVE: The Inclusive College Experience
Released: 29-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Aggie ACHIEVE: The Inclusive College Experience
Texas A&M University

This fall, we celebrate the launch of Aggie ACHIEVE, the state’s first inclusive, four-year postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Released: 24-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Pet Talk: Avoiding Heartworms & Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Texas A&M University

Fleas and ticks are not the only parasites that can cause problems for our dogs, cats, and other pets. Mosquitos are the number one vector of diseases and pathogens worldwide, but preventative medicine can make a big impact in reducing infection.

Newswise: Pet Talk: The Importance of Flea & Tick Control
Released: 17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Pet Talk: The Importance of Flea & Tick Control
Texas A&M University

Tick season is here and flea season is soon to follow. These pests don’t just annoy our cats and dogs, but they also serve as vectors that spread a large number of diseases between animals.

Newswise: Disabled veterans could live more independently with new technology
Released: 15-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Disabled veterans could live more independently with new technology
Texas A&M University

Researchers at Texas A&M University are working on new Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology that could help veterans with severe spinal cord injuries and disorders achieve even more independence with a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Released: 24-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Researchers Use Shake-Table Testing To Improve Disaster Recovery
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M researchers use shake-table testing to understand how urban wood-based structures sustain damage from earthquakes, and how to repair them more efficiently.

Newswise: Bacteria And Pathogens: Determining Friend From Foe In Soil And Water
Released: 23-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Bacteria And Pathogens: Determining Friend From Foe In Soil And Water
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University researchers are developing a way to quickly detect which bacterial pathogens are present in a soil or water sample to determine the good from the bad.

Newswise: Why The Notre Dame Fire Affected Us All
Released: 18-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Why The Notre Dame Fire Affected Us All
Texas A&M University

The April 15 fire at the 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was met with disbelief and despair by people worldwide. Catholics mourned the damage to their sacred religious center during Holy Week, while others lamented the potential loss of a significant architectural landmark. Hundreds of thousands posted photos of their experiences visiting the cathedral on social media, while others anguished over never having seen the site in person.

Newswise: New SmartSuit promises a better fit for astronauts
Released: 17-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
New SmartSuit promises a better fit for astronauts
Texas A&M University

A new intelligent hybrid SmartSuit design proposed by Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles from Texas A&M University has the potential to solve some of the current design and health risks associated with the current spacesuit worn by astronauts.

Released: 15-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Texas A&M study finds arts education positively impacts student performance
Texas A&M University

In a recent study, Dr. Daniel Bowen proved that arts education positively impacts student outcomes by increasing writing achievement, decreasing disciplinary infractions and increasing compassion.

Newswise: Improving Retention Through Classroom Management
Released: 11-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Improving Retention Through Classroom Management
Texas A&M University

One of the main reasons teachers leave is because they are not good classroom managers. They struggle with managing disruptive students, implementing effective actions and asserting authority in the classroom.

Newswise:Video Embedded shrimp-claw-inspires-new-method-of-underwater-plasma-generation
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Released: 10-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Shrimp claw inspires new method of underwater plasma generation
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M researchers are looking to nature for inspiration in developing a new method of underwater plasma generation using shrimp as a model – a discovery which could provide significant improvements for actions ranging from water sterilization to drilling.

Newswise: New Drilling Technology Could Make Geothermal Energy More Feasible
Released: 26-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EDT
New Drilling Technology Could Make Geothermal Energy More Feasible
Texas A&M University

Geothermal wells are drilled deep into the ground in order to tap into the heat radiating from the Earth’s core and transform it into electricity, but it is a slow and expensive. A team of researchers from Texas A&M University is developing new drilling technology to combat this.

Newswise: What to Know Before Bringing Home a Puppy
Released: 21-Mar-2019 3:20 PM EDT
What to Know Before Bringing Home a Puppy
Texas A&M University

For National Puppy Day on Saturday, March 23, dog lovers may be considering adding a new puppy to the family. Before you bring home a new companion, make sure you are prepared for everything that comes with owning a puppy.

Newswise: Could the Ocean Be the Answer to a Clean Energy Supply?
Released: 11-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Could the Ocean Be the Answer to a Clean Energy Supply?
Texas A&M University

The quest for clean energy sources has been ongoing for many years with minimal results. This could all change with the development of a single device that will lie on the water’s surface and utilize the ocean waves to generate electrical power.

Newswise: Texas A&M-Led Research Team Develops Model for Improved Oil Spill Forecasts
Released: 7-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST
Texas A&M-Led Research Team Develops Model for Improved Oil Spill Forecasts
Texas A&M University

Researchers have developed a new model to track the flow of an oil well spill, providing response agencies with the tools to better mitigate environmental damage to human and ecological systems.

Newswise: New Violin Design Could Change The Instrument Forever
Released: 5-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST
New Violin Design Could Change The Instrument Forever
Texas A&M University

The fundamental design of the violin has been changed only once since the times of Antonio Stradivari, considered the ultimate master craftsman of the instrument. But new research by a Texas A&M University professor suggests that a modification could be made to the instrument that will enhance its tonal quality and how it is played. His findings could rock the music world, so to speak, and alter the way the stringed instruments are constructed in the future.


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