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Saving lives through simulation: Ocean engineering doctoral student models volcanic tsunamis

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...
4-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New wearable tool helps manage mental health

Researchers at Texas A&M University are working on a smartphone app that can help students manage their mental health and connect to resources.
19-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Where the sky meets the sea: Exploring the sea-surface microlayer

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...
7-Feb-2020 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New algorithms improve prosthetics for upper limb amputees

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...
22-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Texas A&M researchers uncover the science behind zapping bacteria with ultraviolet light

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...
6-Dec-2019 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Shape-shifting metals transform lunar missions

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.
26-Nov-2019 5:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A Scent-sitive Subject – Essential Oil Diffusers and Your Cat

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.
15-Nov-2019 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Texas A&M, University Of Washington Partner In Historic Dog Aging Project

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...
15-Nov-2019 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Talking to your children about COVID-19

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.
24-Mar-2020 9:40 AM EDT

Texas A&M Nuclear Politics Expert Available To Discuss Turkey, Nuclear Weapons

21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Aggie ACHIEVE: The Inclusive College Experience

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.
29-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Russia, Technology History Professor Available To Discuss Chernobyl

16-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Health Policy, Epidemiology Experts Available To Discuss Measles Outbreaks

3-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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Why The Notre Dame Fire Affected Us All

18-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Texas A&M Notre Dame Expert Available To Discuss Fire

16-Apr-2019 11:50 AM EDT

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Black Horror Film Expert Available To Discuss Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’

22-Mar-2019 4:20 PM EDT

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