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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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Researcher Works to Enhance Accuracy of Computer Simulations

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.
9-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using Virtual Assistants to Tackle Emergencies in Space

A team of researchers at Texas A&M University is studying the use of virtual assistants to provide support during emergencies in space.
20-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Keeping Teachers in the Classroom

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...
19-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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What to Know Before Bringing Home a Puppy

21-Mar-2019 3:20 PM EDT

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