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Because of the way it is constructed, the virtual currency bitcoin offers a novel realization of a central bank-free financial instrument, as well as an alternative approach to classical distributed computing problems, and to numerous other applications, such as smart electronic contracts. At the c…


Diagram of PATHS-UP thrusts 1-4, with five-year technology (lab in palm) and 10-year technology (lab on wrist). A Texas A&M University-led consortium of university and industry partners was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) grant on Precise…


Three Texas A&M University professors are collaborating on a project that centers on what job recruiters are looking for in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates. Dr. Gerianne Alexander, professor and Cornerstone Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Dr. Tracy Hamm…


It is estimated that nearly 60 percent of the world’s population carries Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a gram-negative bacterium that has been categorized as a class 1 carcinogen. Although a great majority of infected individuals will probably never develop symptoms or complications from the pa…


Dr. Richard Miles, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his research is featured in an engineering and technology article on scientia.global titled “Hypersonic Laser Tagging: A New Way of Understanding Fluid Mechanics.” Sc…


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted a research symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 22. In total, 131 attendees were able to view keynote presentations, practice the necessary skills to present posters and even compete for awards at the symposium, which the department i…


By the year 2025 it is projected that nearly 2 billion people will live in areas of water scarcity. These projections point to the need for advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies to provide options for an ever-increasing water demand. One of the steps in water decontamination is filtr…


Patricia Varela, doctoral student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and member of the Stochastic Geomechanics Laboratory (SGL), recently attended a three-week workshop, “Open Science for Synthesis: Gulf Research Program,” that focused on cultivating data scien…


Researchers in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University have been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a program supporting projects that are revolutionizing engineering education. Aerospace engineering at Texas A&M, like mo…


Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his work, “3-D Bioprinting of Complex Tissue Structures Using Nanoengineered Ionic-Covalent Entanglement (NICE) Bio…


Dr. Jaime Grunlan, Linda & Ralph Schmidt ’68 Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University; Dr. Kevin Holder, a former doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; and Ryan Smith, a current doctoral student in the Department of Chem…


The process of encapsulating cells that are able to thrive in the human body is a difficult task. The current standard is the utilization of harsh methods such as ultraviolet exposure, chemical radicals or thermal agitation to capture cells and proteins. These methods are toxic and do not make for a…


A recent study has added a new dimension to the controversial decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants immediately above the crippled oil well at the seafloor during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The dispersants may have significantly reduced the amount of harmful gases in …


A three-year, $242,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow Dr. Moble Benedict, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, to investigate the flight dynamics and control of hover-capable small-scale flapping wing robots. Stabil…


A research team with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, in collaboration with the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC), has solved Generic Safety Issue (GSI) - 191, a problem resulting from a loss of coolant accident in a nuclear reactor, which can c…