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Texas A&M University (Texas A&M or A&M) is a public research university founded in 1876 and located in College Station, Texas. In 1948, Texas A&M University became the founding member of the Texas A&M University System. As of 2017, Texas A&M's student body is the largest in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution–the only university in Texas to hold all three designations–reflects a range of research with ongoing projects funded by organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. In 2001, Texas A&M was inducted as a member of the Association of American Universities. The school's students, alumni—over 450,000 strong—and sports teams are known as Aggies. The Texas A&M Aggies athletes compete in 18 varsity sports as a member of the Southeastern Conference. The main campus is one of the largest in the United States, spanning 5,200 acres (21 km2), and is home to the George Bush Presidential Library. About one-fifth of the student body lives on campus. Texas A&M has more than 1,000 officially recognized student organizations. Many students also observe the traditions, which govern daily life, as well as special occasions, including sports events. Working with various A&M-related agencies, the school has a direct presence in each of the 254 counties in Texas. The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through ten colleges and houses 18 research institutes.

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Lightweight green supercapacitors could charge devices in a jiffy

“In a new study, researchers at Texas A&M University have described their novel plant-based energy storage device that could charge even electric cars within a few minutes in the near future. Furthermore, they said their devices are flexible, lightweight …

New Lithium Battery Charges Faster, Reduces Risk Of Device Explosions

“Cell phone batteries often heat up, and at times can even burst into flames. In most cases, the culprit behind such incidents can be traced back to lithium batteries. Despite providing long-lasting electric currents that can keep devices powered up …

Researchers Invent Technology To Remedy 3D Printing’s ‘Weak Spot’

“Texas A&M and Essentium, Inc. researchers have developed a way to more effectively weld adjacent printed layers together. Allowing users to create objects from simple toys to custom prosthetic parts, plastics are a popular 3D printing material. But these …

New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft

“The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable future. While significant technological advancements have dramatically increased the efficiency of these vehicles, there are still several issues …

Engineers Create Fabrication Method to Improve Solar Energy Technology

“Imagine a child playing with a magnifying glass – focusing the sunlight down into a single, heated ring of light. That light is the basis of solar energy. A team of researchers led by Dr. Christi Madsen, professor in the Department …

Engineering Team Develops Bioinks To Print Therapeutics In 3D

“A team of researchers at Texas A&M University has developed an innovative way to print therapeutics in 3D for regenerative medicine. 3D bioprinting is emerging as a promising method for rapidly fabricating cell-containing constructs for designing new, healthy, functional …

Lights, Camera, Fracture

“Stretchable electronics are where engineering meets Hollywood special effects. With a wide range of healthcare, energy and military applications, stretchable electronics are revered for their ability to be compressed, twisted and conformed to uneven surfaces without losing functionality. By using …

Shrimp claw inspires new method of underwater plasma generation

“Texas A&M University 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 …

New smart materials could open new research field

“Serendipitous discovery could increase efficiency in jet engines, reduce plane noise, more A group of new smart materials discovered by researchers at Texas A&M University and their colleagues has the potential to significantly improve the efficiency of fuel burn …

Mining For Gold With A Computer

“Engineers from Texas A&M University and Virginia Tech report important new insights into nanoporous gold–a material with growing applications in several areas, including energy storage and biomedical devices–all without stepping into a lab. Instead of conducting any …