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No Batteries Required: Self-powered Devices on the Horizon

Article: No Batteries Required: Self-powered Devices on the Horizon

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, December 4, 2008 (ENS) – A self-powering cell phone that converts the sound waves of the user’s speech into the energy it needs to keep running – without a battery charge – is being made possible by the work of a scientist at Texas A&M University. Tahir Cagin, a professor in the…

Biomass to Gasoline Production Plant Dedicated in Texas

Article: Biomass to Gasoline Production Plant Dedicated in Texas

BRYAN, Texas, November 7, 2008 (ENS) – Texas Governor Rick Perry was on hand today for the dedication of a unique biofuels conversion facility in Bryan, about 70 miles northwest of Houston. The new facility built by Terrebon, LLC will confirm the scaled-up, commercial feasibility of the company’s MixAlco technology, which converts non-food biomass into…

Sustainable Landscape Industry Takes Root in Texas

Article: Sustainable Landscape Industry Takes Root in Texas

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, October 9, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. landscape industry has enjoyed decades of prosperity, but that will continue only if operators find more environmentally-friendly growing and selling methods, and embrace sustainability, says the executive vice president of the American Nursery and Landscape Association. Speaking Wednesday at Texas A&M University, Robert Dolibois, delivered…

Global Warming: The More You Know the Less You Care

Article: Global Warming: The More You Know the Less You Care

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 27, 2008 (ENS) – A new public opinion poll has found that the more people know about global warming, the less they care. A telephone survey of 1,093 Americans by two Texas A&M University political scientists and a former colleague indicates that trend, as explained in their recent article in the…

Texas A&M Testing Oral Contraceptives for Animals

Article: Texas A&M Testing Oral Contraceptives for Animals

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 7, 2008 (ENS) – A birth control pill for animals being developed at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences may offer help to land owners who want to humanely reduce the numbers of animals such as coyotes, wild pigs or cougars on their ranches. Researchers are testing…

Exploring the Heavens From Antarctica's Highest Point

Article: Exploring the Heavens From Antarctica's Highest Point

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, February 6, 2008 (ENS) – A team of scientists representing six international institutions has established a unique robotic astronomical observatory at Dome Argus on the highest point of the Antarctic Plateau. Two weeks after arriving January 11 at “Dome A” for only the second time in history, the expedition team led by…

Texas A&M Residence Halls Compete to Conserve Energy

Article: Texas A&M Residence Halls Compete to Conserve Energy

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, December 17, 2007 (ENS) – Agriculture students residing on campus have joined in Texas A&M’s ongoing energy conservation program, which has helped the university avoid multi-millions of dollars in costs. With one of the nation’s largest on-campus dormitory operations, housing about 11,000 students, the program got a boost this semester when the…