Region 16 STEM teachers tour AgriLife Research farm

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Brent Auvermann, 806-677-5600, bauvermann@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research hosted a group of about 20 science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM,…

NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) has selected three informal education organizations to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning to inspire the next generation…

Texas A&M AgriLife Research mourns loss of Dr. Erik Mirkov

Researcher was renowned plant pathologist worldwide Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Kranthi Mandadi, 956-969-5634, kkmandadi@ag.tamu.edu WESLACO – Dr. Erik Mirkov, plant pathologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife…

2018 Fraud World Cup

There are only two weeks to go before the start of the massive soccer event — FIFA World Cup. This championship has already attracted the attention of millions worldwide, including…

Spam and phishing in Q1 2018

Quarterly highlights Data leaks Early 2018 will be remembered for a series of data leak scandals. The most high-profile saw Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg grilled by US Congress, with many…

Texas A&M, USDA research aimed at nitrite poisoning leads to methane mitigation

Student, advisers taking research from lab to marketplace Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Bill Pinchak, 940-552-9941, bpinchak@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Elizabeth Latham, 512-574-4790, bezoarlaboratories@gmail.com Dr. Robin Anderson, 979-260-9317, robin.anderson@ars.usda.gov COLLEGE…

Sharing with you some of my concerns for the future of the Republican Party of Texas By Tom Mechler Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — As many of you are…

NASA has selected InuTeq LLC of Beltsville, Maryland, to provide world-class, high-performance computing to all NASA missions in support of mission-driven science and engineering. Source: NASA

As the ground shifts beneath their feet, officials in Canada’s Nunavut turn to creative engineering to save scarce homes—and plan for a future built on bedrock. Source: Science News

IT threat evolution Q1 2018. Statistics

Q1 figures According to KSN: Kaspersky Lab solutions blocked 796,806,112 attacks launched from online resources located in 194 countries across the globe. 282,807,433 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by…

IT threat evolution Q1 2018

Targeted attacks and malware campaigns Skygofree:  sophisticated mobile surveillance In January, we uncovered a sophisticated mobile implant that provides attackers with remote control of infected Android devices.  The malware, called…

Viticulture Short Course set for June 4-5 in Bryan

Registration ends May 29 Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Fran Pontasch, 979-458-0131, fmpontasch@tamu.edu BRYAN – A two-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service advanced viticulture short course is scheduled June…

SynAck targeted ransomware uses the Doppelgänging technique

The Process Doppelgänging technique was first presented in December 2017 at the BlackHat conference. Since the presentation several threat actors have started using this sophisticated technique in an attempt to…

New companies are popping up to become the Amazons, Apples, and Intels of genome engineering. Source: Science News

Energetic Bear/Crouching Yeti: attacks on servers

Energetic Bear/Crouching Yeti is a widely known APT group active since at least 2010. The group tends to attack different companies with a strong focus on the energy and industrial…

Dallas Urban Quail Appreciation Day May 18

Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute associate Amanda Gobeli with Kirby Quail (AgriLife Illustration by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Amanda Gobeli, 720-333-6224, amanda.gobeli@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576,…

APT Trends report Q1 2018

In the second quarter of 2017, Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) began publishing summaries of the quarter’s private threat intelligence reports in an effort to make the public…

April 25 course will review rain garden design, construction, maintenance

Dr. Fouad Jaber teaches a course on stormwater management. (AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana) Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Fouad Jaber, 972-952-9672, fouad.jaber@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Saima Khursheed: 214-629-4976, Saima.khursheed@ag.tamu.edu…

New research confirms that the river’s worst floods aren’t just the result of bad weather—they’re the result of bad engineering. Source: Science News

Step into the future of aviation and space exploration with NASA at the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, at the Walter E.…