A Slice of 2017 Sofacy Activity

Sofacy, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, and Tsar Team, is a highly active and prolific APT. From their high volume 0day deployment to their innovative and broad malware set,…

‘Omics Era’ highlighted at Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium Feb. 22

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ammani Kyanam, ammani_tamu_13@tamu.edu or pbsymposium@gmail.com COLLEGE STATION – The next generation of research leaders and their fields of study will be on display Feb.…

Study: Deadly Wimberley floods rooted in weather patterns, intensified by development

The 40-foot wall of water that gushed down the Blanco River in May 2015, wiping out parts of Wimberley and killing more than a dozen people, was largely a natural…

Opinion: An MIT brain science professor argues that progress in deep learning research will come from the convergence of engineering and neuroscience. Source: Science News

Union Pacific Begins Brazos Yard Construction

Union Pacific Railroad has started construction on its Brazos Yard in Robertson County. Spokesman Jeff DeGraff compared the classification yard to an airport hub. “You have trains coming in from…

Bryan City Council Gets Its First Superpark Timeline

Thursday is the first of many deadlines over the next couple of years for converting the former Bryan municipal golf course into a superpark. Deputy city manager Hugh Walker told…

NASA has selected HX5, LLC of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to perform engineering, research and scientific support at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Source: NASA

AgriLife Extension employees in South Central Texas earn top agency award

Superior Service Award garnered by personnel in Bexar, Gonzales, Uvalde, Wilson counties Contact: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu BRYAN — Employees of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service serving the South…

The Texas coastline is slowly disappearing. Here's how one community is coping.

The banana water lilies that once filled Jefferson County’s Salt Bayou marsh started dying off years ago. The aquatic plants, with their elegant white and yellow blooms, used to pepper…

High Plains Irrigation Conference set Feb. 7 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Hillyer, 806-677-5600, Charles.hillyer@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The annual High Plains Irrigation Conference will be Feb. 7 in the North Exhibit Hall of the…

Nhash: petty pranks with big finances

According to our data, cryptocurrency miners are rapidly gaining in popularity. In an earlier publication we noted that cybercriminals were making use of social engineering to install this sort of…

After Harvey, some South Texans more wary than ever about plan to build landfill near floodplain

Nearly four months ago, Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall inundated ultra-polluted Superfund sites in and around Houston, triggering the leak of hazardous waste. Now, 300 miles south near Laredo, a company’s efforts to develop…

NASA has awarded the Aircraft Maintenance, Logistics, Integration, Configuration Management and Engineering (ALICE) contract to Yulista Tactical Services, LLC in Huntsville, Alabama. Source: NASA

Permeable pavements course in Fort Worth offers hands-on instruction

Professional, continuing education credits available Dr. Fouad Jaber teaches a course on stormwater management. (AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana) Course flyer Contact: Dr. Saima Khursheed, 972-952-9234, saima.khursheed@ag.tamu.edu FORT WORTH —…

Baskin Elementary in San Antonio receives $1,000 grant for pollinator program

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ruby Zavala, 210-631-0400, ruby.zavala@ag.tamu.edu Natalie Cervantes, 210-631-0400, ntcervantes@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Baskin Elementary School in San Antonio recently received a $1,000 grant to establish…

Cybercriminals vs financial institutions in 2018: what to expect

ul li {margin-bottom:2.4rem;} Introduction – key events in 2017 2017 was a year of great changes in the world of cyberthreats facing financial organizations. Firstly, in 2017 we witnessed a…

A&M System Board Of Regents Hire Prairie View A&M President Along With The Aggies Next Football Coach

Screen shot from the Prairie View A&M Twitter feed. While the hiring of Jimbo Fisher drew no comments by the board of regents before Monday’s 8-0 vote, there was praise…

Mohanty elected Fellow for American Association for Advancement of Science

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Binayak Mohanty, 979-458-4421, bmohanty@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Binayak Mohanty, Regents Professor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M…

Youth get in-depth look at D.C. during Texas 4-H Leadership Conference

Contact: Dr. Darlene Locke, 979-845-6535, dlocke@ag.tamu.edu WASHINGTON — Eighteen Texas 4-H members got a firsthand look at the nation’s capitol and toured many of its sites during the Texas 4-H…

Thomasson named Engineer of the Year by Texas association

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Alex Thomasson has been named Texas Section Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Thomasson…