In search of a flood fix, one Houston community turned to a golf course

HOUSTON — In 50 years living in Clear Lake City, Spyros Varsos had never seen the floodwater get so high. During a historic rainstorm two years ago, he watched anxiously…

Bryan Council Learns Of Two New Eastside Business Developments

This week’s Bryan city council meeting included information about two eastside businesses. Deputy city manager Hugh Walker reported a site plan was submitted by those building a Hooters restaurant in…

Students at Southside Elementary School in Lebanon, Tennessee, will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:05 a.m.…

Bryan School Board Begins Discussion Of How To Comply With The State’s New School Bus Seat Belt Law

This week’s Bryan school board meeting included the first discussion of addressing the increased cost of running buses. That’s after the legislature passed Senate Bill 693, which requires seat belts…

Threat Predictions for Financial Services and Fraud in 2018

The landscape in 2017 In 2017 we’ve seen fraud attacks in financial services become increasingly account-centric. Customer data is a key enabler for large-scale fraud attacks and the frequency of…

Alumni receive awards at Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences banquet

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Three former students were chosen for Outstanding Early Career Alumni awards, while four alumni were honored with Outstanding Alumni Awards during the…

The International Space Station will receive about 7,400 pounds of cargo, including new science and technology investigations, following the successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight…

IT threat evolution Q3 2017. Statistics

Q3 figures According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 277,646,376 malicious attacks from online resources located in 185 countries all over the world. 72,012,219 unique URLs were…

A&M Health Science Center Expands Its Houston Area Footprint

From the Texas A&M Health Science Center: Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD, a physician-scientist and internationally recognized leader in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, will join Texas A&M to lead Engineering…

Using legitimate tools to hide malicious code

The authors of malware use various techniques to circumvent defensive mechanisms and conceal harmful activity. One of them is the practice of hiding malicious code in the context of a…

Blinn Trustees Considering Where To Use Unspent Bond Money

Blinn College trustees have been asked to apply $4.5 million dollars in unspent bond money originally designated for projects at campuses in Brazos County to projects in Brenham. Facilities Director…

NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is scheduled to launch its eighth mission to the International Space Station at 7:37 a.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 11 NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in…

What’s a meal without the mealworms?

Insecta Fiesta event demonstrates how insects can add flavor, nutrition to recipes Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Molly Keck, 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Attendees at the recent Insecta Fiesta event at the…

The core of a neutron star is such an extreme environment that physicists can’t agree on what happens inside. But a new space-based experiment—and a few more colliding neutron stars—should…

From millions of miles to billions of light years away, this week’s space photos are far out, man. Source: Science News

Longtime Texas Congressman Lamar Smith Is Not Running For Re-Election In 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, says he won’t be seeking re-election after 16 terms in office. Smith, a Texas Republican,…

Arrests On Charges Of Damaging A Hospital ER, Arson, Stabbing, And Illegal Driving

More than $20,000 dollars in damage at CHI St. Joseph’s regional medical center was caused by a man in a crawl space above ceilings in the emergency room. According to…

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Nov. 2, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply…

Students at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, will speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:10 a.m. EDT on…

Media accreditation is open for launch of the next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station, currently targeted for no earlier than December. Source: NASA