Ground-penetrating radar could help producers dig potatoes early

Water savings, premium markets could be realized Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dirk Hays, 979-458-0032, dbhays@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Ground-penetrating radar might help the potato industry save water,…

A King’s Ransom It is Not

The first half of 2017 began with two intriguing ransomware events, both partly enabled by wormable exploit technology dumped by a group calling themselves “The ShadowBrokers”. These WannaCry and ExPetr…

The NukeBot banking Trojan: from rough drafts to real threats

This spring, the author of the NukeBot banking Trojan published the source code of his creation. He most probably did so to restore his reputation on a number of hacker…

No Free Pass for ExPetr

Recently, there have been discussions around the topic that if our product is installed, ExPetr malware won’t write the special malicious code which encrypts the MFT to MBR. Some have…

The Magala Trojan Clicker: A Hidden Advertising Threat

One large group will slowly conquer another large group, reduce its numbers, and thus lessen its chance of further variation and improvement. <…> Small and broken groups and sub-groups will…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 11

Bollworms mount attack on some Texas cotton, grain sorghum Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. David Kerns, 979-845-2516, dlkerns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Insect damage to crops is ramping up…

Juntos 4-H leadership academy gives teens a look at college life

July 10, 2017 Twenty-five 4-H’ers participate in five-day program held at Our Lady of the Lake University Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Melinda Garcia, 210-631-0400, Melinda.Garcia@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – A group…

An imminent review from the National Academies of Sciences will address the risk of virulent organisms created by gene editing technology. Source: Science News

US stocks bounce higher after solid June jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are bouncing back Friday morning after the government said hiring grew at a stronger pace in June. Technology companies are making some of the…

Twenty-two universities across the country have been selected to receive NASA grants for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s mission. Source: NASA

AgriLife Research scientific contributions at Overton center spans 50 years

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton will celebrate 50 years serving Texans on July 12. For half a century,…

High tunnel value proven in High Plains vegetable production

Hail decimates outside AgriLife Research tomato, pepper crop Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Rush, 806-354-5804, crush@tamu.edu AMARILLO – High tunnels at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station…

NASA has awarded a contract to Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. (AMA), of Hampton, Virginia, for technology research and development, and support of these activities, to help meet evolving NASA mission…

Bitscout – The Free Remote Digital Forensics Tool Builder

Being a malware researcher means you are always busy with the struggle against mountains of malware and cyberattacks around the world. Over the past decade, the number of daily new…

Blinn College Trustees Approve Expanding Footprint On The RELLIS Campus

Blinn College’s board of trustees have approved the administration’s request to negotiate an agreement with the Texas A&M system to share another new building at the RELLIS campus. The 40,000…

Turf, landscape, pollinator ‘come and go’ event set for July 8 in Lubbock

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Vikram Baliga, 806-775-1740, Vikram.baliga@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Joey Young, 806-834-8457. Joey.young@ttu.edu LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Tech University department…

McMillan Foundation, Montgomery family, local leaders lured AgriLife center to Overton 50 years ago

Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton wouldn’t be where it is today if not for the McMillan Foundation, the…

In ExPetr/Petya’s shadow, FakeCry ransomware wave hits Ukraine

While the (cyber-)world was still shaking under the destructive ExPetr/Petya attack that hit on June 27, another ransomware attack targeting Ukraine at the same time went almost unnoticed. So far,…

AgriLife Research in Amarillo taking to the skies with drones

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Brent Auvermann, 806-677-5600, b-auvermann@tamu.edu Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The maiden voyage of the first unmanned aerial system or drone by…

Premier ram sale will wrap up AgriLife’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Aug. 18-19 in San Angelo

  New event will offer top performance-tested registered Rambouillet, Katahdin rams Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, Reid.Redden@ag.tamu.edu    SAN ANGELO – The Texas Sheep and…