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Miniature organisms in the sand play big role in our oceans

The small organisms that slip unnoticed through sand play an important role in keeping our oceans healthy and productive, according to a Florida State University researcher.  In the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Jeroen Ingels, a researcher at the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory, explains that small organisms called meiofauna that live in […]

FSU researcher to lead U.S.-Russia project on health, space travel

NASA-Funded Project to Examine Vision, Cardiovascular Problems A Florida State University researcher will lead a joint U.S.-Russia project that will examine the effect of space travel on astronauts’ vision, an ongoing problem that NASA has been eager to solve. “The issue of vision impairment is very important to NASA,” said Michael Delp, dean of the […]

National MagLab rolls out the red carpet for Open House

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is rolling out the red carpet for science at its upcoming annual Open House. On Feb. 25, the largest, highest-powered magnet lab in the world will open its doors for thousands of science fans. The region’s largest science event, the Open House will feature 100 hands-on […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has organized a host of events in commemoration of National Engineers Week — a time where we recognize how the skills, innovation and creativity of engineers have fueled the march of human progress. National Engineers Week will take place from Sunday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 25. All events are […]

Distinguished FSU chemistry professor named fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

A Florida State University chemistry professor has been named a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom. Professor Naresh Dalal, a 22-year veteran of the FSU Department of Chemistry and former department chair, was named a fellow of the society in recognition of his accomplishments in the field of information […]

Sunlight or bacteria? Scientists investigate what breaks down permafrost carbon

A Florida State University researcher is delving into the complexities of exactly how permafrost thawing in the Earth’s most northern regions is cycling back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and further fueling climate change. Answer: It has a lot to do with tiny little bugs called microbes and little to do with sunlight. Assistant […]

How untreated water is making our kids sick: FSU researcher explores possible climate change link

A Florida State University researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in children. Assistant Professor of Geography Chris Uejio has published a first-of-its-kind study, “Drinking-water treatment, climate change, and childhood gastrointestinal illness projections for northern Wisconsin (USA) communities drinking untreated groundwater,” […]

New material holds promise to create more flexible, efficient technologies

An organic-inorganic hybrid material may be the future for more efficient technologies that can generate electricity from either light or heat or devices that emit light from electricity. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Shangchao Lin has published a new paper in the journal ACS Nano that predicts how an organic-inorganic hybrid material called organometal […]

Discovery on Parade to showcase local innovation with worldwide impact

What do new cancer treatments, wine tastings, web-based suicide prevention, artistic masterpieces, oyster shucking and robots have in common? Besides being just a few of the countless forms of research and creative activity taking place at Tallahassee’s three institutions of higher education, they also represent a small sampling of the more than 60 exhibits ready […]

FSU scientists receive $2.17M from state to combat Zika virus

Florida State University scientists received nearly $2.17 million from the Florida Department of Health as part of a state initiative to develop treatment and prevention methods related to the Zika virus. “We are pleased with the Department of Health’s faith in Florida State as a partner to combat the effects of the Zika virus,” said […]

Using fruit flies to study cancer: FSU scientists investigate childhood tumors

A team of Florida State University researchers has discovered that a common household pest can tell us a lot about an aggressive tumor that attacks young children.  Professor of Biological Science Wu-Min Deng and postdoctoral researcher Gengqiang Xie published a new paper in the journal Cancer Research that describes how a complex protein called Snr1, […]

Mini magnet packs world record punch

Sometimes, the best things come in small packages. That was the case Jan. 18 at the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory when a magnet that fits in the palm of your hand claimed a new world record. Made of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) tape, the miniature magnet is only the second of its […]