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$1M grant to help researchers deliver big savings on big motors

Invented almost 200 years ago, electric motors are a mainstay of our modern world, powering everything from personal gadgets to massive machinery. Now, a team from the Center for Advanced Power Systems and the FSU-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is hoping to take a big bite out of that power bill. With a $1 […]

National MagLab achieves new world record with strongest resistive magnet

New 41.4-Tesla Instrument Paves Way for Breakthroughs in Physics and Materials Research While the rest of the country watched the solar eclipse Monday, engineers at the Florida State University-headquartered National MagLab pulled off an eclipse of a different sort. Not to be outdone by celestial events, they set a new world record that blotted out […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two FSU MagLab researchers earn prestigious honor

Two physics researchers from the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory — Luis Balicas and Kun Yang — have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Balicas and Yang are among the 391 AAAS members […]

MagLab to help change way girls are taught STEM

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) is part of a new $1.2 million project to help support Twin Cities PBS SciGirls CONNECT, a program that encourages educators nationwide to adopt research strategies that engage girls in STEM. Awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project will examine how gender-equitable and […]