Science & Technology

FSU biological scientist named AAAS fellow

A Florida State University biologist has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a lifetime distinction that honors contributions to both science and technology. Professor of Biological Science Brian Inouye will be inducted to the prestigious society this year alongside 563 scientists, engineers, and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines. […]

FAMU-FSU researcher combines climate change and land use data to predict watershed impact

When rain falls, it picks up pollution from streets, farms and other manmade features as it winds toward the ocean. In the Broad Run watershed of Loudoun County, Virginia, runoff travels through an increasingly urbanized landscape before reaching the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. In 2000, fewer than 170,000 people lived in the county. […]

FSU paleontologist featured in NOVA documentary on Alaskan dinosaurs

The work of a Florida State University researcher is featured in a new documentary by NOVA called “Alaskan Dinosaurs.” FSU Professor of Biological Science Gregory Erickson, doctoral candidate Tyler Hunt and their research partner Patrick Druckenmiller from University of Alaska Fairbanks are featured in the special that details their work in Alaska.  Producers filmed them […]

Researchers find low oxygen and sulfide in the oceans played greater role in ancient mass extinction

Florida State University researchers have new insight into the complicated puzzle of environmental conditions that characterized the Late Ordovician Mass Extinction (LOME), which killed about 85% of the species in the ocean. Their work on the 445-million-year-old mass extinction event was published online in the journal AGU Advances on Monday. “We found that reducing conditions […]

FSU Service Status page revamped with new features

Florida State University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) has revamped the FSU Service Status page with new subscription options and features. The new page, powered by StatusHub, provides real-time updates about the operations of important campus IT services and the status of each common campus application. With these new features, understanding the content of the page is made more user-friendly and mobile compatible. “We are excited for this new interface […]

Innovation in Action: FSU bolsters research projects with an eye on the marketplace

A process for cheaper fuel cells, improved genomic profiling and an environmentally friendly way to increase water retention for plants are among the projects that Florida State University is helping researchers move forward into potential commercial ventures. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded more than $161,000 to four faculty members to move […]

Researchers probe the performance of high-temperature superconductor in new DOE-funded study

The next generation of superconducting magnets has the potential to revolutionize fields such as energy storage, particle accelerators and medicine. The magic behind these tools lies in the high-temperature superconducting (HTS) wires that power them. A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering team has discovered how to optimize a type of HTS wire, findings that may lead […]

A bonding experience: Study reveals potential new family of compounds

On the Periodic Table of Elements, there are elements that most people remember from school — oxygen, hydrogen, gold and silver. But there are also the ones that you might not immediately recognize, such as berkelium and einsteinium. These exotic elements are typically only used in specialized laboratories to understand how chemistry and physics change […]

Danfoss Turbocor announces multiyear collaboration with FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Danfoss and Florida State University have announced a multiyear collaboration in which Danfoss will fund scholarships and provide research opportunities for faculty and students at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. The 5-year agreement, which was officially signed on November 12, establishes the Danfoss FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Fund with a $750,000 commitment from Danfoss. “This […]

ITS announces end of password resets 

Florida State University students, faculty and staff will no longer be required to reset passwords in part due to the successful implementation of the recent Information Technology Services 2-factor authentication (2FA) initiative. The initiative was designed to provide extra security to protect FSU accounts and prevent unauthorized access. Individuals are prompted to verify their identity via the Duo Mobile app each time they sign in to a protected FSU system, such as myFSU Portal or university email. “2FA works,” said […]

FSU graduate student mixing passion for science and communications

A Florida State University graduate student has received a prestigious fellowship designed to teach scientists how to better communicate science to the general public. Dani Davis, a graduate student in ecology, was selected to participate in ComSciCon, a fellowship sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, the National Association […]

FSU chemist receives prestigious Markovnikov Medal, honorable professorship

A Florida State University professor has received two recognitions reserved for some of the greatest minds in organic chemistry — the Markovnikov Medal from Moscow State University and an Honorable Professorship from St. Petersburg State University. Igor Alabugin, a professor in FSU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, […]