Science & Technology

NSF grant funds new 40T superconducting magnet design at FSU-headquartered MagLab

A new $15.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will produce a detailed design for the world’s most powerful superconducting magnet at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. While the National MagLab is already home to more than a dozen world-record magnets used by researchers from around the world, the […]

Your mission: Make FSU cybersafe by competing in our escape room

Gear up, agent, because we need your help keeping FSU safe from cyber threats.    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this year Florida State University is going undercover to make sure everyone on campus is “cybersafe” with a month of “Mission Impossible”-themed events and activities.  FSU Information Technology Services (ITS) is hosting Operation CyberSAFE, a cross-campus, interactive […]

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson visits Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee

Florida State University and Florida A&M University welcomed NASA Administrator Bill Nelson to the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee on Friday. The center is the K-12 outreach facility of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, the joint engineering institution for the two universities. Nelson joined FSU President Richard McCullough and FAMU President Larry Robinson for a […]

FSU researchers find endangered species remain vulnerable in some marine-protected areas

Florida State University researchers have found that some marine-protected areas may not work as predicted in safeguarding and conserving endangered species. A team of international researchers found that hawksbill turtles in Brazil are most often searching for food and breeding outside the boundaries of marine-protected areas, which are designated regions of seas, oceans, the Great […]

MagLab chief scientist appointed to President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

The chief scientist at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has been appointed to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). U.S. President Joe Biden named Laura Greene, chief scientist at the National MagLab and the Marie Krafft Professor of Physics at Florida State University, as part […]

Engineering researchers develop new explanation for formation of vortices in 2D superfluid

Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have new insight about the formation of vortices in a type of quantum fluid, work that could help our comprehension of the physics mystery of how vortex clusters form and provide valuable understanding into the atmospheric swirling motion on planets such […]

FSU researcher nets $4.4M grant to advance quantum systems

A Florida State University researcher is leading a $4.4 million Department of Energy project to help create software that can take advantage of supercomputer capabilities and advance quantum information science.  The project is led by FSU Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Eugene DePrince and includes collaborators from Virginia Tech, University of Washington, and Lawrence Berkeley […]

Navigating the corn maze: FSU researchers develop technique to map out ‘light switches’ of maize genome

Getting a full understanding of how genes are regulated is a major goal of scientists worldwide. Now, a Florida State University professor and his research partners have developed a technique that can map out nearly all of the likely regulatory switches across a genome. That knowledge could prove critical for the agriculture field where scientists […]

FSU professor awarded NSF grant to create new software tool

The National Science Foundation awarded a Florida State University professor a $410,000 grant to create a software tool designed to help scientists make more accurate predictions regarding populations of endangered or commercially exploited animal species. Peter Beerli, a professor with the Department of Scientific Computing in the FSU College of Arts and Sciences, will lead […]

FSU’s Center for Advanced Power Systems receives $31m contract from U.S. Navy

The Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) at Florida State University has received a new $31 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for the research and development associated with shipboard electrical power and energy systems.    “My team and I are extremely excited about the new contract from NAVSEA,” said Michael “Mischa” Steurer, the FSU principal investigator of the contract. […]

FSU researchers find oxygen spike coincided with ancient global extinction

Two hundred fifty-two million years ago, much of life on planet Earth was dying. In an event that marked the end of the Permian period, more than 96 percent of the planet’s marine species and 70 percent of its terrestrial life suddenly went extinct. It was the largest extinction in Earth’s history. Now Florida State […]

FSU researchers find La Niña increases carbon export from Amazon River

When La Niña brings unusually warm waters and abnormal air pressure to the Pacific Ocean, the resulting weather patterns create an increase in the carbon export from the Amazon River, new research from Florida State University has found. In a normal year, the Amazon River exports about 10% of the world’s riverine dissolved organic carbon […]