Science & Technology

A feast for the mind and senses at National MagLab Open House

For some, science is an acquired taste. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory invites those folks, along with STEM fans of all ages across the Big Bend, to its annual Open House on Saturday, Feb. 23. There, science of every flavor will be available for sampling, from strawberry DNA to flying potatoes and from pickle […]

Across the spectrum: Researchers find way to stabilize color of light in next-gen material

A team of Florida State University physicists has found a way to stabilize the color of light being emitted from a promising class of next-generation materials that researchers believe could be the basis for efficient and more cost-effective optoelectronic technologies that can turn light into electricity or vice versa. The research is published in Nature […]

Seasons change: FSU researchers provide new definition for major Indian monsoon

Toward the end of every year, the Northeast Indian Monsoon (NEM) batters southern India with torrents of driving rain, but climatologists have never precisely defined when the monsoon begins and ends. Now, Florida State University Professor of Meteorology Vasu Misra has used detailed surface temperature analyses to identify the start and end dates of the […]

From the materials lab to Doak Campbell Stadium

How A Foam Developed By Florida State Researchers Made It Onto The Feet Of FSU Football, Softball Players When a technology developed by university researchers is licensed and integrated into a commercial product, that’s considered a resounding success. But when that same product eventually benefits student-athletes at the researchers’ own university, that’s cause for special […]

FSU chemists harness power of light to tackle asymmetrical molecules

Just like people, molecules can be left- or right-handed. No, molecules do not actually have hands. But scientists refer to them in this way when looking at asymmetric molecules that are mirror images of one another and therefore are not superimposable. Whether a molecule is a “lefty” or “righty” also influences how they behave — […]

FSU researchers: Variations in seafloor create freak ocean waves

Florida State University researchers have found that abrupt variations in the seafloor can cause dangerous ocean waves known as rogue or freak waves — waves so catastrophic that they were once thought to be the figments of seafarers’ imaginations. “These are huge waves that can cause massive destruction to ships or infrastructure, but they are […]

FSU team breaks new ground in study of malignant pediatric brain tumor

Scientists are making important progress in the battle against a class of devilishly complex human pediatric brain cancers thanks to a new study from a team of Florida State University students and faculty. Among young children, there’s no brain tumor more common than medulloblastoma. But no specific and effective therapy yet exists for this dangerous […]

FSU CAPS researcher to receive prestigious engineering award

A Florida State University researcher is being recognized for his significant contributions to naval engineering through his groundbreaking work at FSU’s Center for Advanced Power Systems. Michael “Mischa” Steurer will receive the Solberg Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers for significant contributions to naval engineering. The award is named for Rear Adm. Thorwald […]

FSU to host Nobel winner for lecture on science education

Florida State University will host Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, a renowned physicist and educator, to discuss his research-based approach to science education and how new practices can provide more effective learning for college-level science students. Wieman’s lecture, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education,” will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the College of Medicine Durell Peaden […]

FSU researchers receive $3M to create national repository for data on learning disabilities

The federal government will award nearly $3 million over five years to researchers at Florida State University, so they can build a first-of-its-kind national data repository that aims to inspire innovative research that helps children with learning disabilities. The ambitious project, supported by FSU Libraries, is led by Sara Hart, associate professor of psychology and research […]

Researchers at FAMU-FSU Engineering use metric specific technology to keep seniors safer on the road

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering research team is taking a hard look at car crashes involving drivers 65 and older to see if infrastructure changes could be made to keep that population safer. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven and graduate student Mehmet Baran Ulak published a new study in the journal Accident Analysis […]

FSU GAP awards help faculty commercialize inventions

Three teams led by Florida State University faculty members have received funding from the university to propel their pioneering research from the lab to the marketplace. The researchers have been awarded a combined pot of $110,000 following their successful pitches at the university’s biannual GAP competition, an event organized by the Office of the Vice […]