Science & Technology

Coastal development, changing climate threaten sea turtle nesting habitat

A research team led by Florida State University found that sea turtles in the U.S. will have less suitable nesting habitat in the future because of climate change and coastal development. Researchers found areas that will remain or become suitable for sea turtle nesting in the future because of climatic changes and sea-level rise will […]

FSU receives $1.1. million extension from Department of Energy for nuclear research center

Florida State University’s Center for Actinide Science and Technology received a $1.1 million two-year extension from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue research that will help clean up nuclear waste. The center focuses on developing technologies to recycle nuclear fuel and clean nuclear weapon production sites. It is led by Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt, the Gregory […]

FSU funding helps researchers turn inventions into business ideas

A faster way to make test samples for the automotive and aerospace industries, an improved method for producing a wound-healing therapy and the development of an environmentally friendly X-ray material all earned funding from a Florida State University program that helps researchers bring their work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for […]

FSU chemistry graduate students chosen to organize Kasha symposium for national conference

A group of Florida State University graduate students have been selected to present “Illuminating the Field of Photophysics: 100 Years of Michael Kasha,” a symposium at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting, celebrating the former FSU professor who was one of the world’s foremost photochemists. It is the first time FSU students have been chosen […]

FSU Panama City announces St. Andrew and St. Joseph Bays Estuary Program partnership 

Florida State University and Bay County are partnering to establish an estuary program to help provide for the long-term protection of St. Andrew and St. Joseph Bays and develop a plan of action for these valuable resources. Housed on the FSU Panama City campus, the St. Andrew and St. Joseph Bays Estuary Program will be […]

FSU geologists publish new findings on carbonate melts in Earth’s mantle

Geologists from Florida State University’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science have discovered how carbon-rich molten rock in the Earth’s upper mantle might affect the movement of seismic waves. The new research was coauthored by EOAS Associate Professor of Geology Mainak Mookherjee and postdoctoral researcher Suraj Bajgain. Findings from the study were published in […]

Engineering researchers harness wind data to help meet energy needs in Florida

Florida is one of several states in the Southeast where wind energy is virtually nonexistent, which is one reason wind farms have not been an economically viable energy source in the region. But a new study from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering shows how upcoming technological advances could make wind energy a hot commodity in […]

FSU biologist uses genome database to investigate cancer cells

Florida State University Professor of Biological Science David Gilbert is using the latest information about the human genome as a guide to better understand cancer. Gilbert and his FSU colleagues were part of a team that compared different cancer cell types to a database of normal human cells using a new method he developed that […]

FSU biochemists shed light on how cells move resources

Florida State University researchers have new insight into the tiny packages that cells use to move molecules, a structure that is key to cellular metabolism, drug delivery and more. Their research uncovered more about the proteins that form the outer structure of those cellular packages. The work was published in the journal Science Advances. “Just […]

Bright spots could be key to securing the future of declining coral reefs

In recent decades, the decline of living hard coral on reefs around the world has raised concerns among marine experts. For years, the presumption was that decline signaled that an entire reef’s future was threatened.     A study by Florida State University researchers shows that might not always be the case. While a complement of healthy coral is still preferred, dead […]

MagLab awarded $1.5M by U.S. Department of Energy to develop better superconductors

A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will further research that will help make the next generation of high-energy particle accelerators. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded scientists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory $1.5 million to develop more efficient, robust superconductors that could lead to powerful particle accelerators and […]

FSU teams up with Panhandle teachers to host online nuclear science camp

Florida State University Physics Professor Paul Cottle is a devoted advocate of the need for physics education in K-12 schools.  That’s why he’s been teaming up with science teachers over the past three summers to organize the Nuclear Medicine and Science Camp (NMSC) for middle and high school students from Panhandle counties.  But how do […]