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Remote sensing research improves hurricane response

Safe and uninterrupted road travel is crucial in the aftermath of storms so that people can access medical treatment, downed power lines can be removed and communities can begin a return to normalcy. Researchers with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering’s Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center are investigating better ways to predict where road-clogging […]

European Geosciences Union names FSU assistant professor Outstanding Early Career Scientist

A Florida State University faculty member has been named a 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist by the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Richard Bono, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, received the award in the EGU’s Earth magnetism and rock physics division. “Richard is a fantastic example of a […]

Research with a peel: FSU study on banana browning could help tackle food waste

New research from Florida State University won’t only help you nail the timing for your banana bread — it could also help reduce millions of tons of food waste from the widely cultivated fruit. A team of FSU researchers investigated the formation and spread of brown spots on bananas, a striking case of biological pattern […]

FSU neuroscientist awarded $1.8M NIH grant to study brain’s influence on eating habits

A researcher in Florida State University’s Program in Neuroscience has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the brain encodes information about food and how this information affects an individual’s overall eating habits and food choices. Roberto Vincis, an assistant professor of Biological Science and Neuroscience, will lead […]

Building a better quantum bit: New qubit breakthrough could transform quantum computing

You are no doubt viewing this article on a digital device whose basic unit of information is the bit, either 0 or 1. Scientists worldwide are racing to develop a new kind of computer based on the use of quantum bits, or qubits, which can simultaneously be 0 and 1 and could one day solve […]

10 ways FSU is changing the world

Florida State University researchers are driving innovation and creating new forms of art while using their knowledge to contribute to Florida and beyond. Take a look at a few ways in which FSU faculty members are changing the world around us. Salvaging Critical Floridian Ecosystems Apalachicola Bay once yielded 90% of oysters harvested in Florida […]

FSU faculty available to comment for 2022 hurricane season

Florida State University faculty are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms. Their scholarship has led to research on infrastructure challenges, evacuation routes, sustainable tools and mental health challenges for those affected by hurricanes. Other researchers are considering the effects on coastal wildlife and building better tools to improve […]

Research program unites faculty, local leaders tackling community problems

Florida State University · Research program unites faculty, local leaders tackling community problems A project using artificial intelligence to aid older adults with Alzheimer’s disease earned the top prize at a Florida State University competition designed to develop interdisciplinary research teams tackling complex issues. The project, which unites faculty and staff members from the College […]

Ecologist receives 2021-22 FSU Distinguished Teacher Award

Florida State University · Ecologist receives 2021-22 FSU Distinguished Teacher Award Long before she taught at Florida State University, Professor of Biological Science Nora Underwood led science field trips for elementary school students at a national park. Learning how to work with children gave her the first glimpse at how to clearly communicate with different […]

FSU College of Medicine studying effects of isolation, partner separation

Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Mohamed Kabbaj has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of acute social isolation and partner separation. “In humans, social attachment with partners, relatives or friends acts as a protective buffer against many negative consequences of life stress,” Kabbaj […]

FSU expert available to comment on antisemitic violence

Reported antisemitic incidents in the United States reached their highest level ever in 2021, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported. ADL noted 2,717 incidents last year, a 34% increase from 2020. It is the highest number since the organization began tracking incidents in 1979. Florida State University Assistant Professor Brendan Lantz, an expert on hate crime, […]

FSU expert available to comment on environmental messaging ahead of Earth Day

On April 22, people around the globe observe Earth Day, an opportunity to practice gratitude for the life-giving bounty of the planet and to recognize efforts to protect the environment. Since its origins in 1970, the day has marked an occasion for people and groups to urge individual and collective action to end pollution, reduce […]