Mag Lab

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee is once again on top of the world when it comes to the size of a special kind of research magnet. The announcement came Tuesday, Aug. 22 from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

Tom Flanigan

About 8,000 people toured Tallahassee's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory during Saturday's open house. The event focused on the link between science and cinema.

Congresswoman Gwen Graham Tours National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

This Saturday, one of the world’s most advanced scientific research centers throws open its doors to anyone who wants to explore its secrets.  Tom Flanigan reports that center is Tallahassee’s own National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

dice.com
Dice.com

In a report released Monday by Dice, a technology career and advice website, Florida was named the second-fastest-growing state for technology jobs.  The findings present a large jump from 2013. 

The job site compiled data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Month to Month Payroll Survey to form the list of states that have the fastest-growing job markets for technology.  The list uses two factors to rank the states: the highest percentage of growth and the number of new positions added in the first half of the year.

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An electrical fire on Thursday morning at FSU’s High Magnetic Laboratory injured one man, who was airlifted to Shands in Gainesville with serious burns. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Fire fighters arrived at the Mag Lab just after 9:30 a.m. to find smoke filling one of the magnetic research buildings. Mike Bellamy with the Tallahassee Fire Department says, the fire started on a high-voltage electrical panel.  

Florida Senator Bill Nelson made a campaign stop Tuesday at the National High Magnetic Field Lab in Tallahassee. Nelson used the stop to criticize his Republican opponent’s vote to cut science funding.

“My opponent voted in May of this year 2012, he voted for a 1.2 billion dollar cut to the National Science Foundation,” Nelson said.

Nelson, Florida’s Senior U.S. Senator, also slammed Connie Mack’s proposed “penny plan” that would reduce federal funding for the National Science Foundation over ten years. The foundation is a key funding source for the local Mag Lab.