National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Have you ever wondered what the world actually looked like a billion years ago? A Capital City scientist has helped discover at least a partial answer to that question and that finding has made her an overnight media sensation worldwide.

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

When it comes to the world’s most advanced scientific laboratories, almost none of them ever open their doors to just anyone who wants to come in. But one of them does every year and it’s located in Tallahassee.

Stephen Bilenky / National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

An FSU student’s space rock origin theory is blasting through expectations. 

Kate Payne

Air conditioning manufacturer Danfoss Turbocor is breaking ground on a new 20,000 square foot research and development facility in Tallahassee.

Nick Evans

  Update 10/22: Florida State University says Glenn Nix died after workers attempted to remove a steel cap from the end of the water supply pipe and encountered a release of pressurized air and water that propelled the cap forward, striking Nix.

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Another in the National High Magnetic Field Lab's popular "Science Cafes" takes place in Tallahassee this Wednesday evening (6/24/15). The topic will involve a force of nature that all of us make use of every day.  That force is known as microwave radiation.

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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The National Science Foundation has awarded three professors from Florida A&M University a $100,000 grant. They plan to use the money on an interdisciplinary research project at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

The project, called “EAGER: Magnetic Interrogation of Mesoscale Materials,” involves three studies, including research on clean energy production and efforts to decrease U.S. dependency on foreign imports. FAMU physics Professor Mogus Mochena co-wrote the project proposal and says the research will draw from a number of scientific fields.

Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

The sight of a spider can send people shrieking with fear. But researchers in a Tallahassee lab see great potential in spider webs. They’ve used them to make a unique material they hope will offer an eco-friendly alternative to the stuff inside current-day technological devices.  

Just outside the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory building, researcher Eden Steven is collecting a material so low-tech, it’s found in the corners of most of our garages. He’s looking for spider webs.

Science Friday? Tallahassee Is In For A Science Weekend

Feb 14, 2013
Thomas Andrew Gustafson

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee is something you’d expect the cartoon kid-scientist Dexter to own. Three story high ceilings with plenty of caution signs, foot-thick wires and massive humming machines: all the tell-tale signs of scientists at work. And on Saturday, it will be showcasing some interesting experiments at its annual open house this Saturday.

Tim Murphy is one of the people overseeing the MagLab, and for Saturday only, a potato cannoneer. He says, science can be fun and kooky, and that’s what the MagLab is trying to show.