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X-ray + Split Magnet = Powerful Science

An NSF grant to build an x-ray diffractometer for the MagLab's unique split helix magnet will introduce a new tool for scientists — the strongest of its kind in the world.

Illustration of x-rays in magnetic fields by Caroline McNiel

A Wide World of Worm-made Compounds

An unusual, complex compound discovered in worms may be the harbinger of countless discoveries to come — some with potential benefits for humankind.

Illustration of the characterization of a natural compound found in worms.

Transitions in “shape-shifting” molecules

With a sufficiently high magnetic field, scientists can manipulate certain phase transitions in some molecules, a discovery that hints at future technological applications.

When placed in a high magnetic field (B), the molecules straightened out significantly.

Wet your Whistle at Science Café!

Join us Oct. 4 at Tallahassee watering hole Backwoods Bistro, where science stories featuring underwater caves and ancient stone tools will be flowing freely.

Illustration of the caves by Caroline McNiel

Tuning Girls to the STEM Wavelength

The MagLab will play a key role in a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at upping the number of girls who go into science, technology, engineering and math.

A SciGirl uses a radio antenna during a field trip at Tall Timbers Research Station to search for banded birds

What's New at the Lab

With the start of the new academic year, many of our scientists and engineers are heading from the lab to the lectern, helping to build the STEM workforce.

MagLab physicist Irinel Chiorescu teaches a class at Florida State University.

Find out what's going on at the MagLab by reading the latest news and features, catching a quick video, or viewing our calendar.

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Latest News & Features

  • Funding to add x-rays to MagLab's research mix
    A new x-ray instrument will become the strongest of its kind thanks to the power of the MagLab’s flagship split helix magnet.
    28 September 2016
  • New grant taps into MagLab's educational expertise
    A new three-year, $1.2 million grant will change the way girls are taught science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in informal educational settings around the country.
    22 September 2016
  • MagLab measures a megabeast
    When documentary filmmakers needed to know the bite force of a prehistoric megabeast, who did they turn to? The National MagLab.
    26 August 2016
  • MagLab chemist explores outer regions of periodic table
    Probing the cryptic last row of the periodic table, MagLab scientists uncover secrets of the highly radioactive element berkelium.
    25 August 2016
  • Best Research of 2015
    A lot of great science happens at the National MagLab every year. Here’s a list of the best interdisciplinary research enabled by our world-record magnets in 2015.
    18 August 2016
  • MagLab scientists study solutions to nuclear waste problem
    With a new $10 million federal grant, an interdisciplinary group of researchers will explore the mysteries of the world’s most radioactive elements.
    19 July 2016
  • Seeing the future through crystals
    Deep in their beautiful lattices, crystals hold secrets about the future of technology and science. Ryan Baumbach aims to find them.
    13 July 2016
  • Science and cycling
    During the sport's biggest month of the year, MagLab staffers talk about how biking enhances their life — and their science.
    1 July 2016
  • Small wonders
    Science in a tight space requires ingenuity, tenacity and a really good pair of tweezers.
    23 June 2016
  • When scientists go on vacation
    Time off from the lab can recharge batteries, inspire new insights and give the brain a break — even when a little science sneaks in.
    14 June 2016
Last modified on 30 March 2016