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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.

A Global Resource

In 2015, the MagLab worked with 1,615 scientists from more than 300 universities, labs and companies around the globe. Find out who they are and where they're from.

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Latest News & Features

  • 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
  • Sustainable science
    At the National MagLab, we believe in renewable, responsible science. Research conducted in high magnetic fields leads to materials and energy solutions that could have lasting impact on our world economy and ecosystem.
    22 April 2016
Last modified on 30 March 2016