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The MagLab is funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida.

Feature Stories

We’ve got something for everyone here in Features — people stories, off-the-beaten-path kind of stories, science-in-action sagas. Take your pick!

Looking for more fun stories about science? Explore the basics of electricity and magnetism and the exciting discoveries that magnets enable in easy-to-understand language at Magnet Academy. 

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Located in a region prone to hurricanes, the National MagLab is ready to weather any storm.


magnetic north pole

Keeping track of where on earth our poles are is practically a full-time job.


CellBert isn't afraid to get a little dirty in his mission to keep our magnet areas clean as a whistle.

How do you keep the world's largest magnet lab clean? With a super-sized cyborg, of course! 


Charlie Sanabria in the Andes Mountains

Time off from the lab can recharge batteries, inspire new insights and give the brain a break — even when a little science sneaks in.


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When it comes to science, is there a pot of golden data waiting to be discovered at the end of the rainbow?


Many scientists and engineers at the MagLab moonlight as moms and dads. What can they teach the layperson about raising scientists — or better kids?


MagLab at night

With just a week to use a magnet, researchers work around the clock to eek out as much data as possible.


Celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson poses for a picture with MagLab and Florida State University staff and an FSU student.

The halls of the MagLab are filled with world-class scientists and sometimes even celebrities!