Monday, October 29, 2018
FSU Research Investigates ‘Smart’ Highway Signs to Prevent Wrong-Way Driving Crashes

Innovative traffic safety research from Florida State University (FSU), incorporating a fascinating mix of engineering and psychology, is being deployed on highways to save lives by targeting a deadly problem: wrong-way driving crashes. An associate professor in the FSU Department of Psychology and an expert on cognition and perception, has compiled two wrong-way driving reports for the Florida Department of Transportation. The research identifies “smarter” signs and pavement markers equipped with advanced technology that can improve safety. ..

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
FAMU-FSU Engineering Researchers Receive $500,000 NSF Grant to Study Hurricane Evacuation

Hurricane tracks can be erratic. Sometimes storms change directions, they wobble, or move in an unpredictable path that can pose unique challenges for evacuees. Now, two Florida FAMU-FSU College of Engineering faculty members have received a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop several models that address how the uncertainty of a hurricane track can affect evacuation practices. ..

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
FSU Researcher Finds Earth-Like Gravity May Solve Astronaut Vision Ailment

A Florida State University (FSU) scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts – vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for the regulation of fluid pressure within the eyes of the mice were damaged as a result of space flight. In addition, essential proteins for vision were altered. ..

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Monday, July 16, 2018
FSU Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Identify, Predict New Chemical Compounds

A team of Florida State University (FSU) researchers is using artificial intelligence to identify which among hundreds of thousands of hypothetical crystal structures can result in the prediction of new chemical compounds. It’s a move that could radically change how chemists identify, test and study potential new compounds for any variety of materials, medicines or other products. ..

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
FSU Professor’s Work to be Conducted at International Space Station

A Florida State University (FSU) professor’s latest experiments will take place far above the Earth when astronauts at the International Space Station begin working with FSU on what’s called a chemical garden.  Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Oliver Steinbock will send materials for experiments to the International Space Station in June aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX.  The goal of the project is to grow a chemical garden — inorganic structures that can spring up from metal salts and a silicate solution. ..

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Monday, June 11, 2018
Volcanic Activity, Declining Ocean Oxygen Triggered Mass Extinction of Ancient Marine Organisms

Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today’s oceans at an alarming pace — so fast that scientists aren’t entirely sure how the planet will respond.  In a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Florida State University looked to the past to explore the disastrous effects a deoxygenated ocean could have on marine life. ..

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
International science leaders meet at MagLab

Florida State University (FSU) played a key role this week as a group of international scientific leaders met at the FSU-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory to talk about the future of international cooperation in science. ..

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Monday, May 07, 2018
FSU Research: New Model Could Help Rebuild Eroding Lands in Coastal Louisiana

As coastal lands in Louisiana erode, researchers, environmentalists and engineers are all searching for ways to preserve the marsh coastline.  Now, a Florida State University researcher has developed a model to help stakeholders figure out what factors they need to consider to rebuild land in this fragile wetland. ..

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Study Shows Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches Threatened by Microplastic Pollution

A new study from Florida State University researchers shows that increasing microplastic accumulation along the Gulf's beaches could alter the composition of shoreline sand and jeopardize the turtles' sensitive incubation environments. ..

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Some Gut Feelings Are a Red Flag, According to New FSU Research

Research by Florida State University (FSU) psychology professor Linda Rinaman finds gut-to-brain signals are a powerful influence on emotions, mood and decisions - typically by prompting you to avoid certain situations. ..

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