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Where Did the Missing Oil Go? New FSU Study Says Some Is Sitting on the Gulf Floor


A new study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Jeff Chanton finds that some 6 million to 10 million gallons of oil from the BP oil spill are buried in the sediment on the Gulf floor, about 62 miles southeast of the Mississippi...
29-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

Snack Attack: Bears Munch on Ants and Help Plants Grow


Tiny ants may seem like an odd food source for black bears, but the protein-packed bugs are a major part of some bears’ diets and a crucial part of the food web that not only affects other bugs, but plants too.
22-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

NSF Grant to Spur Development of Better, Cheaper Aircraft


A Florida State University researcher is leading an effort to make aircraft cheaper and more efficient by combining the resources and ingenuity of both the academic and business worlds.
21-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

Study: Melting Glaciers Have Big Carbon Impact


As the earth warms, scientists have been focused on how glaciers melting will affect sea level rise. But, another lurking impact is the amount of carbon that will be released when glaciers melt. This is the first attempt to calculate how much carbon...
16-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Center for Advanced Power Systems Unveils World’s Most Powerful Electrical Testing System

Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems has unveiled a new 24,000-volt direct current power test system, the most powerful of its kind available at a university research center throughout the world.
15-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Are All Rattlesnakes Created Equal? No, Maybe Not

New research by a team of biologists at Florida State University has revealed that creating antivenom is a bit tricky. That’s because the type of venom a snake produces can change according to where it lives.
14-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Community College Performance Funding Falls Short in Student Retention and Degree Completion

Performance funding as an incentive has had little effect on raising student retention and degree completion rates in community colleges, according to a new study co-authored by Florida State University Assistant Professor of Higher Education David...
14-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Blueberries: Small Fruit Delivers Big Reward

Just one cup of blueberries per day could be the key to reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with cardiovascular disease.
8-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

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