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2008-12-04 07:30:00

State-of-the-Art Facility to be Located in Newly Created Energy Research Park at the Green Certified Development of Harmony, FL GREENWICH, Conn. and HARMONY, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmony Development Company, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, LLC, announced today it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Florida State University to build Florida State's Energy and Sustainability Center, a state-of-the-art energy research facility, at the green certified...

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2008-11-26 13:59:56

No one needs to tell Disney, which brought the likes of Herbie the Love Bug and Lightning McQueen to the big screen, that cars have personality. Now a study co-authored by a Florida State University researcher has confirmed through a complex statistical analysis that many people see human facial features in the front end of automobiles and ascribe various personality traits to cars -- a modern experience driven by our prehistoric psyches. Researchers, product designers and, of course,...

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2008-11-02 10:00:01

It's one of the coldest and most remote areas on Earth, but the Arctic region has long held great strategic interest for a number of nations. Now, a Florida State University researcher is leading an international team that is working to produce one of the most comprehensive histories to date of the northernmost part of the world from the late 19th century to the present. Ronald E. Doel, an associate professor of history at FSU, is the project leader of "Colony, Empire, Environment: A...

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2008-10-17 13:40:00

Researchers at Florida State University say a material commonly known as "buckypaper" could revolutionize the way everything from airplanes to TVs are made. Buckypaper, which resembles ordinary carbon paper, is 10 times lighter but potentially 500 times stronger than steel when sheets of it are stacked and pressed together to form a composite. But unlike conventional composite materials, it conducts electricity like copper or silicon and disperses heat like steel or brass. "All those things...

2008-08-20 03:00:36

By Mulcahy, Lisa An inside look at three of the country's best theatre management grad programs. Looking to pursue that MA, MFA or PhD in theatre management? Today's students can choose from university programs offering innovative curriculum, top technical know-how and a frank approach to the realities of the theatre business. SD takes a deeper look into three top programs that offer exceptional training and excellent opportunities for their students. Florida State University Florida...

2008-07-24 15:00:59

By Donna Vavala, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Jul. 24--PANAMA CITY -- Florida State University-Panama City is celebrating its largest federal grant ever. Dean George DePuy announced Wednesday the university is receiving a $512,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, or NSF. The grant will pay up to $7,500 per academic year for 30 students enrolled in the school's electrical, computer and civil or environmental engineering programs, over a threeyear period, based on financial...

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2008-06-11 13:14:37

About 15,000 feet up on Tibet's desolate Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau, an international research team led by Florida State University geologist Yang Wang was surprised to find thick layers of ancient lake sediment filled with plant, fish and animal fossils typical of far lower elevations and warmer, wetter climates.Back at the FSU-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, analysis of carbon and oxygen isotopes in the fossils revealed the animals' diet (abundant plants) and the reason for...

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2008-05-01 12:30:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Working with colleagues from NASA, a Florida State University researcher has published a paper that calls into question three decades of conventional wisdom regarding some of the physical processes that helped shape the Earth as we know it today. Munir Humayun, an associate professor in FSU's Department of Geological Sciences and a researcher at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, co-authored a paper, "Partitioning of Palladium at High Pressures and Temperatures...

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2008-04-29 11:30:00

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Florida State University have confirmed evidence of domesticated sunflower in Mexico "” 4,000 years before what had been previously believed. "People sometimes ask "What is the big deal about sunflower?" says David Lentz, professor of biological sciences and executive director of the Center for Field Studies in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Lentz worked with Mary Pohl from Florida State...

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2008-04-29 08:30:00

Recent additions to the premier collection of Southern Ocean sediment cores at Florida State University's Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility will give international scientists a close-up look at fluctuations that occurred in Antarctica's ice sheet and marine and terrestrial life as the climate cooled considerably between 20 and 14 million years ago.FSU's latest Antarctic sediment core acquisition was extracted from deep beneath the sea floor of Antarctica's western Ross Sea, the...