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The secrets behind T. rex’s bone crushing bites: Researchers find dinosaur could crush 8,000 pounds

The giant Tyrannosaurus rex pulverized bones by biting down with forces equaling the weight of three small cars while simultaneously generating world record tooth pressures, according to a new study by a Florida State University-Oklahoma State University research team.


FSU technology cracks, fixes passwords

Software Builds Stronger Passwords to Protect Against Hacks

Inside the E-Crime Investigative Technologies Laboratory at Florida State University, researchers are focused on one mission — to develop the most sophisticated software possible to crack passwords.


New plutonium discovery lights way for FSU chemistry professor’s work to clean up nuclear waste

Plutonium has long been part of many countries’ nuclear energy strategies, but scientists are still unlocking the mysteries behind this complicated element and seeing how they can use heavier, nuclear elements to clean up nuclear waste.


Making the numbers work: Researchers use math to develop personalized chemo treatments

A team of Florida State University researchers is using mathematical modeling to find the best and most effective chemotherapy treatments for cancer patients.


National Science Foundation awards FSU graduate students prestigious fellowships

A record number of Florida State University students have received the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.


Think brain games make you smarter? Think again, FSU researchers say

Be skeptical of ads declaring you can rev up your brain’s performance by challenging it with products from the growing brain-training industry. Science does not support many of the claims.


MagLab director named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Greg Boebinger has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s highest professional honors.


Acclaimed climate scientist named 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

Jeffrey Chanton, an acclaimed climate scientist who has also done extensive work investigating the effects of the BP oil spill, has been named the 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, the highest honor given by the Florida State University faculty to one of its own.


Florida State religion professor earns prestigious fellowship

A Florida State University researcher has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies — the preeminent representative organization for American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.


FSU faculty and students team up to help save a river

A unique team of Florida State University faculty and students is working with concerned citizens to put the spotlight on a critically endangered river ecosystem in Florida.


Fossil or inorganic structure? Scientists dig into early life forms

An international team of researchers discovered that inorganic chemicals can self-organize into complex structures that mimic primitive life on Earth.


FSU technology tracks the ocean current

A Florida State University researcher has developed a new technology that can track the oceans’ currents and surface circulation.