Thursday, October 14, 2010

Big Magnets



The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the only facility of its kind in the United States and is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world. Headquarters for the lab is near the Florida State University campus, but it also has sites at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and the University of Florida in Gainesville and is jointly operated by these three institutions. It attracts around 900 scientists and engineers traveling from all over the globe for a chance to work at this facility. You can read more about the lab by visiting their website here.

8 comments:

B SQUARED said...

I am very attracted to that building.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so modern! :)
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

It's just like a magnet--it is pulling me in.
What if they are all stuck to the walls in there? My mind is going crazy with so many visuals. MB

VP said...

A very interesting building, I would say... attractive!

Jacob said...

That is very impressive and I didn't know this. But it does explain why I have such a hard time getting through Tallahassee when heading west on I-10...I always feel pulled in the opposite direction!

Abraham Lincoln said...

There was a program about magnets on television last night that I watched. I think it was at this facility too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Who would have thought. There are all sorts of endeavors all over the place.

Beth Niquette said...

How interesting! I had no idea--this was a fun post, Lois! Thank you!