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Taking flight with ultracold atoms

Taking flight with ultracold atoms

May 22, 2017

CU Boulder and JILA physicists take laser-cooled atoms airborne as part of an effort to improve aerospace sensing and navigation.Read more »
Specdrum rings

Pushing Boundaries: Specdrum rings let you turn any color, any surface into sound

May 17, 2017

A student team developed an app-connected ring that turns colors into sounds or musical notes. By tapping a ring worn on your finger, you can make music anyplace, anytime.Read more »
Space antennas

CU Boulder, Harris combine forces to boost research in space antennas, radar, universal exploration and more

CU Boulder and Harris Corporation have announced a new master research agreement to further mutual interests in analytical instrumentation, space antennas, space payloads and electronics, radar, universe exploration and other capabilities.Read more »
Physics Professors Margaret Murnane, right, and Henry Kapteyn of JILA with a laser apparatus in their laboratory on campus on Aug. 25, 2010.

Federal dollars spark aerospace, biotech, laser spin-offs

As Congress determines the funding levels for the federal science agencies for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, a new report highlights 102 spin-off companies—three from the University of Colorado Boulder—that demonstrate how investments in basic scientific research benefit the overall economy.Read more »
AIA

Seven CU Boulder research teams receive commercialization grants

Six of the seven awards are funded by the Advanced Industries Accelerator (AIA) program, administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade with the support of Colorado Advanced Industry trade associations and the state’s Economic Development Commission.Read more »
QB50 cubesat

Student-built QB50 microsatellite launches from Cape Canaveral

The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:11 AM MDT from Cape Canaveral. It is part of the European Union sponsored QB50 project to deploy a network of miniaturized satellites to study part of Earth’s atmosphere.Read more »
JILA winners

Colorado labs had hefty economic impact in 2016

Federally-funded research facilities in Colorado contributed an estimated $2.6 billion to the state's economy in 2016 and supported more than 17,600 jobs, according to a new report from the Leeds School of Business.Read more »
Photo courtesy of Phil Taylor

Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be so dire

April 28, 2017

Conventional wisdom has held that forest growth will dramatically slow with high levels of rainfall. But CU Boulder researchers this month turned that assumption on its head with an unprecedented review of data from 150 forests that concluded just the opposite.Read more »
Apple orchard

Research seed grant program impacts campus with $1.1 million in funding

April 26, 2017

The CU Boulder Innovative Seed Grant Program (ISGP), now in its 11th year, recently announced more than $1.1 million in seed funding through 23 grants, with a focus on interdisciplinary ventures that take investigators in high-risk, high-reward directions.Read more »
Gene therapy

Researchers partner to develop switch for turning genes on or off

April 18, 2017

One day, next-generation gene therapies could be used to nudge the body’s own cells to make those proteins at precisely the right time and in just the right amount. CU Boulder biochemistry professor Robert Batey and Alexandria Forbes, Ph.D., founder and CEO of New York-based biotech firm MeiraGTx, are teaming up to explore how to do it.Read more »

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