Discovery & Innovation

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum 2011 extent, the second lowest in the satellite record

September 15, 2011

The blanket of sea ice that floats on the Arctic Ocean appears to have reached its lowest extent for 2011, the second lowest recorded since satellites began measuring it in 1979, according to the University of Colorado Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center.

NASA spacecraft carrying CU-Boulder instruments observes new characteristics of solar flares

September 07, 2011

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which is carrying a suite of instruments including a $32 million University of Colorado Boulder package, has provided scientists with new information that energy from some solar flares is stronger and lasts longer than previously thought.

Sept. 7 exhibit in Washington, D.C., to showcase CU-Boulder 'supercell' tracking aircraft

September 06, 2011

The Tempest unmanned aircraft -- a University of Colorado Boulder-developed system that was the first to intercept a "supercell" thunderstorm -- will be exhibited at a Capitol Hill event on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building, located on Constitution Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets NE in Washington, D.C.

New cellular surprise may have implications for human diseases, says CU-Boulder study

September 06, 2011

A surprising new discovery by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of California, Davis regarding the division of tiny "power plants" within cells known as mitochondria has implications for better understanding a wide variety of human diseases and conditions due to mitochondrial defects.

Southern Rocky Mountain pikas holding their own, says new CU-Boulder assessment

September 01, 2011

American pikas, the chirpy, potato-sized denizens of rocky debris in mountain ranges and high plateaus in western North America, are holding their own in the Southern Rocky Mountains, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

New partnership brings powerful neuroimaging scanner to CU-Boulder campus

August 29, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder has partnered with the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, N.M., to bring to campus a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance scanner that will significantly enhance the neuroimaging capabilities on campus.

Unexpected adhesion properties of graphene may lead to new nanotechnology devices

August 23, 2011

Graphene, considered the most exciting new material under study in the world of nanotechnology, just got even more interesting, according to a new study by a group of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder designing next generation of Internet to keep up with mobile users

August 18, 2011

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are helping develop the next generation of the Internet -- a more mobile version -- and the campus's Office of Information Technology is using this new technology to provide wireless service on campus buses and in some labs and classrooms.

New CU-Boulder study reveals bacteria from dog feces in outdoor air of urbanized areas

August 18, 2011

Bacteria from fecal material -- in particular, dog fecal material -- may constitute the dominant source of airborne bacteria in Cleveland's and Detroit's wintertime air, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

CU's Douglas Duncan receives prestigious award for excellence in college astronomy teaching

August 16, 2011

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has named Douglas Duncan as the 2011 recipient of the Richard H. Emmons Award for excellence in college astronomy teaching.

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