Discovery & Innovation

NSF awards $4.5 million to CU-Boulder-led team to study electrical processes in Earth's atmosphere

September 30, 2011

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $4.5 million grant to a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder to better understand the electrical processes that connect the Earth with the atmosphere and with space.

CU-developed Android app helps people tweet during disasters

September 28, 2011

Just as codes once were developed for public safety communication via citizens band radios, a common language now is being formulated for disaster communication via Twitter -- posing a challenge for people who haven't yet learned or can't recall it.

Suvica Inc. of Boulder to commercialize CU-Boulder cancer screening technology

September 19, 2011

SuviCa Inc. of Boulder and the University of Colorado recently completed an exclusive license agreement for a CU drug screening technology to identify novel therapies for cancer.

NASA's 'Destination: Station' brings public talks to CU-Boulder

September 15, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder and NASA will host public talks exploring space science and life aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 20 and 21. These campus events are being held in conjunction with NASA's traveling multimedia exhibit "Destination: Station," which immerses visitors in the story of the space station and includes hands-on activities, imagery and audio and visual technology. The exhibit runs from Sept. 17 through Oct. 28 at the Wings Over the Rockies museum in Denver.

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.

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