Discovery & Innovation

Small amount of exercise could protect against memory loss in elderly, CU study suggests

August 09, 2011

A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows that a small amount of physical exercise could profoundly protect the elderly from long-term memory loss that can happen suddenly following infection, illnesses or injury in old age.

CU Goldwater Scholar spending summer working on RNA project

July 27, 2011

Minh Than, one of the University of Colorado Boulder's three Goldwater Scholarship winners in 2011, is spending his summer working in the lab of Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and CU-Boulder Professor Min Han.

CU-Boulder students and alumni win Heartland Emmy for video on Pluto

July 26, 2011

A group of current and recently graduated University of Colorado Boulder journalism students won a Heartland Emmy award on Saturday for a video they created while working on the CU Science Update video series.

New study details glacier ice loss following ice shelf collapse

July 25, 2011

An international team of researchers has combined data from multiple sources to provide the clearest account yet of how much glacial ice surges into the sea following the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves.

Farthest, largest water mass in universe found, says study involving Caltech, CU-Boulder

July 22, 2011

An international team of astronomers led by the California Institute of Technology and involving the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe.

NASA mission to Mars led by CU-Boulder completes major milestone

July 22, 2011

A $670 million NASA orbiting mission to probe the past climate of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder reached a major milestone last week when it successfully completed its Mission Critical Design Review by the space agency.

Gilbert White Memorial Flood Level Marker dedication event to be held July 17

July 12, 2011

City of Boulder news release

A Gilbert White Memorial Flood Level Marker dedication event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, in Central Park, just east of the Broadway Bridge on the north side of Boulder Creek.

Latino teens key for campaigns reaching out to immigrant families, CU study finds

July 12, 2011

Latino adolescents who share knowledge from the classroom, new media and information technology among immigrant families function as "civic information leaders," a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder shows.

Cooler than ever: Mechanical micro-drum chilled to quantum ground state at JILA

July 06, 2011

NIST news release

Showcasing new tools for widespread development of quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated a flexible, broadly usable technique for steadily calming the vibrations of an engineered mechanical object down to the quantum "ground state," the lowest possible energy level.

Final space shuttle to carry five CU-Boulder-built payloads

July 05, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder is involved with five different space science payloads ranging from antibody tests that may lead to new bone-loss treatments to an experiment to improve vaccine effectiveness for combating salmonella when Atlantis thunders skyward July 8 on the last of NASA's 135 space shuttle missions.

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