Discovery & Innovation

CU-Boulder part of international team to discover neutrinos can change 'flavors'

June 15, 2011

An international research team led by Japan and including the University of Colorado Boulder may have taken a significant step in discovering why matter trumped antimatter at the time of the Big Bang, helping to create virtually all of the galaxies and stars in the universe.

Mountain pine beetle activity may impact snow accumulation and melt, says CU-Boulder study

June 08, 2011

A new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates the infestation of trees by mountain pine beetles in the high country across the West could potentially trigger earlier snowmelt and increase water yields from snowpack that accumulates beneath affected trees.

Ancient hominid males stayed home while females roamed, says CU study

June 01, 2011

The males of two bipedal hominid species that roamed the South African savannah more than a million years ago were stay-at-home kind of guys when compared to the gadabout gals, says a new high-tech study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU-Boulder to participate in NASA mission to land on an asteroid

May 26, 2011

A University of Colorado Boulder team will be part of a mission selected yesterday by NASA to launch a spacecraft to an asteroid and pluck samples from its surface to better understand the formation of the solar system and perhaps even the first inklings of life.

Gut microbes in humans and other mammals heavily influenced by diet, says new study

May 19, 2011

You are what you eat whether you're a lion, a giraffe or a human -- at least in terms of the bacteria in your gut.

CU, MIT top universities for Department of Energy Early Career Research awards

May 17, 2011

Three University of Colorado Boulder professors will receive five-year, $750,000 grants as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program created in 2010 to bolster the nation's scientific workforce with top young researchers

Newly detected chemical in smoke may have serious health implications, says new study

May 16, 2011

Cigarette smoking, burning forests and even cooking fires all release a chemical compound not previously known to exist in significant quantities in smoke and which may have potential human health impacts, says a new study involving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado Boulder.

CU method projected to meet DOE cost targets for solar thermal hydrogen fuel production

May 12, 2011

A report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy has concluded that a novel University of Colorado Boulder method of producing hydrogen fuel from sunlight is the only approach among eight competing technologies that is projected to meet future cost targets set by the federal agency.

CU student team leader for Space Dust Counter to receive doctorate May 6

May 04, 2011

After six years of helping operate NASA spacecraft and satellites, Andrew Poppe will receive his doctoral degree in physics from the University of Colorado Boulder on May 6.

Ancient bipedal hominid dubbed 'Nutcracker Man' preferred grass to nuts, new study finds

May 02, 2011

An ancient, bipedal hominid sporting a set of powerful jaws and huge molars that earned it the nickname "Nutcracker Man" likely didn't crack nuts at all, preferring instead to slurp up vast quantities of grasses and sedges, says a new study.

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