Discovery & Innovation

Study Shows Wind Turbines on Farmlands May Benefit Crops

December 16, 2010

Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and drier, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air and soil.

CU Sources on Earmarks, Health Care Law, Wal-Mart Lawsuit and Other Issues

December 15, 2010

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High-Tech Software and Unmanned Planes Allow Scientists to Keep Tabs on Arctic Seals

December 14, 2010

A novel project using cameras mounted on unmanned aircraft flying over the Arctic is serving double duty by assessing the characteristics of declining sea ice and using the same aerial photos to pinpoint seals that have hauled up on ice floes.

CU-Boulder Professor Waleed Abdalati Named Chief Scientist at NASA

December 13, 2010

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has selected University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Waleed Abdalati to serve as the agency's chief scientist effective Jan. 3 for a two-year appointment.

Slow, Steady Growth for Colorado Economy In 2011, CU-Boulder Forecast Predicts

December 06, 2010

Colorado's economy will experience slow, steady growth in 2011, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado at Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

CU-Boulder Faculty Member to Make Stellar Observations With Airborne Observatory

December 01, 2010

A University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member is one of two scientists who will use data gathered by a world-class telescope flying aboard a modified Boeing 747 to peer at a distant star-forming region during its inaugural science flight this week.

CU-NASA Research Center to Study Sun's Effects on Earth's Climate

November 29, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., today announced the formation of a new collaborative research center dedicated to the study of the sun's effect on Earth's climate.

Lab Studies Show Promise for New Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

November 18, 2010

Successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis, or MS, may one day be possible using a drug originally developed to treat chronic pain, according to Distinguished Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Stem Cell Transplants in Mice Produce Lifelong Enhancement of Muscle Mass

November 10, 2010

A University of Colorado at Boulder-led study shows that specific types of stem cells transplanted into the leg muscles of mice prevented the loss of muscle function and mass that normally occurs with aging, a finding with potential uses in treating humans with chronic, degenerative muscle diseases.

White House Names CU-Boulder Professor One of Top Young 100 Scientists in 2010

November 08, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Ivan Smalyukh is one of only 100 men and women in the United States to be awarded a coveted 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, or PECASE.

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