Discovery & Innovation

Three Payloads Built By CU-Boulder Set For Launch On Space Shuttle Atlantis

May 11, 2010

NASA's space shuttle Atlantis will make its final flight May 14 carrying three University of Colorado at Boulder-built biomedical payload devices, including one to help scientists understand how and why slimy and troublesome clumps of microorganisms flourish in the low-gravity conditions of space.

New Inhalable Measles Vaccine May Lead to Vaccines for Other Diseases

May 05, 2010

A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado at Boulder believe a dry powder, inhalable vaccine developed for measles prevention and slated for human clinical trials later this year in India will lead to other inhalable, inexpensive vaccines for illnesses ranging from tuberculosis to cervical cancer.

CU-Boulder Sources on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

April 30, 2010

Jeff Mitton, professor and chair of CU-Boulder's ecology and evolutionary biology department, is available to talk about the repercussions of oil spills. Mitton was on sabbatical in 1979-1980 at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., where he studied a 1969 oil spill that seeped into the Sippewissett Marsh.

Department of Energy Awards CU-Boulder $3.1 Million for Carbon Capture Research

April 29, 2010

Two Boulder projects, including one from the University of Colorado at Boulder, have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive a total of $9 million for research projects that could fundamentally change the way the country uses and produces energy.

CU-Boulder Receives $15 Million Stimulus Award for Biotechnology Building Construction

April 27, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder has received a $15 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to be used toward the ongoing construction of a revolutionary biotechnology and biomedical research facility where faculty and students will tackle a variety of human health challenges.

Link Discovered Between Carbon, Nitrogen May Provide New Ways to Mitigate Pollution Problems

April 21, 2010

A new study exploring the growing worldwide problem of nitrogen pollution from soils to the sea shows that global ratios of nitrogen and carbon in the environment are inexorably linked, a finding that may lead to new strategies to help mitigate regional problems ranging from contaminated waterways to human health.

CU-Boulder Faculty, Students to Chase Tornadoes Once Again This Spring

April 20, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder faculty and students will join a storm-chasing science team for the second year in a row across the nation's infamous "Tornado Alley" this spring in an effort to understand how and why tornadoes form and evolve in order to improve warning forecasts of the violent events.

CU Engineering Students Ramp Up for Egg Drop, Rocket Launch, Design Expo

April 16, 2010

Engineering students at the University of Colorado at Boulder are ramping up for a week of intense activity April 20 to 24, when they will celebrate Engineering Days and complete hands-on design projects for demonstration to the community at the Engineering Design Expo.

Five CU-Boulder Programs Ranked in Nation's Top 10 in U.S. News Graduate School Rankings

April 15, 2010

Five University of Colorado at Boulder graduate specialty programs were ranked in the top 10 nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2011 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools scheduled for release April 15.

Louisville Company Supports CU Aerospace Students and Faculty in Dream Chaser Development

April 14, 2010

A Colorado-based aerospace company, Sierra Nevada Space Systems of Louisville, is collaborating with students and faculty in the department of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder in the development of a new spacecraft called Dream Chaser, which will be used to carry astronauts to space.

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