Discovery & Innovation

Telescope Project Involving CU-Boulder Selected as Top Priority for Construction

August 16, 2010

A planned $110 million telescope in Chile that the University of Colorado at Boulder is partnering on to probe distant galaxies and stellar nurseries has been named as the top construction priority for mid-sized, ground-based telescopes by the National Research Council in the coming decade.

Texas Petrochemical Emissions Down But Still Underestimated, Says Study

August 11, 2010

A thick blanket of yellow haze hovering over Houston as a result of chemical pollution produced by manufacturing petroleum products may be getting a little bit thinner, according to a new study.

CU Scientists Secure More Than $847 Million in Sponsored Research Funding in FY 2009-10

August 05, 2010

CU Scientists Secure More Than $847 Million in Sponsored Research Funding in FY 2009-10

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels Awarded $336,534 for Student Research

August 04, 2010

A joint renewable energy center of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and industry has been awarded $336,534 from the National Science Foundation so that undergraduates can conduct research related to the conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals.

Ice Core Drilling Effort Involving CU-Boulder Should Help Assess Abrupt Climate Change Risks

August 02, 2010

An international science team involving the University of Colorado at Boulder that is working on the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling project hit bedrock July 27 after two summers of work, drilling down more than 1.5 miles in an effort to help assess the risks of abrupt future climate change on Earth.

CU-Boulder Awarded NSF Grant to Study Effect of Forest Fires on Mercury in Durango Area

July 15, 2010

Forest fires that have burned thousands of acres near Durango over the last several years may be responsible for unlocking the mercury trapped beneath the soil in the San Juan National Forest and allowing it to wash into Vallecito Reservoir northeast of Durango, according to preliminary findings by a University of Colorado at Boulder engineering professor.

Sea Levels Rising in Parts of Indian Ocean, According to New Study

July 13, 2010

Newly detected rising sea levels in parts of the Indian Ocean, including the coastlines of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Java, appear to be at least partly a result of human-induced increases of atmospheric greenhouse gases, says a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Gulf Oil Spill, Haiti Earthquake Among Topics at CU-Boulder's Natural Hazards Workshop July 10-13

July 01, 2010

The social impacts of the Gulf oil spill and the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake are among the topics to be addressed at the annual workshop of the University of Colorado at Boulder's Natural Hazards Center July 10-13.

Arctic Climate May be More Sensitive to Warming Than Thought, Says New Study

June 29, 2010

A new study shows the Arctic climate system may be more sensitive to greenhouse warming than previously thought, and that current levels of Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide may be high enough to bring about significant, irreversible shifts in Arctic ecosystems.

CU Researcher Finds 10,000-Year-Old Hunting Weapon in Melting Ice Patch

June 29, 2010

To the untrained eye, University of Colorado at Boulder Research Associate Craig Lee's recent discovery of a 10,000-year-old wooden hunting weapon might look like a small branch that blew off a tree in a windstorm.

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