Discovery & Innovation

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.

Materialistic People are Liked Less Than 'Experiential' People, Says University of Colorado Professor

April 14, 2010

People who pursue happiness through material possessions are liked less by their peers than people who pursue happiness through life experiences, according to a new study led by University of Colorado at Boulder psychology Professor Leaf Van Boven.

Gender Equity is Thwarted by Old Expectations, CU-Boulder Team Finds

April 09, 2010

Many studies have found that even as women have succeeded in historically male-dominated fields, they have not enjoyed a corresponding reduction in domestic work.

Gov. Ritter Congratulates CU-Boulder for Receiving Recovery Act Funding to Build Smart Grid Workforce

April 08, 2010

Gov. Bill Ritter praised the University of Colorado at Boulder for being awarded $2.4 million in Recovery Act funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a smart grid workforce training program. The funds will help CU-Boulder to build an engineering graduate program focused on smart grid technologies.

Traditional Inuit Knowledge Combines With Science to Shape Arctic Weather Insights

April 07, 2010

Using skills passed down through generations, Inuit forecasters living in the Canadian Arctic look to the sky to tell by the way the wind scatters a cloud whether a storm is on the horizon or if it's safe to go on a hunt.

CU Team Aids in Record-Breaking Subatomic Particle Collisions

March 30, 2010

A group of University of Colorado at Boulder faculty and students involved in the international Large Hadron Collider project in Europe are celebrating the most powerful smashing of subatomic particles into each other today in a quest to discover the physical conditions immediately following the Big Bang.

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