Discovery & Innovation

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.

U.S. Supreme Court Molds Agenda, Rulings by 'Signaling' Litigants, CU Professor Finds

March 25, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court justices indicate -- or 'signal' -- their priorities and preferences to potential litigants, and about four to six years later, the justices receive the cases they requested, research by University of Colorado Associate Professor Vanessa Baird has found.

Statement on White House's Nomination of Carl Wieman From CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano

March 23, 2010

I am extremely gratified at the White House's nomination of Dr. Carl Wieman to serve as associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. If confirmed by Congress, Dr. Wieman will be a dynamic leader in helping to form effective science and technology policies for our nation. He has been a peerless researcher and teacher, and has been tireless in his devotion to science education over the last decade, revolutionizing how we teach at CU-Boulder and changing the landscape of teaching globally and nationally.

March 22 White House News Release

Six CU-Boulder Professors Win National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

March 18, 2010

Six University of Colorado at Boulder faculty -- including three in a single department -- have been selected to receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards.

CU-Boulder Students Develop Educational Initiative to Inspire Youth Through Space Exploration

March 16, 2010

Aerospace engineering students at the University of Colorado at Boulder have developed an initiative called "We Want Our Future" to inspire the nation's youth and strengthen their interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

New CU-Boulder Hand Bacteria Study Holds Promise for Forensics Identification

March 15, 2010

Forensic scientists may soon have a valuable new item in their toolkits -- a way to identify individuals using unique, telltale types of hand bacteria left behind on objects like keyboards and computer mice, says a new University of Colorado at Boulder study.

CU Discovery of Cellular "Switch" May Provide New Means of Triggering Cell Death, Treating Human Diseases

March 11, 2010

A research team led by the University of Colorado at Boulder has discovered a previously unknown cellular "switch" that may provide researchers with a new means of triggering programmed cell death, findings with implications for treating cancer.

Unexpected Chlorine Chemistry in Low Atmosphere of Interior United States May Affect Air Quality, Climate, Says Study

March 10, 2010

A new scientific study packs a double surprise about the chemistry happening in the air around us. Chlorine, a chemical usually kicked into the atmosphere by sea spray, is more abundant than expected in air far from any coastline, and looks to be interacting with manmade pollution at night in ways that might affect air quality and climate.

$1 Million CU-Boulder Biotechnology Building Gift Honors Late Boulder Entrepreneur

March 02, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder alumna Jane Butcher, who with her late husband Charlie Butcher has played a key role in supporting CU-Boulder's rapidly expanding biotechnology research efforts, has pledged $1 million toward the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building being built on the university's East Campus.

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