Discovery & Innovation

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.

CU-Boulder Student Satellite Selected for Launch by NASA

January 27, 2010

A tiny communications satellite designed and built by University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduates has been selected as one of three university research satellites to be launched into orbit in November as part of a NASA space education initiative.

Nap-deprived tots may be missing out on more than sleep

A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder could be a wake-up call for parents of toddlers: Daytime naps for your kids may be more important than you think.

Hubble Repair Mission Carrying $70 Million CU Instrument on Track for May 11 Launch

May 06, 2009

A $70 million instrument designed by the University of Colorado at Boulder to probe the evolution of galaxies, stars and intergalactic matter from its perch on the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope is on schedule for its slated May 11 launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard NASA's space shuttle Atlantis.

CU-Boulder Students to be at Controls for NASA's March Planet-Hunting Mission

February 19, 2009

University of Colorado at Boulder students will be at the controls of one of NASA's most intriguing missions in recent years following the scheduled March 6 launch of the Kepler spacecraft to hunt down Earth-like planets in other solar systems.

NASA Selects CU-Boulder to Lead $485 Million Mars Mission

September 15, 2008

In the largest research contract ever awarded to the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics has been selected by NASA to lead a $485 million orbiting space mission slated to launch in 2013 to probe the past climate of Mars, including its potential for harboring life over the ages.

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