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Mountain pine beetle activity may impact snow accumulation and melt, says CU-Boulder study

June 08, 2011

A new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates the infestation of trees by mountain pine beetles in the high country across the West could potentially trigger earlier snowmelt and increase water yields from snowpack that accumulates beneath affected trees.

See you on the International Space Station, said the spider to the fly

April 25, 2011

Thousands of K-12 students will be paying close attention when NASA's space shuttle Endeavour rumbles off the launch pad April 29 from Florida on its final flight, which will be toting a payload containing spiders, flies and seeds as part of a national educational effort spearheaded by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Feb. 23 NASA mission to tote $28 million CU-Boulder instrument and tiny student satellite

February 22, 2011

A $28 million University of Colorado Boulder instrument developed to study changes in the sun's brightness and its impact on Earth's climate is one of two primary payloads on NASA's Glory mission set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Feb. 23.

CU Students to Demonstrate Innovations and Inventions at Dec. 4 Engineering Design Expo

December 01, 2010

From a portable device that calculates your ultraviolet exposure to a "recycling jukebox" that plays a song when you recycle a can, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Engineering Design Expo on Saturday, Dec. 4, will feature a variety of innovations and inventions to delight the community.

'Gender Gap' in Physics Exams Reduced by Simple Writing Exercise, CU-Boulder Team Finds

November 25, 2010

Women are underrepresented and on average perform more poorly than men in introductory physics. But a recent study finds that this gap arises predominantly from differential preparation prior to college and psychological factors, rather than differences in ability.

Swan Song Flight of Space Shuttle Discovery to Carry Two Payloads Built by CU-Boulder

October 27, 2010

NASA's space shuttle Discovery will make its swan song flight Nov. 1 carrying two University of Colorado at Boulder-built biomedical payload devices, including one to help scientists better understand changes in the virulence of nasty bacteria in the low gravity of space as a way to help researchers prevent or control infectious diseases.

CU-Boulder Student to be Honored With Astronaut Scholarship Award

October 15, 2010

Former space shuttle astronaut Richard Truly will present University of Colorado at Boulder junior Minh Trong Than with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation during a free public campus event on Monday, Oct. 18.

CU Student-Built Dust Counter Breaks Distance Record As It Heads for Pluto

October 11, 2010

A University of Colorado at Boulder space dust counter designed, tested and operated by students that is flying aboard NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto now holds the record for the most distant working dust detector ever to travel through space.

CU-Boulder, Montana State and Idaho State Receive $3.85 Million to Study Fire, Climate Change

September 01, 2010

Faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Montana State University, the University of Idaho and collaborators at the U.S. Forest Service received a $3.85 million grant to study fire and climate change in sensitive forests in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

CU Students, Staff Help NASA Decommission Satellite Toting Failed Science Payload

August 31, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduates, who have been helping to control five NASA satellites from campus, participated in the unusual decommissioning of a functioning satellite with a failed science payload in recent days, bringing the craft into Earth re-entry to burn up yesterday.

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