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High-altitude balloon experiments could enable hypersonic flight

May 24, 2017

A group of universities led by the CU Boulder Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has received a five year, $7.5 million Department of Defense grant to investigate the extreme altitudes where hypersonic planes would fly.Read more »
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Taking flight with ultracold atoms

May 19, 2017

CU Boulder and JILA physicists take laser-cooled atoms airborne as part of an effort to improve aerospace sensing and navigation.Read more »
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Domestic terrorists, gang members have little in common, study shows

May 18, 2017

Domestic extremists in the U.S. are older, better educated, more affluent, more religious and more likely to be white than street gang members are, according to the first comprehensive study to compare the two groups.Read more »
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Religion in the digital age focus of new research

May 18, 2017

The Center for Media, Religion and Culture (CMRC) at CU Boulder has been awarded $500,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to explore the changing nature of religious scholarship in the digital age.Read more »
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Probes spot human-made barrier shrouding Earth

May 17, 2017

Humans have long been shaping Earth’s landscape, but we can shape our near-space environment as well. A certain type of radio communications have been found to interact with particles in space, affecting how and where they move. Watch the video.Read more »
Solar flare

CU space weather instrument installed on commercial satellite

May 17, 2017

A CU Boulder-built instrument that will provide unprecedented imaging of Earth’s upper atmosphere has been installed on a commercial satellite that will carry it into geostationary orbit some 22,000 miles above the Earth.Read more »
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CU's oldest outreach program steps up access to dance

May 16, 2017

CU Contemporary Dance Works has strengthened its outreach efforts by establishing residencies and developing long-term plans for partnership in communities underserved by the arts.Read more »
Sabrina Spencer

Some mother cells kick DNA damage 'down the road' to offspring

May 16, 2017

A new study shows for the first time that some human cells with DNA damage are passed to offspring cells without repairing them, essentially kicking the can down the road. The study has implications for both cancer and aging.Read more »
Traffic jam

Diesels pollute more than tests detect; excess emissions kill 38,000 yearly

May 15, 2017

A new study co-authored by CU Boulder researchers has found diesel trucks, buses and cars emit 4.6-million tons more harmful nitrogen-oxide than standards permit. Higher standards and improved emissions tests could save lives, the authors say.Read more »
sleeping baby

What a baby hears while asleep matters more than previously thought

May 10, 2017

What an infant hears during sleep has an immediate and profound impact on his or her brain activity, potentially shaping language learning later in life, suggests a new University of Colorado Boulder study of slumbering babies. The research could result in better options for babies with hearing impairment.Read more »