Science & Technology

a bank of supercomputing equipment

Engineers, computer scientists team up to improve particle simulations for aerospace, more

Feb. 15, 2017

A $3 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) will allow University of Colorado Boulder researchers to simulate particle behavior to a greater degree than ever before.Read more »
researchers using an MRI scanner

MRI modeling shows how pain is all in the brain

Feb. 14, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed a functional MRI-based model that identifies brain activity patterns involved in varied pain experiences.Read more »
CU boulder researchers demonstrating their newly engineered material

Newly engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

Feb. 9, 2017

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial with the ability to cool objects under direct sunlight with zero energy and water consumption.Read more »
Professor Alan Weimer, CU Boulder alum Karen Buechler, CU Boulder alum Mike Masterson and Professor Steve George at ALD NanoSolutions in Broomfield, Colorado.

Spinoff company is all in the CU Boulder family

Feb. 7, 2017

With "high-end ethics" a tenet of how they operate, a team of researchers and alumni have put their skill sets together to turn a nano idea — an imperceptibly thin coating that can improve surfaces such as plastics — into a successful technology.Read more »
a workbench in a chemistry lab

The possibilities and limits of using data to predict scientific discoveries

Feb. 3, 2017

CU Boulder researcher Aaron Clauset examines the possibilities and limits of using massive data sets of scientific papers and information on scientific careers to study the social processes that underlie discoveries.Read more »
Collecting spectral reflectance measurements of surface snow with corresponding snow samples in Northern Svalbard

Coal mine dust hastens Arctic snow melt

Feb. 1, 2017

Dust released by an active coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, reduced the spectral reflectance of nearby snow and ice by up to 84 percent, according to new University of Colorado Boulder-led research.Read more »
an illustration of hydrogen escaping mars

High-altitude water acts as atmospheric escape route for Martian hydrogen

Jan. 30, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered an atmospheric escape route for hydrogen on Mars, a mechanism that may have played a significant role in the planet’s loss of liquid water.Read more »
a map showing recent snow totals in California's Sierra Nevada range

Recent storms recouped 37 percent of California’s five-year snow-water deficit

Jan. 27, 2017

The recent “atmospheric river” weather pattern that pummeled California with storms from late December to late-January may have recouped 37 percent of the state’s five-year snow-water deficit.Read more »
collared pika shown in a rocky habitat

Rapid trait evolution crucial to species growth, CU Boulder study finds

Jan. 27, 2017

Rapid evolution at the edges of a given species habitat may play a larger role in population expansions than previously suspected, according to the results of a new University of Colorado Boulder-led study.Read more »
A computer monitor, smart phone and newspapers.

Legacy media giants give way to new and partisan outlets in agenda-setting

Jan. 26, 2017

While no one media type controls the broader news agenda, partisan media now has the strongest influence, followed by emerging non-partisan media outlets – like BuzzFeed and Gawker – over longtime traditional outlets such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.Read more »

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