Campus News

Computer scientist and professor Dan Szafir with robot

Getting to know your robot

June 20, 2017

Professor Dan Szafir envisions a world where robots have that human touch. He's launched several research initiatives that aim to improve human-robot interactions.Read more »
The San Luis Valley

When farmers must pay for groundwater, they cut use by a third

June 22, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder researchers found that when San Luis Valley farmers imposed a well-pumping tax on themselves, they slashed use by a third and farmed more sustainably.Read more »
a showerhead spouting water

What lives inside your showerhead?

June 22, 2017

CIRES researchers are uncovering new information about the mysterious world of tiny microbes living inside your showerhead.Read more »
image of a couple holding hands

A lover's touch eases pain as heartbeats, breathing sync

June 21, 2017

A new study by CU Boulder pain researcher Pavel Goldstein shows that when an empathetic partner holds the hand of a lover in pain, the couple's heart rates sync and the pain subsides.Read more »
a keyboard displaying the words "fake news"

Fake news outlets have more media impact than fact-checking outlets

June 19, 2017

Fake news websites had about twice as much influence on the media landscape as fact-checking websites did, according to new research by the College of Media, Communication and Information.Read more »
Dave Baugh with plate of crickets; Lars Baugh eats Lithic Nutrition cricket bar

Superfood: Will Americans eat insects?

June 16, 2017

Though Americans may find the thought of eating insects unappetizing, CU Boulder alum Dave Baugh and twin brother Lars are aiming to normalize bugs in the American diet.Read more »
MAVEN spacecraft near Mars

MAVEN's top 10 discoveries about Mars at 1,000 days

June 16, 2017

Measurements over the first 1,000 days of the MAVEN mission are providing insight into how the sun stripped Mars of most of its atmosphere, turning a planet once possibly habitable to microbial life into a barren desert world.Read more »
Workers rally for $15 per hour minimum wage

Minimum-wage hikes could push low-pay workers away

June 15, 2017

On average, a $1.50 increase in a state's minimum wage corresponded to as much as a 50 percent increase in the number of low-wage workers commuting out of state for employment, found a new study.Read more »
researchers at the Niwot Ridge research site

Skiing for science at 12,000 feet—in June

June 12, 2017

Earlier this month, INSTAAR researchers took their annual snow survey in the Green Lakes Valley, part of the city of Boulder watershed. The measurements are important for the state's water and fire management agencies.Read more »
illustration of teenager on a skateboard

Mysteries of the teenage brain

June 9, 2017

Teenagers and young adults think and act differently from grownups. Marie Banich is helping us see why.Read more »

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