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Prof seeks avalanche of ideas to help prevent disaster

Dec. 14, 2020

CU Boulder Natural Hazards Center calls for 1,000 letters to inform Biden transition team on how to respond to hazards, disasters.

Fish in murky water

Impacts of COVID-19 emissions reductions remain murky in the oceans

Dec. 14, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the first half of 2020, humans around the world stopped moving and making, resulting in a 9% drop in the greenhouse gas emissions at the root of climate change.

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How commercial vessels could become tsunami early-warning systems

Dec. 14, 2020

Scientists may have discovered a new ally in efforts to keep coastal communities in the Pacific Northwest safe from future tsunamis, according to a new study: Fleets of commercial shipping vessels.

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Who should get the first COVID-19 vaccines? Global study provides insights

Dec. 14, 2020

Should people who already had COVID-19 step aside and give their place in the vaccine line to someone else? In some cases, yes, suggests new University of Colorado Boulder research.

Parker Solar Probe circles in front of the sun in this artist rendering. (Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins APL, Steve Gribben)

Researchers get a look at the sun's dusty environment

Dec. 14, 2020

Researchers from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder are diving into the dusty environment that surrounds the sun—a search that could help to reveal how planets like Earth come into being.


How a simple smell test could curb COVID-19 and help reopen the economy

Dec. 14, 2020

A simple, scratch-and-sniff test could play a key role in curbing the spread of COVID-19, at a fraction of the cost of high-tech tests that are difficult to scale and take longer to return results, new CU Boulder research suggests.

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Colorado mountains bouncing back from ‘acid rain’ impacts

Dec. 14, 2020

A long-term trend of ecological improvement is appearing in the mountains west of Boulder. Researchers from CU Boulder have found that Niwot Ridge—a high alpine area of the Rocky Mountains, east of the Continental Divide—is slowly recovering from increased acidity caused by vehicle emissions in Colorado’s Front Range.

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Creating quantum pioneers

Dec. 10, 2020

CU Boulder’s CUbit, ColdQuanta make Bose-Einstein lab available on the cloud.

Kapteyn Murnane

CU Boulder physicists honored by National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 8, 2020

Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn, who are also fellows in JILA, recognized for work in cutting-edge lasers.

Outstanding grad and her father

Tragedy fails to keep student from finishing strong

Dec. 4, 2020

Alana Horwitz, the college’s fall 2020 outstanding graduate, says she has her late father to thank for her success.