HAMR-Jr poses next to a cockroach

Cockroach-inspired robot among smallest, fastest ever

June 3, 2020

This machine, the brainchild of CU Boulder engineer Kaushik Jayaram and colleagues at Harvard University, gives a whole new meaning to the word small: HAMR-Jr can just about squeeze onto the surface of a penny and weighs far less than a paperclip.

Wil Srubar portrait

‘Nature’s antifreeze’ provides formula for more durable concrete

May 27, 2020

CU Boulder researchers have discovered that a synthetic molecule based on natural antifreeze proteins minimizes freeze-thaw damage and increases the strength and durability of concrete, improving the longevity of new infrastructure and decreasing carbon emissions over its lifetime.

A comparison illustration of traditional adoptive macrophage transfer versus a backpack-aided adoptive macrophage transfer. Includes illustration of "loss of M1 phenotypes" and "Preservation of M1 phenotypes," respectively

Resistance isn’t futile: ‘Backpack’ particles keep white blood cells in the fight against cancer

May 27, 2020

Innovative 'backpack' particles help macrophages resist assimilation by tumors.

A snake perched on a branch

Research into mechanics of snakeskin could shape soft robotics technology

May 26, 2020

Professor Yifu Ding is starting a new research project that explores how soft robots of the future could include new materials inspired by snakeskin.

Jacob Segil with prosthetic in a hallway.

Prosthetics that can feel, now closer to reality

May 21, 2020

CU Boulder biomedical engineer Jacob Segil is working to bring back that sense of touch for amputees, including veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Solar flare on the sun

Interdisciplinary research takes new approach to solar flare prediction

May 18, 2020

A new interdisciplinary project from the National Science Foundation aims to improve our understanding of solar flares and our ability to predict them.

Graduate student Colleen McCollum spreads the word about antimicrobial resistance mediation on campus at CU Boulder.

On CUE Podcast: The Anti-Microbial Resistance Mediation Outreach Program (ARMOR)

May 13, 2020

The Anti-Microbial Resistance Mediation Outreach Program, also known as ARMOR, is a graduate student led international effort to develop public awareness of and research into the threat of widespread anti-microbial resistance (AMR). On today's episode of On CUE, we sit down with the team and discuss the global threat AMR poses, the origins of the ARMOR program and steps the team has taken to shed a light on an unseen issue.

CU Boulder campus from above

Boyd part of system wide National Security Advisory Group

May 11, 2020

President Mark Kennedy has convened faculty experts from all four campuses – including Professor Iain Boyd – for a new National Security Advisory Group.

Professor Iain Boyd

Research will create important data in field of hypersonics

May 11, 2020

Professor Iain Boyd is hoping new materials research funding from the U.S. Navy will lead to better understanding and management of heat transfer in hypersonic vehicles through the use of ultra-high-temperature ceramics.

Professor Angela Bielefeldt 

New research to examine role of mentoring in STEM majors’ retention

May 6, 2020

Professor Angela Bielefeldt is starting a new research project that examines how mentoring and identity relate to retention among STEM majors in college. The work is funded by CU’s Research & Innovation Office Seed Grant program and is in partnership with the School of Education.

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