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New Material Could Lead to Self-Healing 'Skin' for Soft Robots

Jan. 17, 2017

Today, we think of robots as rigid, clunky and metallic. But imagine a day in the future when robots are soft and human-like, with skin-like material covering muscles that move just like ours. That future may be closer than you realize, thanks to new joint research from University of Colorado...

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Engineering New Solutions to Joint Damage and Osteoarthritis

Jan. 11, 2017

"We can rebuild him. We have the technology," began every episode of the television show The Six Million Dollar Man. Unfortunately...

Chris Bowman

Bowman elected to National Academy of Inventors

Jan. 9, 2017

Professor Christopher Bowman has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors for 2016. The designation recognizes academic inventors who have demonstrated "a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society," according...

Bobby Braun

Braun brings cachet as new dean of the college of engineering

Jan. 3, 2017

Clare Wise

Alumna Clare Wise wins Pac-12 Leadership Award

Dec. 6, 2016

Recent graduate Clare Wise has won the Pac-12 Leadership Award and a $3,000 postgraduate scholarship. Wise, who graduated in spring 2016 with a degree in chemical engineering, also was a member of the CU Boulder alpine ski team and served as co-chair of the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Leadership Team. The award...

Sensor size of a penny

Tiny electronic device can monitor heart, recognize speech

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Northwestern University have developed a tiny, soft and wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human body, allowing them to monitor human heart health and recognize spoken words. The stretchable device captures physiological sound signals from the body, has physical properties...

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CU Boulder to lead $15.3 million initiative for sustainable water and sanitation for development

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead a $15.3 million effort to better understand how to improve the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in the developing world. Globally, more than 2.4 billion people lack access to...

MARS

MARS series debuts with CU connection

National Geographic will debut its six-part miniseries MARS on Nov. 14, and the fascinating docudram a has a CU Boulder connection. Incoming engineering dean and aerospace professor Bobby Braun served as a technical consultant for the show over the past year, working with the writers, producers, director, set designers and...

Lockheed Marting Group

Lockheed Martin internship gives engineering student a taste of production process

Interns are getting remarkable firsthand opportunities to make an impact at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Andrew Wylde, a CU Boulder intern working in the microelectronics assembly area of the RF Payload Center of Excellence , was able to successfully tune a low noise amplifier (LNA) hybrid – a microelectronic...

Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology: Path to a Patent

Halley Profita and Dana Hughes could have spent spring break playing outside. Both were drawn to Colorado’s outdoor activities when choosing CU-Boulder for their doctoral studies. Hughes and his wife like mountain biking; Profita and her boyfriend enjoy hiking Colorado’s lofty peaks. But these computer scientists spent their 2014 break...

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