Network illustration by Meredith Miotke for Quanta Magazine.

New computer science paper challenges a celebrated network science theory

Feb. 20, 2018

Results "undermine the universality of scale-free networks and reveal that real-world networks exhibit a rich structural diversity that will likely require new ideas and mechanisms to explain,” according to CU Boulder's Anna Broido and Aaron Clauset.Read more »
Electronic skin

New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable

Feb. 12, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.Read more »
Soft robots

Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Jan. 4, 2018

The Keplinger Research Group in the College of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a new class of soft, electrically activated devices capable of mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles.Read more »
A group shot of the Keplinger Research Group members in their lab.

CU Engineering Researchers Create Soft Robotic Muscles

Jan. 4, 2018

Current robotic materials and prosthetic limbs, while quickly gaining precision and application, are typically made of rigid materials and aren’t the most graceful machines – think C-3PO from "Star Wars." Researchers in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder are working to soften these limbs, and eventually... Read more »
Two students work on the CubeSat in a LASP lab.

How a student satellite solved a major space mystery

Dec. 13, 2017

The CubeSat mission houses a small, energetic particle telescope to measure the flux of solar energetic protons and Earth’s radiation belt electrons. Launched in 2012, it has involved more than 65 CU Boulder students, including many from Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences.Read more »
Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin hold a roll of their cooling material.

CU Boulder metamaterial selected as a top 10 physics breakthrough for 2017

Dec. 12, 2017

Physics World recognizes work by Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin from mechanical engineering.Read more »
The Stateless team toasts to their new funding.

CU Boulder spinout Stateless raises $1.4 million in seed stage funding

Dec. 5, 2017

Founded by electrical and computer engineers Eric Keller and Murad Kablan, Stateless is revolutionizing software-defined networks by building virtual network functions, such as firewalls and load balancers, that are easy to offer and consume through the “as-a-service” model.Read more »
Mechanical engineering Associate Professor Mark Rentschler (far right) with graduate students (left to right) Levi Pearson, Greg Formosa and Micah Prendergast with an oversized version of a synthetic colon created as a senior design project.

A robotic small intestine? Researchers are making one

Dec. 4, 2017

Mechanical engineering Associate Professor Mark Rentschler is leading the effort to develop an artificial, robotic small intestine for use in medical laboratories. The research is supported by a $1.25 million grant from the National Science Foundation.Read more »
Gregor Henze

Senators announce $2M grant to help reduce energy usage in Colorado homes

Nov. 28, 2017

Gregor Henze of civil, environmental & architectural engineering will lead project to develop an occupancy detection system that relies on cameras to detect human presence and monitor patterns of activity in electricity use throughout homes.Read more »
A detail view of part of the microscope

CU researchers win BRAIN Initiative grant for miniature microscope

Oct. 3, 2017

From left: Diego Restrepo, Emily Gibson, Juliet Gopinath and Victor Bright. Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder have won a $2 million grant allowing them to refine a unique microscope they have developed while expanding its use to other scientists across... Read more »