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Why do men publish more research papers than women? Motherhood plays key role

Feb. 25, 2021

The study, published this week in the journal Science Advances, suggests that persistent differences in parenting roles are the key reason that men tend to publish more research papers than women.


Lynch to study links between cancer, skeletal heath and exercise in CAREER award

Feb. 23, 2021

Assistant Professor Maureen Lynch was recently awarded a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to study those dynamics and improve scientific understanding of the causes and treatments of tumor-induced bone disease.

Solar and wind energy

What went wrong with Texas’ power grid?

Feb. 22, 2021

Energy grid experts Kyri Baker, assistant professor in Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, and Bri-Mathias Hodge, associate professor in Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering—both Fellows of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI)—answered some questions for CU Boulder Today.

John Zhai

Researchers study social distancing, ventilation in predicting the probability of COVID infection

Feb. 18, 2021

Zhai is a corresponding author on a November paper that explores the effectiveness of social distancing and ventilation in preventing COVID-19 transmission indoors.

Old computer

Seed grant could lead to materials needed for unconventional computing revolution

Feb. 18, 2021

An interdisciplinary team of researchers in the college are working to develop materials to enable the next generation of computing. If successful, the boundary between materials and computers may disappear altogether in the near future.


Researchers probe cell nucleus response with needle-tip technique

Feb. 17, 2021

Kaitlin McCreery is the coauthor of a new paper that deals with diagnosing diseases such as osteoarthritis in soft tissue.


Gene research could inform understanding of aging, aid in bioengineering

Feb. 17, 2021

Soham Ghosh is the coauthor of a new paper that deals with gene accessibility and function in living beings. The findings may help us better understand why and how we age and lead to new developments in bioengineering.

Thermoelectric ring

New wearable device turns the body into a battery

Feb. 11, 2021

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery.


Exploring assumptions in financing for urban water utilities in low-income countries

Feb. 10, 2021

Anna Libey, a PhD student in environmental engineering at CU Boulder, is the lead author on a new paper that compares utilities around the world and advocates for more subsidization in utility operations to provide clean water.

Very Large Array Satellite Dishes at Sunset in New Mexico

CU Boulder joins partnership to pursue NSF Spectrum Innovation Initiative center

Feb. 10, 2021

CU Boulder may soon be part of large-scale research into the electromagnetic spectrum that could define wireless innovation across everyday life for the next generation.