Blood in an artery

Machine learning technology may help doctors identify and treat infections in newborns faster

Nov. 6, 2019

New research adapting facial recognition technology may help identify and treat pathogens in minutes rather than days.

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Flagrant fouls: What Reddit's basketball fans can tell us about online discourse

Nov. 4, 2019

Computer science researchers from CU Boulder have taken a deeper look at sports rivalries and insults to better understand how sports junkies interact with each other online.

Syringe drawing a vaccine

Breaking the cold chain and making the shot count: Garcea and Randolph awarded Gates Foundation grant for vaccine research

Nov. 1, 2019

New research from Professor Robert Garcea of the BioFrontiers Institute and Gillespie Professor Theodore Randolph of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is showing encouraging results in stabilizing vaccines and circumventing the refrigeration requirement, earning an additional $1.2 million in grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

A desalination facility in Dubai along the Persian Gulf coastline

Salt solution: Researcher sets out to make desalination more efficient

Oct. 31, 2019

University of Colorado Boulder postdoctoral researcher Omkar Supekar of mechanical engineering is working on a technique that could make desalination facilities more efficient by changing the way they detect chemicals that clog up their filters.

Two children fill water containers from a groundwater supply system in Turkana, Kenya

Improving drought resilience in East Africa with sensors, satellites and machine learning

Oct. 30, 2019

A team of researchers led by Professor Evan Thomas, director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering, has been awarded a three-year, $660,000 grant by NASA to join the SERVIR Applied Sciences Team, a joint venture between NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

A student working in the lab with lasers

Another record year for CU Boulder Engineering research

Oct. 3, 2019

CU Engineering had another record-breaking year for research funding in the college with $108 million in fiscal year 2019. This is the highest total ever for the college and the second year in a row when awards were above $100M.

A phone showing the test presidential alert sent in 2018

National emergency alerts potentially vulnerable to attack

June 20, 2019

A team of researchers from the Department of Computer Science (CS), Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (ECEE) and the Technology, Cybersecurity and Policy (TCP) program discovered a back door through which hackers might mimic presidential alerts.

A woman in Rwanda feeds wood into a cookstove as a child looks on.

Study: Water filters, efficient cookstoves effective in reducing health issues

June 3, 2019

Large-scale program in Rwanda reduced the prevalence of reported diarrhea and acute respiratory infection in children under 5, according to new findings published today in the journal PLOS Medicine.

Al Gasiewski in his lab.

Constellation of weather satellites to cover the globe

May 6, 2019

Want more accurate weather forecasts? You’re in luck: Last month, researchers at CU Boulder saw the fruits of their labors launch aboard a new satellite. That satellite is the first in a planned fleet of Earth-orbiters that the team says will one day record weather data at every point on the globe every 15 minutes.

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