Pac-12 pick: CU Boulder one of four to research student-athlete wellness

June 14, 2016

CU Boulder is one of four member universities whose research expertise recently was selected for funding to look into student-athlete health and well-being. The Pac-12 Conference, which created the funding program in 2013 and announced the most recent round of grants on Tuesday, is backing the upcoming studies with $3.9...

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Phontonics Online: JILA Extends Laser ‘Combing' Method To Identify Large, Complex Molecules

May 4, 2016

JILA instrument that uses a frequency comb to detect large, complex moleculesbased on the precise frequencies, or colors, of light they absorb. Themolecules are chilled and probed inside this chamber at temperatures nearabsolute zero. Credit: Spaun/JILA JILA physicists have extended the capability of their powerful laser “combing” technique to identify...

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Grand Challenge expanded and enhanced by new projects

May 4, 2016

CU-Boulder’s Grand Challenge, launched in September 2014, is the university’s response to President Obama’s nationwide call for companies, research universities, foundations and philanthropists to pursue the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century, “ambitious but achievable goals that harness science, technology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and...

ATLAS Expo Spring 2016: A showcase of creative invention and design

April 25, 2016

Throughout the spring semester, hundreds of ATLAS students have hacked, designed and prototyped their creative visions into reality, and now they are ready to share their work for ATLAS Expo Spring 2016 , which takes place this Wednesday, April 27, 5 to 6:30 p.m. From automated drum kits, to musical...

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Daily Camera: CU-Boulder wraps up work on $112M sustainability, environment complex

April 22, 2016

Andrea Sach, left, and Sylvia Michelle, both research scientists, look over atmospheric data for the University of Colorado's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research in a new building called the SEEC complex (Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex). (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer) Faculty and graduate students are nearly all moved...


Presto! Harnessing the sun to make fertilizer

April 21, 2016

Here’s a new recipe that might be good for the planet: Add sunlight to a particular nitrogen molecule and out comes ammonia, the main ingredient of fertilizer used around the world. The eco-friendly method of producing ammonia is described in a new study led by the Department of Energy’s National...

BizWest: CU New Venture Challenge finals set for April 7

March 21, 2016

BOULDER — The University of Colorado Boulder’s New Venture Challenge has set its championship finals for April 7, with judges representing local companies such as Foundry Group and Zayo Group. The startup-pitch event caps off the university’s campuswide entrepreneurship contest, which is now in its eighth year. Five finalists from...


Aerospace engineering students shoot for the moon and past it

March 21, 2016

A CU-Boulder student team is shooting for the moon and beyond with a tiny satellite under development that has just taken another step closer to launch. As one of the top five teams selected by NASA, the team of 10 graduate students will continue developing a small CubeSat satellite about...

Daily Camera: CU-Boulder fellowship seeks to tackle public issues with research

March 20, 2016

Researchers often feel like they're presented with a tough choice in their scholarly careers: work with the community and use research to help solve real-world problems or focus on publishing as much as possible in peer-reviewed journals. The University of Colorado is trying to make it possible to do both...

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Mind matters: Learning about the brain

March 9, 2016

“Whoa, I can’t see anything!” said a fourth-grader at Columbine Elementary School, as she tried to land a bean bag inside a hoop on the floor. “This is hard!” Twenty-five energetic bodies took turns throwing bean bags at a target, first without vision-distorting goggles, then with them. The activity demonstrated...