Turning brewery wastewater into battery power

Oct. 7, 2016

CU Boulder engineers have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells. This unique pairing of breweries and batteries could set up a win-win opportunity by reducing expensive wastewater treatment costs for beer...

Danny Sekich Canvas Technology

Daily Camera: Boulder company developing self-driving vehicles for factories

Oct. 3, 2016

Mechanical Engineer Danny Sekich works on making custom parts on a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine at Canvas Technology in Boulder on Monday. Paul (Paul Aiken / Courtesy Photo) A Boulder business, built on research from the University of Colorado, is developing technology to put self-driving vehicles not on America's...

International Space Station

BioServe Space Technologies: CU Boulder's presence on the International Space Station

Sept. 28, 2016

International Space Station If you gaze at the night sky from Earth in just the right place, you will see the International Space Station (ISS), a bright speck of light hurtling through space at 5 miles per second as it orbits 220 miles above the planet. And if you were...

Physics professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn

$24 million NSF grant to establish imaging science center at CU Boulder

Sept. 26, 2016

Physics professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) pose next to one of the laser apparatuses in their lab at the University of Colorado Boulder campus. The Kapteyn-Murnane group at JILA study optical and X-ray science using new tabletop light sources. They develop...


CU Boulder to receive two governor’s awards for high-impact research

Aug. 31, 2016

For its involvement in space weather research, which can have many and varied impacts on technological systems, LASP will receive one of this year's governor's awards for high-impact research. (Image: NASA) Among the state’s four winners of this year’s Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research are the Laboratory for Atmospheric and...


Denver Post: With space station link, CU’s BioServe adapts to an evolving research role

Aug. 9, 2016

Shankini Doraisingam, staff operator of Bioserve Space Technologies, is monitoring astronaut Kate Rubins on the International Space Station BOULDER — Well before dawn, a wall-mounted video monitor flickers to life in a narrow, windowless room on the second floor of the University of Colorado’s Engineering Center, revealing a live, high-def...

SpaceX Dragon

Hardware developed by CU-Boulder launched by SpaceX rocket

June 18, 2016

High-tech space hardware designed and built at the University of Colorado Boulder for biomedical experiments was successfully launched aboard the commercial SpaceX Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) early this morning. Developed by BioServe Space Technologies, a center headquartered in the aerospace engineering sciences department, the hardware will...

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...

JILA laster

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...