Mom holding baby with laptop in background

Collaboration examines impact of music on early childhood

In Spring 2020, an ambitious partnership brought together the College of Music’s Entrepreneurship Center for Music, CU Boulder’s Renée Crown Wellness Institute, Boulder Community Health, Children's Hospital of Colorado and Carnegie Hall.

Immigrant print by Hung Liu

Persuasive prints

Fifteenth-century woodcuts, Catholic Church plenary indulgences, a 3D characterization of a New York City subway.

Fossil skull of Triceratops

CU’s Triceratops is ready for its close-up

For more than 40 years, visitors have flocked to the CU Museum of Natural History to catch a glimpse of one big dinosaur specimen: the fossil skull of an ancient Triceratops that’s nearly the size of a Mini Cooper.

Cockroach and robot bug

Cockroach-inspired robot among smallest, fastest ever

Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram has developed a robot that can just about squeeze onto the surface of a penny and weighs far less than a paperclip while still being able to carry up to 10 times its own weight.

Fluffy planets: Kepler-51b, Kepler-51 c, Kepler-51 d. Planets: Earth, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter.

Planets as fluffy as cotton candy

Behold the “super-puff” worlds of the Kepler 51 star system.

A computer-generated image representing space debris as could be seen from high Earth orbit. (Image provided by NASA)

Economic incentives could reduce space junk

Aging satellites and space debris crowd low-Earth orbit, and launching new satellites adds to the collision risk.

Students in class

Climate change may impair cognition

By the year 2100, we may not be thinking too clearly.

Pool of water

CU Boulder brings expertise to new interdisciplinary Energy-Water Desalination Hub

CU Boulder is part of a new, $100 million interdisciplinary national partnership to address critical water security issues in the U.S.

Perovskite cell

Layered solar cell technology may create a brighter future for solar power

The future’s getting brighter for solar. CU Boulder researchers have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to date.

strontium clock

New $25 million center to advance quantum science and engineering

CU Boulder has been selected to launch and lead a new science and engineering research center to explore the biggest challenges of the quantum world—from better understanding how the atoms in an atomic clock “tick” to how those processes can improve the science of measurement and probe for mysterious dark matter.