Mark Rentschler holding Endoculus device

A robot may one day perform your colonoscopy

A team from CU Boulder is out to change the way millions of Americans get their regular colonoscopy screenings—with the goal of making these notoriously uncomfortable procedures easier for doctors and patients alike.

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Innovation ecosystem achieves liftoff

Is there a better place than CU Boulder to learn the art of innovation or the mindset of the entrepreneur?

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Students critical to massive drone study of tornadoes

Researchers from CU Boulder flew drones into severe storms this spring for project TORUS, one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever, with students leading much of the work.


Taking the measure of an asteroid

Researchers at CU Boulder have gotten front-row seats to one of the closest encounters with an asteroid in history.

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New quantum initiative establishes CU Boulder as a global leader

In January 2019, the university launched the CUbit Quantum Initiative, a cross-campus initiative for quantum science and technology.

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The sun triggered a Vietnam War mystery

On Aug. 4, 1972, U.S. military pilots witnessed something strange in North Vietnam: More than two dozen sea mines suddenly, and without apparent explanation, exploded in the water.

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Aerospace has a new home at CU Boulder

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has moved into a new dedicated building on East Campus.

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CU Boulder’s moon shot

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and astronaut Neil Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind.”

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Out-of-this world art project

A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration.

Archaeologists at Chaco Canyon

Reappraising Chaco Canyon

Archaeologist Stephen Lekson, a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, has taken a new look at an old site.