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Soft Robot

AUDIO: Engineering student Nicholas Kellaris on soft, self-sealing devices that mimic muscles

Jan. 3, 2018

When you think of robots you probably think of metallic droids. But at CU Boulder a group of researchers are creating the next generation of robots using low cost soft materials similar to what’s used for making potato chip bags. The goal is to create “soft robots” that mimic the...

LBCI 1Q 2018

AUDIO: Rich Wobbekind on Colorado first quarter business outlook

Dec. 28, 2017

Colorado business leaders are confident in the state’s economy as we head into the first quarter of 2018, according to the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds Business Confidence Index survey released today. CU Boulder economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-Be-kin), says expectations for 2018 are up from last quarter and will stay...


AUDIO: Richard Wobbekind comments on the 53rd Annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum report

Dec. 8, 2017

Colorado’s economy remains positive heading into next year, one of the top ten economies in the country, according to the 53rd Annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum report by CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. But, a continued trend of slowing employment growth across a wide variety of sectors has...

Richard Wobbekind

AUDIO: Richard Wobbekind on pros, cons of tax reform

Dec. 6, 2017

CU Boulder and Leeds School of Business economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-be-kind) comments on the proposed GOP tax reforms bills.

Bowie Memorial

AUDIO: Katie Gach on how social media platforms like Facebook can turn toxic for grieving fans of celebrities who pass away.

Dec. 4, 2017

In the wake of the deaths of Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Prince in 2016, grieving fans flocked to social media platforms like Facebook, sharing their memories, expressing their condolences, and grieving in what researchers describe as a “virtual wake.” But many fans found a surprisingly toxic environment online, where...

DNA Image

AUDIO: Prashant Nagpal on how DNA sequencing advances could enable faster, cost-effective genetic screening

Nov. 28, 2017

CU Boulder researchers are developing advanced single-molecule DNA sequencing techniques that could radically impact genetic screening, paving the way for advances in vaccine development, early cancer detection and organ transplants. According to Prashant Nagpal, an assistant professor in CU Boulder’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the new testing methods...


AUDIO: Rodger Kram on how new shoe makes running 4 percent more efficient, sub-2 hour marathon possible

Nov. 14, 2017

Just 10 days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art Nike racing flats University of Colorado Boulder researchers have published the first peer-reviewed study to confirm that the shoes live up to their name, reducing the amount of energy used to run by 4...


AUDIO: Ken Wright on falling back one-hour from daylight saving time to standard time

Nov. 2, 2017

It’s time to fall back from daylight saving time to standard time this Sunday morning at 2 a.m. when clocks are turned back one hour. But don’t get stressed over it. According to Professor Ken Wright, director of CU Boulder’s Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, falling back one hour to standard...

Friday the 13th

AUDIO: Stephen Graham Jones on Friday the 13th and superstition

Oct. 11, 2017

Halloween and tomorrow’s Friday the 13th could be double trouble for those who are superstitious. But whether or not there is something spooky about Friday the 13th and Halloween, many people are uneasy about those days. For Stephen Graham Jones, a creative writing professor at CU Boulder and author of...


AUDIO: CU Boulder's Anushree Chatterjee on supercharged antibiotics

Oct. 3, 2017

Multi-drug resistant pathogens, which evolve their defenses faster than new antibiotic treatments can be developed, may soon have a treatment to combat them. Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella,...