UCCS, CU-Boulder to lead electric vehicle development studies

Oct. 17, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – University of Colorado Boulder faculty will join with University of Colorado Colorado Springs faculty to teach courses in the design and implementation of electric vehicle drivetrains to new and retraining engineers.

Magnetic attraction: NIST/CU microchip demonstrates concept of 'MRAM for Biomolecules'

Oct. 17, 2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado Boulder (CU) have developed a low-power microchip that uses a combination of microfluidics and magnetic switches to trap and transport magnetic beads. The novel transport chip may have applications in biotechnology and medical diagnostics.

CU-Boulder physics professor awarded Packard Fellowship

Oct. 14, 2011

Cindy Regal, a University of Colorado Boulder assistant professor of physics and associate fellow of JILA, has been awarded a prestigious David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

New technologies challenge old ideas about early hominid diets

Oct. 13, 2011

ENew assessments by researchers using the latest high-tech tools to study the diets of early hominids are challenging long-held assumptions about what our ancestors ate, says a study by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Arkansas.

CU-Boulder to play key role in global student space experiment competition

Oct. 12, 2011

A University of Colorado Boulder space center will play a key role in a new international contest being sponsored by YouTube, Lenovo, Space Adventures and several space agencies that challenges 14- to 18-year-old students to design science experiments, with the winning entries to be conducted in space.

Worms among first animals to surface after K-T boundary extinction event, CU-led study finds

Oct. 10, 2011

A new study of sediments laid down shortly after an asteroid plowed into the Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago, an event that is linked to widespread global extinctions including the demise of big dinosaurs, suggests that lowly worms may have been the first fauna to show themselves following the global catastrophe.

Planetary scientists spread word, images of new discoveries in Spanish

Oct. 6, 2011

A group of planetary scientists have released a new Spanish-language teaching resource featuring colorful graphics and explanatory text to get the word out on the latest space discoveries both in and outside of Earth's solar system.

CU expands mental health services with interactive online screenings

Oct. 6, 2011

The University of Colorado Boulder next week will become the first campus in the state to offer the Interactive Screening Program, allowing students to screen their mental health online and anonymously with support from a counselor.

CU-Boulder team discovers ancient road at Maya village buried by volcanic ash 1,400 years ago

Oct. 5, 2011

A University of Colorado Boulder-led team excavating a Maya village in El Salvador buried by a volcanic eruption 1,400 years ago has unexpectedly hit an ancient white road that appears to lead to and from the town, which was frozen in time by a blanket of ash.

When it comes to charitable giving, people respond to their immediate emotions, CU study says

Oct. 4, 2011

When considering giving money to humanitarian crises people often donate in response to events that grab their immediate emotions, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Dresden University of Technology in Germany.

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