The Slink Fire burning east of Modesto, California, in September 2020. (Photo: U.S. Forest Service)

Humans behind almost all fires threatening homes

Sept. 15, 2020

People are starting almost all the wildfires that threaten U.S. homes, according to an innovative new analysis combining housing and wildfire data.

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Dorm sewage, vials of saliva and a new robot: Inside CU’s plan to contain COVID-19

Sept. 11, 2020

With millions of students returning in the fall, college and university administrators across the country faced an unprecedented challenge this summer: Devise a plan for controlling an airborne virus, easily spread by people with no symptoms, in an environment where thousands of socially active young adults live in close quarters.

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Turn your innovative ideas into reality at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Campus Kickoff Sept. 23

Sept. 11, 2020

Get inspired at this virtual event to learn about all the amazing resources CU Boulder has to offer! Hear from inspiring entrepreneurs, such as Chris White, CU alumnus and CEO of Shinesty.

Ash covers rooftops in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta.

Volcanic ash may have a bigger impact on the climate than we thought

Sept. 10, 2020

Volcanic ash shuts down air traffic and can sicken people. But a new study suggests it may also be more important for Earth's climate than once thought.

Artist's depiction of the twin Janus spacecraft flying in formation through space.

Where no spacecraft has gone before: A close encounter with binary asteroids

Sept. 10, 2020

In a moment for twos, the Janus mission will launch two identical spacecraft to rendezvous with two asteroid pairs millions of miles from Earth.

Image of the asteroid Bennu with small bits of material jumping off into space.

How small particles could reshape Bennu and other asteroids

Sept. 9, 2020

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft observed tiny bits of material jumping off the surface of the asteroid Bennu. A new study tracks where those particles went.

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How has science shaped COVID-19 policy? New global project seeks to find out

Sept. 1, 2020

A new initiative seeks to understand the role scientific advice played, or did not play, in driving COVID-19-related policies in at least seven countries. Researchers hope the project helps improve communication between scientists and policymakers.

Dust sticks to the boots of Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell in 1971.

Researchers develop dustbuster for the moon

Aug. 31, 2020

Future moon astronauts may one day be able to step into an electric-beam shower to clean sticky dust off of their spacesuits and equipment.

Graduate student Megan Caruso monitors data from an eye-tracking program that can follow a subject's attention as they learn or

New $20 million center to bring artificial intelligence into the classroom

Aug. 26, 2020

A new effort will explore the role that artificial intelligence may play in the future of education and workforce development.

JILA building with the Flatirons in the background

New $115 million quantum systems accelerator to pioneer quantum technologies for discovery science

Aug. 26, 2020

The center will forge the technological solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world.

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