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.

Ash and black trunks remain after the Hayman Fire.

Forests scorched by wildfire unlikely to recover, may convert to grasslands

Aug. 25, 2020

A new study of 22 burn areas across 710 square miles found that forests are not recovering from fires as well as they used to, and many regions will be unsuitable for ponderosa pine and Douglas fir in the coming decades.

Molecular, cellular and developmental biology graduate student Quing Yang examines samples as part of the process of a rapid, portable saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes in the Sawyer lab at the Biofrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder . (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Webinars dig into the research shaping CU Boulder's COVID-19-ready campus

Aug. 18, 2020

Learn what we know about COVID-19 from some of CU Boulder's top researchers and operational experts, and how they're helping put science into practice for a safer return. Full recordings of the in-depth discussions from a recent webinar series are available.

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Researching communication and social justice with the University Libraries

Aug. 17, 2020

In a recent CU Boulder Where You Are discussion, Lawrence Frey addressed how scholars can strive to make a difference—not just hope others will use their research to make a difference—in how we talk about social justice initiatives.

CU Boulder athlete holds up a vial for testing his saliva for the coronavirus.

How an ultra-fast screening test and a team of contact tracers aim to keep campus safe

Aug. 14, 2020

Before ever entering a residence hall, students moving to campus will spit in a tube, hand it over and wait just 45 minutes for their COVID-19 test results.

Shaz Zamore taking a selfie on a hike in the mountains.

Scientist reflects on the joys and challenges of being a Black nature lover

Aug. 12, 2020

An encounter in May now called the "Central Park birdwatching incident" ignited a national conversation about whether Black people are welcome in natural areas. It's a discussion that hit home for Shaz Zamore.

An abnormally bright spot in the nightglow just above Mars' equator.

A new look at Mars’ eerie, ultraviolet nighttime glow

Aug. 6, 2020

See the announcement from NASA Every night on Mars, when the sun sets and temperatures fall to minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit and below, an eerie phenomenon spreads across much of the planet’s sky: a soft glow created by chemical reactions occurring tens of miles above the surface. An astronaut standing...

A crowd tunes in for a televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016.

Twitter users may have changed their behavior after contact with Russian trolls

Aug. 5, 2020

The Internet Research Agency, a troll-farm based in St. Petersburg, reached out to thousands of Twitter users in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election. Afterward, some may have changed their behavior online.

Researchers drilling into Alaskan permafrost

Alaska is getting wetter; that’s bad news for permafrost and the climate

July 31, 2020

Alaska is getting wetter. A new study spells out what that means for the permafrost that underlies about 85 percent of the state, and the consequences for Earth’s global climate.

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