ATLAS graduate student Fiona Bell

ATLAS graduate student assists Accenture Labs with development of self-cleaning textiles

July 31, 2020

Imagine a textile that cleans itself, killing viruses and bacteria and dissolving flecks of embedded organic material. Such a fabric could transform the safety of seating in planes, buses and other public spaces—a particularly appealing prospect in current times.

National Snow and Ice Data Center director Mark Serreze conducted research on the St. Patrick Bay ice caps as a graduate student with the University of Massachusetts in 1982. (Photo credit: Ray Bradley)

Canadian ice caps disappear, confirming 2017 scientific prediction

July 29, 2020

The St. Patrick Bay ice caps on the Hazen Plateau of northeastern Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada, have completely disappeared, according to NASA satellite imagery.

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New study shows brands advertising with more moral reasoning

July 22, 2020

Consumers are demanding that companies act more ethically. The good news: a new study shows moral reasoning is on the rise among advertising pros.

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New $25-million center to advance quantum science and engineering

July 21, 2020

A new National Science Foundation center led by JILA will seek to bring quantum technologies out of the lab and into the real world.

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Containing contagion in the sky

July 20, 2020

A CU Boulder researcher has received National Science Foundation funding to study COVID-19 spread in airplane cabins.

The assembled Hope spacecraft sitting in a clean room.

Emirates Mars Mission to begin journey to the red planet

July 15, 2020

Researchers from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) worked side-by-side with teams from the United Arab Emirates to help them make this history-making mission a reality.

A component in an extreme ultraviolet laser.

Scientists open new window into the nanoworld

July 15, 2020

Physicists at JILA achieve new feats of wafer-thinness in a study published this week.

A view of the Flatirons from Chautauqua (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Silicon Flatirons, Startup Colorado to launch policy academy for rural entrepreneurs

July 10, 2020

A collaborative group out of the University of Colorado Law School will develop and execute a three-day entrepreneurial policy academy for rural entrepreneurs and leaders in Colorado.

Woman sits in an airport while wearing a mask.

Experts weigh in on airborne transmission of COVID-19

July 9, 2020

After 239 scientists signed on to a letter arguing that the coronavirus can go airborne, the World Health Organization updated its public health guidelines.

A graphic showing the orbits of dark, icy bodies that tilt out of the plane of the solar system

The collective power of the solar system’s dark, icy bodies

July 7, 2020

Two new studies by researchers at CU Boulder may help to solve one of space’s biggest mysteries: why the solar system’s “detached objects” don’t circle the sun the way they should.

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