scientist with cellulose

From office windows to Mars: Scientists debut super-insulating gel

Aug. 13, 2018

Physicists have developed an insulating gel that they say could coat the windows of habitats in space, allowing the settlers inside to trap and store energy from the sun.

Four Mile Canyon fire

How a wildfire's temperature affects its smoke

Aug. 10, 2018

A new NOAA and NASA campaign investigates how the temperature of western U.S. wildfires affects the composition of their smoke.

Boys skateboarding by a graffiti wall

Risk-taking, antisocial teens 5 times more likely to die young

Aug. 9, 2018

Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, with roughly one in 20 dying by their 30s, according to new research.

Parker Solar Probe illustration

Here comes the sun: New spacecraft to fly closer than ever before

Aug. 8, 2018

CU Boulder researchers and engineers have played a major role in designing the Parker Solar Probe, one of the "riskiest" NASA missions in decades.

Oroville Dam

Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many U.S. mountain regions

Aug. 6, 2018

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in some areas of the western U.S. and Canada due to climate change.

Atom chip

Nobel Prize-winning atomic research debuts in space

Aug. 3, 2018

Research pioneered at JILA is now up and running on a NASA experiment to explore exotic states of matter on the International Space Station.

Rachael Kaspar and friend reveal the bees

Pushing Boundaries: Honeybee hive-mates influenced to fan wings to keep hive cool

Aug. 2, 2018

Honeybees fan their wings to cool down hives when temperatures rise, but a new study suggests older honeybees influence the fanning behavior of younger bees.

Researcher taking water sample in creek

Drones, beaver dams help community college students get involved in research

July 31, 2018

A summer research internship at CIRES gives Colorado community college students hands-on research opportunities as they look ahead in their careers.

Mars daybreak

Mars terraforming not possible using present-day technology

July 30, 2018

Researchers throw cold water on a staple question of science fiction: Can humans transform Mars into a more Earth-like planet?

Heliosphere illustration

The outer limits: New satellite to probe solar system's edges

July 26, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder will soon set their sights on the heliosphere, a massive bubble in space that surrounds our solar system and shields it from incoming radiation.

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