SDO/EVE calibration rocket assembly in White Sands, New Mexico. (Credit: LASP)

LASP rocket flight to sharpen NASA’s study of the sun

Sept. 14, 2021

A Sept. 9 launch was part of a plan to ensure NASA's $850 million Solar Dynamics Observatory can continue to provide crucial space weather data needed to predict the potential impacts of solar flares on communication and navigation systems.

A jet at sunset

Is your body clock off schedule? Prebiotics may help

Sept. 13, 2021

New research shows that dietary compounds called prebiotics, which serve as food for good bacteria in the gut, make the body more resilient to circadian rhythm disruptions from things like jet lag or shift work.

Two female engineers

For engineers, asking for help at work is influenced by gender

Sept. 13, 2021

In the male-dominated engineering industry, where women represent only about 11% of the workforce, gender influences whom individuals turn to for answers to questions. Professors Amy Javernick-Will and Tony Tong share on The Conversation.

Philip Makotyn presenting before the Colorado General Assembly's Joint Technology Committee

Philip Makotyn presents to Colorado General Assembly's Joint Technology Committee

Sept. 13, 2021

Philip Makotyn, executive director the CUbit Quantum Initiative, spoke on Sept. 9 before the Colorado General Assembly's Joint Technology Committee about the quantum ecosystem along Colorado's Front Range.

Graduate students Michael Klonowski, left, and Daniel Aguilar-Marsillach, right, work in the Raytheon Space & Intelligence Vision, Autonomy, and Decision Research (VADeR) at CU Boulder, which studies new methods for tracking and managing satellite traffic in space. (Credit: CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science)

New effort to bolster Colorado’s national security and aerospace workforce

Sept. 10, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2 million gift from The Anschutz Foundation to support the university’s diverse research in aerospace and national defense—from tracking and protecting satellites in orbit to improving the security of mobile devices.

A child uses a tablet

Do screens really hurt kids? Not much, and they may have some benefits

Sept. 9, 2021

Screen time may not be as harmful as previously suspected for school-aged children and may have some important benefits, according to one of the largest studies to date exlporing how screens impact youth.

Jun Ye in his lab at JILA

Jun Ye wins Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Sept. 9, 2021

Ye was cited for his work in developing atomic clocks that are so precise that they would neither gain nor lose one second in roughly 15 billion years.

Artist's depiction of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun. (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University APL)

Researchers led by undergraduate discover river of dust around the sun

Sept. 9, 2021

Anna Pusack was an undergraduate studying astrophysics when she helped to discover a surprising phenomenon: a previously-unknown class of dust spraying out from around the sun.

cloth face masks

Don’t throw that cloth mask away yet—it still works

Sept. 9, 2021

New research finds that washing and drying cotton cloth masks doesn’t reduce their ability to filter out viral particles.

Demonstrators hold up signs at a Stop Abortion Bans rally

Study: Banning abortion would boost maternal mortality by double-digits

Sept. 8, 2021

A nationwide abortion ban would lead to a 21% increase in the number of pregnancy-related deaths overall and a 33% increase among Black women, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.

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