New Hubble Observations of Supernova 1987A Reveal Composition of 'Star Guts' Pouring Out

Sept. 2, 2010

Observations made with NASA's newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope of a nearby supernova are allowing astronomers to measure the velocity and composition of "star guts" being ejected into space following the explosion, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.Read more »

CU-Boulder, Montana State and Idaho State Receive $3.85 Million to Study Fire, Climate Change

Sept. 1, 2010

Faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Montana State University, the University of Idaho and collaborators at the U.S. Forest Service received a $3.85 million grant to study fire and climate change in sensitive forests in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.Read more »

CU Faculty Develop New 'Living Wall' Concept to Slash Energy Use

Sept. 1, 2010

A multidisciplinary team of University of Colorado faculty has been awarded $1.97 million by the National Science Foundation to develop a "living wall" system based on biomimicry, or the imitation of nature, to slash energy use in buildings.Read more »

CU Students, Staff Help NASA Decommission Satellite Toting Failed Science Payload

Aug. 31, 2010

University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduates, who have been helping to control five NASA satellites from campus, participated in the unusual decommissioning of a functioning satellite with a failed science payload in recent days, bringing the craft into Earth re-entry to burn up yesterday.Read more »

Study Shows Shrinking Atmospheric Layer Linked to Low Levels of Solar Radiation

Aug. 26, 2010

Large changes in the sun's energy output may drive unexpectedly dramatic fluctuations in Earth's outer atmosphere, new research indicates. A study published today links a recent, temporary shrinking of a high atmospheric layer with a sharp drop in the sun's ultraviolet radiation levels.Read more »

New International Study Shows Some Asteroids Live in Own 'Little Worlds'

Aug. 25, 2010

While the common perception of asteroids is that they are giant rocks lumbering about in orbit, a new study shows they actually are constantly changing "little worlds" that can give birth to smaller asteroids that split off to start their own lives as they circle around the sun.Read more »

New Study Shows How Tortoises, Alligators Thrived in High Arctic Some 50 Million Years Ago

Aug. 24, 2010

A new study of the High Arctic climate roughly 50 million years ago led by the University of Colorado at Boulder helps to explain how ancient alligators and giant tortoises were able to thrive on Ellesmere Island well above the Arctic Circle, even as they endured six months of darkness each year.Read more »

CU-Boulder Selected as Partner in New FAA Commercial Space Transportation Center

Aug. 19, 2010

A team of eight institutions that includes the University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to participate in a newly formed Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation.Read more »

CU-Boulder Team to Assess Air Quality and Respiratory Health Risks Stemming From Gulf Oil Spill

Aug. 19, 2010

Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from Professor Mark Hernandez's environmental engineering lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder will travel to the Gulf Coast this week to begin studying the effect of this summer's oil spill on air quality along impacted shores.Read more »

CU-Boulder Campus, Programs Ranked in Magazine's 2011 'Best Colleges' issue

Aug. 17, 2010

DENVER—University of Colorado campuses and undergraduate programs remain well-regarded at the regional and national levels among public and private universities, according to the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges.Read more »

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