Study Shows Wind Turbines on Farmlands May Benefit Crops

Dec. 16, 2010

Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and drier, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air and soil.

CU Sources on Earmarks, Health Care Law, Wal-Mart Lawsuit and Other Issues

Dec. 15, 2010

NEWS TIP SHEET CU Sources on Earmarks, Health Care Law, Wal-Mart Lawsuit and Other Issues

Elevated Zinc Concentrations in Colorado Waterway Likely a Result of Climate Change

Dec. 15, 2010

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado's Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

High-Tech Software and Unmanned Planes Allow Scientists to Keep Tabs on Arctic Seals

Dec. 14, 2010

A novel project using cameras mounted on unmanned aircraft flying over the Arctic is serving double duty by assessing the characteristics of declining sea ice and using the same aerial photos to pinpoint seals that have hauled up on ice floes.

Music and Caroling an Important Part of Holiday Celebrations, Says CU Professor

Dec. 13, 2010

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicologist and director of the American Music Research Center in the University of Colorado at Boulder's College of Music.

CU-Boulder Professor Waleed Abdalati Named Chief Scientist at NASA

Dec. 13, 2010

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has selected University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Waleed Abdalati to serve as the agency's chief scientist effective Jan. 3 for a two-year appointment.

Slow, Steady Growth for Colorado Economy In 2011, CU-Boulder Forecast Predicts

Dec. 6, 2010

Colorado's economy will experience slow, steady growth in 2011, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado at Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

CU-NASA Research Center to Study Sun's Effects on Earth's Climate

Nov. 29, 2010

The University of Colorado at Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., today announced the formation of a new collaborative research center dedicated to the study of the sun's effect on Earth's climate.

Online Science Project Launched by CU Nobel Laureate Receives $2.5 Million to Enhance Middle School Science

Nov. 29, 2010

Two students tweak the ramp of a skateboarder in Energy Skate Park, sending her on a steep track that ends in a wild loop. They measure the energy of her motion as she goes. The skate park may sound like an after-school hangout, but it's a cutting-edge computer simulation that -- along with animated cousins like Electric Field Hockey and John Travoltage -- is a boon to students and science teachers alike.

'Gender Gap' in Physics Exams Reduced by Simple Writing Exercise, CU-Boulder Team Finds

Nov. 25, 2010

Women are underrepresented and on average perform more poorly than men in introductory physics. But a recent study finds that this gap arises predominantly from differential preparation prior to college and psychological factors, rather than differences in ability.

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