electric car graphic

Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

March 27, 2018

Electric vehicles may one day be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road.Read more »
PhD student Hooman Hedayati interacts with hovering robot

Augmented reality enhances robot collaboration

March 23, 2018

CU researchers exploring ways to use augmented reality and robotic technologies in conjunction with each other are finding valuable applications that enhance safety and boost efficiency.Read more »
sea ice extent

Arctic sea ice maximum at second lowest in the satellite record

March 23, 2018

Sea ice over the Arctic Ocean likely reached its maximum extent for the year on March 17, the second lowest in the 39-year satellite record.Read more »
laser methane detector

Laser-based sensing system can detect methane leaks from miles away

March 23, 2018

A new field instrument can quantify methane leaks as tiny as one-quarter of a human exhalation from nearly a mile away.Read more »
Social media apps

Who might be spying on your tweets in the name of science?

March 21, 2018

The majority of Twitter users are unaware that researchers freely collect and analyze their tweets, including deleted ones, in the name of science.Read more »
Person on mobile phone

CANLab looks to technology collaboration to boost pain research, treatment

March 20, 2018

The future of pain assessment may be in an app, as the CU Boulder Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab and Denver-based cliexa, Inc. partner to better treatment strategies for those with chronic pain.Read more »
Flatirons with snow

Rain or snow? Humidity, location can make all the difference

March 20, 2018

A new map of the Northern Hemisphere shows how and why different areas receive snow or rain at near-freezing temperatures.Read more »
McMurdo Dry Valleys

Airborne soot's effect on Antarctica's glaciers

March 16, 2018

Airborne soot produced by wildfires and fossil-fuel combustion and transported to the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica contains levels of black carbon too low to contribute significantly to the melting of local glaciers.Read more »
NASA Van Allen belt

Shoebox-sized cube satellite to study Earth's inner radiation belt

March 14, 2018

A NASA-funded satellite will study the inner radiation belt of Earth's magnetosphere, providing insight into the energetic particles that can disrupt satellites and threaten spacewalking astronauts.Read more »
Deforestation in Madagascar

How cash can promote tropical forest conservation

March 13, 2018

Paying rural villagers to cut down fewer trees boosts conservation not only while the payments are being made but even after they’re discontinued, according to a new CU Boulder study.Read more »

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