NIST Boulder

NIST adds nearly $2 billion in economic contributions to Maryland and Colorado

The National Institute of Standards and Technology added nearly $2 billion in combined economic contributions across Maryland and Colorado in fiscal year 2016, a Leeds School study has found.Read more »
Professor Tiara Na'puti

CU Boulder professor testifies before U.N. committee on Guam

Oct. 4, 2017

Professor Tiara Na'puti, a member of the indigenous Chamorro people of Guam, testified before a United Nations committee this week calling for its help in hastening decolonization of the beleaguered island.Read more »
Researcher works in the lab

Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics

Oct. 4, 2017

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella.Read more »
This miniature microscope allows researchers to see inside the living brain.

CU researchers win prestigious $2 million grant for brain study

Oct. 3, 2017

CU Anschutz and CU Boulder scientists will refine and expand use of their unique miniature microscope as part of a National Institutes of Health initiative to revolutionize understanding of the brain.Read more »
business school

Leeds Business Confidence Index reports overall positive expectations, but cooling optimism ahead of Q4

Oct. 2, 2017

Business confidence fell ahead of the fourth quarter, reflecting lower expectations for the end of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, despite all individual components remaining in positive territory.Read more »
MAVEN martian aurora

MAVEN observes large solar storm that sparked global aurora on Mars

Sept. 29, 2017

An unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by NASA missions, including the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft.Read more »
High school boys huddle during football game

Why is high school football participation declining?

Sept. 27, 2017

The number of high schoolers playing American football grew steadily from 1998 to 2009 but then began a notable decline that's likely to continue, according to CU Boulder Professor Roger Pielke.Read more »
A baby gets a vaccine

Twitter a hotbed of anti-vaccine sentiment, finds CU Boulder study

Sept. 27, 2017

Negative sentiment about vaccines is alive and growing in social media, according to an expansive study designed to examine the prevalence and geographic clustering of online viewpoints.Read more »
PhET program being used in Cambodia

CU Boulder's PhET recognized for innovation in STEM education

Sept. 26, 2017

PhET Interactive Simulations is one of six winners of the WISE Award, recognizing innovative educational projects that address challenges and bring transformative societal change.Read more »
Karen Chin excavates fossilized dinosaur feces at Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as side dish

Sept. 21, 2017

A surprising CU Boulder study shows giant, plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah snacked on crustaceans, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities.Read more »

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