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 »
Rendering of Cassini diving into Saturn's rings

CU Boulder scientists ready for Cassini mission grand finale

Sept. 13, 2017

After a highly successful mission, the Cassini spacecraft will give up Saturn's last secrets to CU Boulder scientists before disintegrating in the planet's dense atmosphere Sept. 15.Read more »
Drones at Pawnee National Grassland

New swarming drone technology could help find lost hikers, study wildlife

Sept. 6, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed an advanced drone "swarming" technology that allows a single pilot to operate multiple unmanned aircraft for a variety of missions.Read more »
Participants of INSPIRE conference

Building education satellites: CU Boulder leads international team

Aug. 22, 2017

CU Boulder has joined forces with universities and space agencies from around the world in an international effort to design and build small satellites as a way to train future scientists and engineers.Read more »
Mesa Verde cliff dwellings

Ancient DNA used to track abandonment of Mesa Verde in 13th century

Aug. 10, 2017

Ancient DNA used to track the exodus of Pueblo people from Colorado's Mesa Verde region in the late 13th century indicates many wound up in the northern Rio Grande area of New Mexico.Read more »
Chaco Canyon petroglyphs

Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

Aug. 8, 2017

As the hullabaloo surrounding the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse swells by day, a CU Boulder faculty members says a petroglyph in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon may represent a total eclipse from a thousand years ago.Read more »
an illustration of the TSIS spacecraft instruments

$90 million solar instruments head to Florida for launch

Aug. 4, 2017

A solar instrument package designed and built by CU Boulder, considered a key tool to help monitor the planet's climate, has arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a targeted November launch.Read more »
Pilot Dan Hesseliusl with drone aircraft

'Project Drought' taps drones to measure water moisture at Colorado farm

July 28, 2017

CU Boulder engineers, scientists and students are teaming up with Black Swift Technologies to use unmanned aircraft to measure water moisture at a test irrigation farm in Yuma, Colorado.Read more »
hiroshima mushroom cloud

Researchers to study environmental, human impacts of nuclear war

July 18, 2017

Scientists and students from CU Boulder and Rutgers are calculating the environmental and human impacts of a potential nuclear war using the most sophisticated scientific tools available.Read more »

TIP SHEET: CU Boulder planetary scientist can talk about Juno mission, flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

July 10, 2017

Professor Fran Bagenal of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) can talk about tonight’s flyby of NASA’s Juno spacecraft over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.Read more »