Paper robots created by student at Boulder Public Library makeathon

Paper robots teach kids basic engineering principles

Sept. 21, 2017

CU Boulder researchers are using simple "paper" robots to teach kids basic engineering principles and inspire creativity. Watch the video.

St. Anthony uranium mine in New Mexico

Engineering technique could help clean up lingering radioactive waste

Sept. 14, 2017

CU Boulder engineers are testing a new technique to clean up western Colorado sites contaminated by uranium mining.

Max Armstrong performs prosthetic socket fitting

Students in Focus: Affordable prosthetic system could help amputees worldwide

Sept. 12, 2017

Prompted by an eighth grade robotics project, engineering undergraduate student Peter "Max" Armstrong has been working ever since to create an affordable socket for prosthetic limbs.

Illustration with animals

New museum exhibit to highlight unique ecological relationships

Aug. 23, 2017

Opening Aug. 26, the CU Boulder Museum of Natural History's latest exhibit "Curious Connections in Nature" will reveal unique and important links between organisms.

Green caterpillar eating a green leaf

No microbes? No problem for caterpillars

Aug. 22, 2017

Caterpillars have far less bacteria and fungi inhabiting their guts than other organisms, making them an evolutionary oddity in the animal kingdom.

barren patches of ground known as fairy circles

Solving the ecological mystery of Africa's fairy circles

Aug. 22, 2017

A team of CU Boulder scientists is working to unlock a longstanding ecological mystery: barren patches of ground in Africa's grasslands known as fairy circles.

ice core laboratory

A summer job in sub-zero temperatures

Aug. 15, 2017

This summer, undergraduates have been working in deep freeze conditions, cutting up ice cores to analyze ancient climate information.

fluorescent bacteria

Bacteria have feelings, too

Aug. 14, 2017

For humans, our sense of touch is relayed to the brain via small electrical pulses. But new research shows individual bacteria can feel their external environment in a similar way.

a hospital ward

Engineers demonstrate 'germ trap' for hospitals

July 26, 2017

Engineers have demonstrated a simple, cost-effective way for hospitals to use air ventilation to contain the spread of airborne illnesses.

Planet Mars

Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries

July 18, 2017

A colossal impact with a large asteroid early in Martian history may explain several of the planet's mysteries, including the formation of its moons.