Mushroom cloud expands over ocean

Scientists explore how to protect fisheries, food supply in event of nuclear war

Nov. 9, 2020

Well-managed, healthy fisheries could serve as an important source of food for people around the world in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, a new study finds.

An "electronic skin" device bends in a curve.

'Electronic skin' promises cheap and recyclable alternative to wearable devices

Nov. 6, 2020

Electronic skin has long been a staple of science fiction, from "The Terminator" to "Star Trek." A team at CU Boulder is working to make it a reality.

A roll of voting stickers next to a sign reading "voting day"

Election Day math: New study probes how people make decisions

Oct. 29, 2020

Social groups with a mix of hasty and more deliberate decision-makers may have the best chance of making the right choices, according to new mathematical research.

An image of the lunar surface partially in shadow.

Tiny moon shadows may harbor hidden stores of ice

Oct. 26, 2020

Finding the ingredients for a hot shower on the moon may have gotten a lot easier, new research suggests.

PufferBot approaches a bystander with its shield extended.

Pufferfish-inspired robot could improve drone safety

Oct. 21, 2020

Drone crashes are becoming more common than ever before. Engineers at the ATLAS Institute have built a robot that comes with its own inflatable "airbag."

Artist's depiction of the SPRITE CubeSat orbiting Earth.

New CubeSat will observe the remnants of massive supernovas

Oct. 19, 2020

A new space mission will seek to better understand a time in the early universe when the first stars lived fast and hard, burning out and going supernova in the span of a few million years.

Artist's depiction of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft swooping toward Bennu to collect a sample of material from the asteroid's surface.

Scientists peer inside an asteroid

Oct. 8, 2020

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft rendezvoused with the asteroid Bennu in late 2018. Now, researchers think they know what this chunk of space debris is like on the inside.

Artist's depiction of the DAPPER satellite in orbit around the moon.

A roadmap for science on the moon

Sept. 30, 2020

Scientists at CU Boulder have laid out a roadmap for a decade of scientific research at the moon. Teams from the university will participate in four upcoming or proposed space missions that seek to use the moon as a unique laboratory for peering back to the dawn of the cosmos.

Artist's depiction of a magnetar with magnetic field lines emerging from its surface.

Astrophysicist probes cosmic 'dark matter detector'

Sept. 29, 2020

CU Boulder's Jeremy Darling believes that a distant and powerful collapsed star could help scientists to unlock the secrets of dark matter.

Stacked photo of fireflies flashing in a forest.

In the Smoky Mountains, thousands of fireflies flash in unison; researchers want to know how

Sept. 23, 2020

Ever wonder why some fireflies flash in harmony? New research sheds light on this beautiful phenomenon and strives to understand how relatively simple insects manage to coordinate such feats of synchronization.

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