Graphic that pinpoints the hundreds of voting districts in the state, then connects them with lines to form borders.

Can math make redistricting more fair?

Sept. 30, 2021

Politicians have long used the process of redistricting to cut their opponents out of power, or even disenfranchise nonwhite voters. Jeanne Clelland says math can help.

CU Hyperloop team members stand in a hole during the competition

Students break new ground in Hyperloop challenge

Sept. 27, 2021

In September, engineering students traveled to the desert outside of Las Vegas to put their design for a boring machine, part mole and part robot, to the test.

Electronics light up on a dog-like robot

CU Boulder team takes home $500,000 in international underground robotics competition

Sept. 24, 2021

During this four-day event, CU Boulder's team MARBLE sent two rolling and two dog-like robots into an underground maze to seek out "artifacts" like lost cell phones, helmets and even gas leaks.

Artist's depiction of a hot Jupiter orbiting its home star

New cereal box-sized satellite to explore alien planets

Sept. 23, 2021

For years, many scientists didn't think that CubeSats, or unusually small spacecraft, could take on serious science questions. Now, for the first time, a NASA-funded CubeSat mission will explore planets orbiting far-away stars.

Graphic showing a laser heating up thin bars of silicon

Cool it: Nano-scale discovery could help prevent overheating in electronics

Sept. 20, 2021

When you shrink down to very small scales, heat doesn't always behave the way you think it should. New findings from the nano realm could help researchers gain a better handle on the flow of heat in electronic devices.

Artist's depiction of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun. (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University APL)

Researchers led by undergraduate discover river of dust around the sun

Sept. 9, 2021

Anna Pusack was an undergraduate studying astrophysics when she helped to discover a surprising phenomenon: a previously-unknown class of dust spraying out from around the sun.

Stephen Graham Jones (Photo credit: Gary Isaacs)

Stephen Graham Jones reflects on latest slasher novel

Aug. 31, 2021

“What slashers do is they carve into the world and balance the scales of justice," says horror writer and CU Boulder Professor Stephen Graham Jones. His newest book, "My Heart is a Chainsaw," is in bookstores now.

Pointed tool made from elephant bones seen from both sides

Ancient humans turned elephant remains into a surprising array of bone tools

Aug. 30, 2021

Humans living about 400,000 years ago produced an unprecedented diversity of elephant bone tools, including pointed tools for carving meat and wedge-shaped tools for cracking open large femurs and other long bones.

Graphic of photons as particles and waves

New quantum 'stopwatch' can improve imaging technologies

Aug. 24, 2021

Engineers have developed the most efficient device to date for counting single photons, or the tiny packets of energy that make up light.

A panorama of the Grand Canyon

Geologists dig into Grand Canyon’s mysterious gap in time

Aug. 23, 2021

Hundreds of millions of years' worth of rocks have gone missing from the Grand Canyon's geologic record. Geologists are trying to discover why.