Flooding damage

Flood, fire preparations could save U.S. billions of dollars

Jan. 10, 2019

Communities that act now to protect themselves from future natural disasters can save as much as $11 for every $1 spent, according to new research.

Mice galaxies

‘Missing’ galactic mergers come to light with new technique

Jan. 8, 2019

Galaxy mergers aren’t always easy for astronomers to spot. Now, scientists from CU Boulder have developed a new technique for finding these cosmic couplings.

Ultima Thule

New Horizons goes beyond the known world

Jan. 7, 2019

Scientists from CU Boulder are part of a team exploring an icy minor planet called Ultima Thule—the farthest object that any spacecraft has ever visited.

Senior Kenzy O'Neill makes an adjustment to his team's safecracking robot.

Safecracking class teaches engineering skills, ethical hacking

Dec. 17, 2018

Students in a new class offered by the ATLAS Institute are stretching their technological and design skills by taking on a challenge straight from a heist movie.

A visualization of a quark gluon plasma

Researchers create tiny droplets of early universe matter

Dec. 10, 2018

Scientists have generated an ultra-hot state of matter called a quark gluon plasma in three shapes and sizes: circles, ellipses and triangles.

International Space Station

Health experiments launch for space station

Dec. 6, 2018

Four experiments supported by BioServe Space Technologies blasted off en route to the International Space Station this week.

Carson Bruns holding up tech tattoo

'Chameleon' tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

Dec. 4, 2018

Carson Bruns is working to put body art to use, designing high-tech inks that may one day signal your temperature or changes in blood chemistry.

OSIRIS-REx

Taking the measure of an asteroid

Dec. 3, 2018

CU Boulder researchers are playing an important role in a NASA mission to grab a piece of an asteroid and return it to Earth.

MinXSS-2 CubeSat

Small satellites tackle big scientific questions

Nov. 15, 2018

Two CubeSats designed by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) will launch later this month to investigate the physics of the sun and its impact on life on Earth.

Robotic claw demonstration

A robotic helping hand

Nov. 14, 2018

Daniel Szafir's work may pave the way for fleets of automated assistants that will one day help people carry out a range of tasks—from fighting wildfires to building craft projects in the home.

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