Presidential emergency alert message

National emergency alerts potentially vulnerable to attack

June 20, 2019

New research shows that hackers, working with limited resources, could send fake emergency alerts to cell phones in a confined area like a sports stadium.

(Credit NASA)

Meteors help Martian clouds form

June 17, 2019

Researchers think they’ve solved the long-standing mystery of how Mars got all of its clouds.

Sunspots appear on the surface of Earth's sun.

The sun may have a dual personality, simulations suggest

June 11, 2019

A deep dive into the sun's interior provides new clues to the forces that govern that star's internal clock.

CU-STARs student volunteer helps child look through telescope

Inflatable planetarium lets Colorado kids explore the cosmos

June 11, 2019

The CU-STARs program brings an inflatable planetarium with cool technological effects across Colorado to help school children learn from college students about the wonders of the cosmos.

An artist's depiction of a superflare on an alien star.

Rare ‘superflares’ could one day threaten Earth

June 10, 2019

New research shows that the sun could experience a massive burst of energy called a superflare sometime in the next several thousand years.

Microscopic view of light bending around a big atom

Scientists offer designer ‘big atoms’ on demand

May 29, 2019

Physicists report they can build and control particles that behave like tiny atoms with a precision never seen before.

Gregory Formosa inspects Endoculus

A robot may one day perform your colonoscopy

May 28, 2019

CU Boulder researchers are taking a page from “The Magic School Bus” and journeying inside the human body using a new, versatile robot to navigate the squishy and often-unpredictable terrain of the intestine.

U.S. Army Rangers parachute from a plane

Students pitch ideas to thwart national security threats

May 10, 2019

At a recent event, students shared their ideas for how the U.S. Armed Forces can keep up with an increasingly connected world—from a strategy for resupplying ships using autonomous capsules to a device that detects GPS jamming signals.

Woman standing with walker

Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

With a new prototype under their belts, four students are just getting started in their mission to bring the walker into the 21st century.


Constellation of weather satellites to cover the globe

May 3, 2019

Want more accurate weather forecasts? You’re in luck: Last month, the first in a planned fleet of satellites launched that will one day record weather data at every point on the globe every 15 minutes.