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.

Adán Garcia

Class of 2019: Adán Garcia

May 3, 2019

Garcia, graduating with a dual bachelor’s and master’s in ethnic studies and education, has dedicated much of his time at CU Boulder to unraveling Eurocentrism in education.

MAVEN in orbit around Mars

MAVEN sets its sights beyond Mars

April 29, 2019

As NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft enters into a new orbit, researchers reflect on the past and future of this landmark mission that has opened a new window into the evolution of the Red Planet.

Bar magnet

Lasers make magnets behave like fluids

April 18, 2019

Researchers have discovered how magnets recover after being blasted by a laser. It turns out, they act a bit like oil and water in a jar.