Illustration of NASA's planned Orion Spacecraft (right) docking at the Lunar Gateway (left).

Dark side of the moon holds clues to early universe

Sept. 25, 2018

CU Boulder researchers have proposed a new satellite that would orbit the moon to seek out signals from the cosmic "dark ages."

William Weber

Faculty in Focus: At 99, botanist's love of lichens still going strong

Sept. 17, 2018

Pioneering botanist Professor Emeritus William Weber built CU Boulder's collection of flowering plants, mosses and lichens from the ground up.

Prairie rattlesnake

When it rains, snake bites soar

Sept. 5, 2018

Hikers and trail runners be warned: Rattlesnakes and other venomous reptiles may bite more people during rainy years than in seasons wracked by drought, a new study shows.

scientist with cellulose

Cheers to that: Beer waste transformed into energy-efficient window covering

Aug. 13, 2018

Physicists have developed an insulating gel that they say could coat the windows of habitats in space, allowing the settlers inside to trap and store energy from the sun.

Rychen Ly with student

Students in Focus: 'The Yuccans' bring nature education to Mesa Verde

Aug. 10, 2018

In June, nine students from CU Boulder gave visitors to Mesa Verde National Park an education in yucca plants and other facets of Colorado ecology.

Parker Solar Probe illustration

Here comes the sun: New spacecraft to fly closer than ever before

Aug. 8, 2018

CU Boulder researchers and engineers have played a major role in designing the Parker Solar Probe, one of the "riskiest" NASA missions in decades.

Atom chip

Nobel Prize-winning atomic research debuts in space

Aug. 3, 2018

Research pioneered at JILA is now up and running on a NASA experiment to explore exotic states of matter on the International Space Station.

Heliosphere illustration

The outer limits: New satellite to probe solar system's edges

July 26, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder will soon set their sights on the heliosphere, a massive bubble in space that surrounds our solar system and shields it from incoming radiation.

Robert Peterson

Microscopic trampoline may help create networks of quantum computers

July 16, 2018

A microscopic trampoline could help engineers to overcome a major hurdle for quantum computers, researchers report.

SpaceX Dragon

Latest BioServe space experiments will study cancer, renewable energy

June 28, 2018

Two experiment payloads designed and built at CU Boulder are scheduled to blast off for the International Space Station in the early hours of June 29.

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