The wreckage of a collapsed building in Turkey

What caused the tragic earthquake in Turkey and Syria, and is California next?

Feb. 14, 2023

A geologist and an engineer discuss what made the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria so devastating, how the region shares similar geology with California and how lessons learned can help the world prepare for the next big one.

Bushbaby in a tree at night

‘Bruiser’ the bushbaby was killed by a dog in South Africa. He isn’t alone

Feb. 9, 2023

A surprising number of primates may be dying on roads and around power lines or from dog attacks in Sub-Saharan Africa. A few simple solutions, such as not leaving food out at night, may help.

View of the Taurus Molecular Cloud

A star is born: Study reveals complex chemistry inside ‘stellar nurseries’

Feb. 6, 2023

The universe's carbon atoms complete a journey that spans eons—forming in the hearts of dying stars, then becoming a part of planets and even living organisms. Now, a team led by CU Boulder scientist Jordy Bouwman has uncovered the chemistry behind one tiny, but critical, step in this process.

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CU research team moves one step closer to printing models of life-like 3D organs

Jan. 26, 2023

A model of your very own kidney made entirely from soft and pliable polymers? Researchers at two CU campuses are on the cusp of 3D printing realistic replicas of human anatomy.

Man wearing blindfold holds up a camera on a walking stick to scan a shelf containing several different brands of cereal.

‘Smart’ walking stick could help visually impaired with groceries, finding a seat

Jan. 19, 2023

For people who are blind or visually impaired, finding the right products in a crowded grocery store can be difficult without help. A team of computer scientists at CU Boulder is trying to change that.

Grasshopper hangs on a twig

Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat! New grasshopper-like material can leap 200 times its own thickness

Jan. 18, 2023

If you plop these thin wafers, made up of several layers of rubber-like material, onto a hot plate, they will begin to warp. Then, suddenly and explosively, they leap into the air.

Researchers conduct water sampling.

Ongoing CU research explores impacts, solutions after Marshall Fire

Dec. 21, 2022

The Marshall Fire spurred researchers—many of them personally affected by the fire—to pivot and apply their expertise to the aftermath. One year later, dozens of ongoing research projects continue to explore the science behind what happened that day, the widespread impacts on people, pets and the environment and how we can mitigate future catastrophes amid a changing climate.

Close up of eyes

Not-so-private eyes: Eye movements hold clues to how we make decisions

Dec. 13, 2022

New findings from mechanical engineers at CU Boulder could, one day, help doctors screen patients for illnesses like depression or Parkinson's Disease.

Artist's depiction of the Orion capsule reentering Earth's atmosphere

What happens to spacecraft when they hit Earth's atmosphere at 25,000 mph?

Dec. 9, 2022

The historic spacecraft soon hit Earth's atmosphere flying at speeds of almost 25,000 mph. CU Boulder aerospace engineer Iain Boyd breaks down what will happen to the capsule, and how NASA will keep it safe on reentry.

Grace Leslie plays the flute in front oof computer screens while a small group of people look on

Can music heal? This artist and researcher wants to find out

Dec. 6, 2022

When Grace Leslie steps onstage, she wears a high-tech cap that transforms the pulses in her body and brain into haunting, hypnotic sounds. She hopes that same kind of musical connection can help people heal.

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