Sunset as seen from space

New space instrument to peer at light reflecting from Earth, achieve record accuracy

Nov. 29, 2022

A first-of-its-kind sensor, developed by a team at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, will measure sunlight reflecting from Earth with more accuracy than any instrument in space or on the ground.

Pangolin walks in the dirt

Learning from pangolins and peacocks: Researchers explore next-gen structural materials

Nov. 22, 2022

Scientists from three countries report that materials inspired by nature could one day help engineers design new kinds of solar panels, robots and even coatings for ultra-fast jets.

Panel of Polaris crew members and CU Boulder researchers talk at a campus event

Before the crew of Polaris Dawn heads to space, they came to campus

Nov. 17, 2022

Ahead of the historic space mission, crew members joined CU Boulder researchers Allie Anderson and Torin Clark to talk about how the eye changes in space, experiencing "space motion sickness" and more.

Rocket on a launch pad with trees and antennas in foreground

NASA’s Orion spacecraft now (finally) heading for the moon. What comes next?

Nov. 16, 2022

NASA’s Orion spacecraft blasted off this morning from Florida in the first stage of its 25-day journey to circle the moon and return to Earth. Two CU Boulder scientists talk about what lies in store for the space agency’s ambitious Artemis Program.

Is affirmative action in college admissions on its way out? Expert weighs in

Nov. 10, 2022

CU Boulder researcher Michele Moses talks about the future of affirmative action in higher education and how arguments around college admissions point to deeper divisions in U.S. society.

Smartphone screen showing Twitter logo

From #Freethebird to #Stayandfight: Expert talks the future of Twitter

Nov. 4, 2022

CU Boulder's Casey Fiesler weighs in on why Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter has raised alarm bells among some of the platform's users, and if there's anywhere for them to go.

Colorado State Capitol building

Colorado voters have faith in statewide elections, concerns about the economy

Nov. 2, 2022

A new survey of Coloradans led by CU Boulder finds nearly 71% of residents believe elections in the state will be conducted "fairly and accurately" in 2022.

Protesters carry signs outside the Supreme Court

Will abortion spur more women to vote in November? Expert weighs in

Oct. 28, 2022

With the midterm elections right around the corner, Michaele Ferguson discusses Roe v. Wade, the role gender plays in politics today, how a Republican strategy may or may not work in the purple state of Colorado and more.

Orit Peleg in a protective suit holds up a tray of bees

How many bees can you fit in an X-ray machine? That's not a joke

Oct. 27, 2022

In a new study, a team of engineers from CU Boulder created 3D scans of honeybee swarms using a CT machine. Their images reveal a surprisingly complex system of organization.

Skin cells glow under the microscope

New study shows how to learn the equations of cell migration

Oct. 26, 2022

Mathematicians at CU Boulder are exploring the statistics behind how cells move, and their results could one day help scientists develop new drugs to help people heal faster from wounds.