PufferBot approaches a bystander with its shield extended.

Pufferfish-inspired robot could improve drone safety

Oct. 21, 2020

Drone crashes are becoming more common than ever before. Engineers at the ATLAS Institute have built a robot that comes with its own inflatable "airbag."

Playing French horn with a mask

Aerosol research instrumental in getting musicians back to playing safely

Oct. 14, 2020

A CU Boulder research team of scientists and musicians seeks to find out how musical ensembles around the world can continue to safely perform music together during the pandemic.

Daniela Vergara

Cannabis data lacking, but machine learning could help fill the gap

Sept. 28, 2020

An array of little-known chemicals present in marijuana can interact to influence the taste, smell and effect of each unique strain. But, according to new research, the cannabis industry seldom tests for those compounds and knows little about them.

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CU Boulder to become national center of cryoelectron tomography

Sept. 24, 2020

With a National Institutes of Health grant, CU Boulder will be a leader in cryoelectron tomography, a technology that helps visualize in 3-D the fine-structure of intact cells and tissues.

Person taking a saliva test at CU Boulder

Dorm sewage, vials of saliva and a state-of-the-art new lab: Inside CU’s COVID-19 testing plan

Sept. 11, 2020

With millions of students returning in the fall, college and university administrators across the country faced an unprecedented challenge this summer: Devise a plan for controlling an airborne virus, easily spread by people with no symptoms, in an environment where thousands of socially active young adults live in close quarters.

Graduate student Megan Caruso monitors data from an eye-tracking program that can follow a subject's attention as they learn or

New $20 million center to bring artificial intelligence into the classroom

Aug. 26, 2020

A new effort will explore the role that artificial intelligence may play in the future of education and workforce development.

JILA building with the Flatirons in the background

New $115 million quantum systems accelerator to pioneer quantum technologies for discovery science

Aug. 26, 2020

The center will forge the technological solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world.

Maintenance worker viewed through a ventilation fan.

Why better ventilation is key to limiting COVID-19 spread on campus

Aug. 19, 2020

As students return to campus, a mostly behind-the-scenes team of university staff and scientists has been working to make sure that the air they breathe will be as safe as possible.

Molecular, cellular and developmental biology graduate student Quing Yang examines samples as part of the process of a rapid, portable saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes in the Sawyer lab at the Biofrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder . (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Webinars dig into the research shaping CU Boulder's COVID-19-ready campus

Aug. 18, 2020

Learn what we know about COVID-19 from some of CU Boulder's top researchers and operational experts, and how they're helping put science into practice for a safer return. Full recordings of the in-depth discussions from a recent webinar series are available.

Jaylon McGhee

Grad student advancing the aerodynamics of wind turbines

Aug. 18, 2020

Jaylon McGhee is researching next-generation wind turbine designs through a prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship.

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