Wil Srubar

It’s alive! ‘Frankenstein’ materials could revolutionize building construction

May 16, 2019

CU Boulder engineers are creating living hybrid building materials that exhibit both structural and biological function.

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.

Lupita Montoya and Aaron Lamplugh

Colorado nail salon workers face chronic air pollution, elevated cancer risk

May 7, 2019

Colorado nail salon employees face increased health risks due to high levels of indoor airborne pollutants akin to an oil refinery or an auto garage.

Engineering building on campus

$1 million imaging system opens world of research at engineering college, across campus

April 23, 2019

A new and unique high-resolution X-ray microtomography imaging system at the College of Engineering & Applied Science will enhance research, not only in engineering but in the fields of archaeology, geology and medicine.

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.

Optical tweezers

Optical tweezers achieve new feats of capturing atoms

April 2, 2019

Researchers show that they can trap and load lone atoms into large grids with an efficiency unmatched by current methods.

Carson Bruns holds up CU stencil and tech tattoo on pig skin

Tattoos go high-tech

Color-changing tattoos? Nanotechnology research at CU Boulder could lead to new ways in the future to protect against skin cancer or simply increase the ‘wow’ factor of body art.

Color change

Underwater creatures inspire shape-shifting, color-changing materials

March 5, 2019

New research from CU Boulder focuses on how light can manipulate the shape of man-made materials by emulating these amazing cephalopods.

Lights from space

Popular network theory debunked

March 4, 2019

A new study debunks a popular, two-decade-old theory about the shape of networks.

Senior Kenzy O'Neill makes an adjustment to his team's safecracking robot.

Safecracking class teaches engineering skills, ethical hacking

Dec. 17, 2018

Students in a new class offered by the ATLAS Institute are stretching their technological and design skills by taking on a challenge straight from a heist movie.

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