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Not just a fluke: Learning more about trematode infection

May 23, 2024

A CU Boulder researchers find certain parasites congregate in certain parts of amphibians’ bodies, often to dire physical consequences.

attendees at the NSF Quantum Showcase on Capitol Hill

JILA participates in inaugural showcase on Capitol Hill

May 22, 2024

JILA, a joint institute between CU Boulder and NIST, was represented at the inaugural NSF Quantum Showcase on Capitol Hill. Attending were Professor Heather Lewandowski and graduate student Qizhong Liang, a member of Jun Ye’s research group.

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CU Boulder pioneers culturally sensitive AI solutions for disasters

May 10, 2024

Amir Behzadan, professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, hosted a workshop where participants were introduced to human-centered AI applications in disaster management and encouraged to work toward ways to adopt AI-informed solutions.

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New methods help solve a problem when taking ultra-precise measurements

May 3, 2024

Precisely measuring the energy states of individual atoms has been a historical challenge for physicists because of the tendency for atoms to recoil. In a new paper, JILA and NIST Fellows Ana Maria Rey and James Thompson, JILA Fellow Murray Holland, and their teams proposed a way to overcome this problem.

U.S. National Sled Hockey Team member participating in a research study at CU Boulder

The science of sled hockey: Team USA partners with CU Boulder physiologists

May 2, 2024

Members of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team are working with CU researchers on a project that could ultimately improve performance and reduce injury for hockey players with lower-limb amputations or impairments.

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Fighting infection with some help from bacteria

April 30, 2024

A CU Boulder-led study of sunflowers shows their genes relate to the abundance of bacteria associated with resistance against one of the pathogens that causes white mold.

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Robots can’t outrun animals (yet). A new study explores why

April 29, 2024

Researchers examined data from dozens of studies and found that, in almost all cases, animals could beat their robot counterparts in a footrace. CU Boulder roboticist Kaushik Jayaram hopes the study will inspire engineers to learn how to build more adaptable robots.

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How spicy can mustard get? Depends on the soil

April 24, 2024

A new CU Boulder study finds microbes in soil may influence the flavor of mustard seeds, adding to our understanding of the many ways soil microbes can influence plants.

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Microbiology as meditation: The Living Matter Lab

April 16, 2024

The Living Matter Lab at the ATLAS Institute considers the concept of time through the lens of microbiology and the emerging field of biological human-computer interaction, which combines living materials and digital technologies.

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CU Boulder to celebrate World Quantum Day April 14

April 11, 2024

Take part in World Quantum Day by learning more about CU Boulder’s prowess in quantum research and innovation, comprising science and technology advances, real-world impacts and more.