A powerful green laser helps visualize the aerosol plumes from a toilet when it’s being flushed. Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)

CU scientists shine a light on what comes up when you flush

Dec. 8, 2022

A new visualization of pathogen exposure risk in public bathrooms also provides a methodology to help reduce it.

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.

smoke stacks

Is the future of carbon-capture technology electrochemistry?

Nov. 21, 2022

Electrically activating chemicals could help remove carbon dioxide from the air, CU Boulder researchers have found.


International research team cracks chemical code on how iodine helps form clouds

Nov. 14, 2022

This molecular link within iodine’s atmospheric interactions can be added to global atmospheric and climate models to help scientists better understand its environmental impacts.

Students work with chembot

Interdisciplinary team receives $1.8M for audacious robot-building project

Nov. 11, 2022

Robots help build cars, fly planes, fight wars and provide health care; they play a role in countless industries, but for the most part, they don't work in chemistry labs. A team of CU Boulder scientists plans to change that.

Johnny Hergert and Camila Uzcategui

$1.3M investment latest milestone for CU Boulder startup

Nov. 10, 2022

Vitro3D, a startup founded by CU Boulder doctoral students, just closed its first investment round of $1.3 million. The venture involves novel, high-speed volumetric 3D printing technology with potential applications in industries such as dental, medical and drug development.

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.

JILA building with the Flatirons in the background.

Lockheed Martin, CUbit Quantum Initiative formalize quantum partnership

Nov. 2, 2022

CU Boulder's CUbit Quantum Initiative has announced Lockheed Martin as the latest industry quantum leader to become a CUbit Innovation Partner.

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.

nuclear fusion

CU Boulder joins national effort to advance nuclear fusion research

Oct. 27, 2022

As part of $15 million Department of Energy project, applied mathematicians aim to employ new, novel methods to improve the physics models needed to better understand and sustain fusion.