Orit Peleg

How honeybee swarms could shape future building design

Sept. 18, 2018

New research by CU Boulder's Orit Peleg explores how clumps of hundreds of bees stay stable under strain.


A 200-year glimpse into changing human settlement

Sept. 5, 2018

Geographers have created an unprecedented way to track where people have lived in the U.S. since 1810.

E. coli

How to stop an antibiotic-resistant superbug

Sept. 3, 2018

A new genetic therapy could give scientists a crucial leg up in the ongoing battle against deadly superbugs.

Shape shifting material

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Aug. 24, 2018

A square peg in a round hole? No problem. New material developed by CU Boulder engineers can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, and back again.

scientist with cellulose

Cheers to that: Beer waste transformed into energy-efficient window covering

Aug. 13, 2018

Physicists have developed an insulating gel that they say could coat the windows of habitats in space, allowing the settlers inside to trap and store energy from the sun.

Atom chip

Nobel Prize-winning atomic research debuts in space

Aug. 3, 2018

Research pioneered at JILA is now up and running on a NASA experiment to explore exotic states of matter on the International Space Station.

Robert Peterson

Microscopic trampoline may help create networks of quantum computers

July 16, 2018

A microscopic trampoline could help engineers to overcome a major hurdle for quantum computers, researchers report.

Moisture-sensing glove

Wearable technology brings high-tech to mushroom hunting

May 9, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder are exploring how wearable technologies can help people to experience nature as they hunt for fungi.


A surprising new superconductor

May 1, 2018

A CIRES expert and NIST colleagues discover electroplated rhenium's unexpected superconductive characteristics.

Graphic of ones and zeros

New quantum method develops really random numbers

April 16, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and CU Boulder have developed a method for generating numbers guaranteed to be random by quantum mechanics.