antibiotic illustration

Chemical synthesis breakthrough holds promise for future antibiotics

Dec. 20, 2018

Chemistry researchers have developed a novel way to synthesize and optimize a naturally-occurring antibiotic compound that could one day be used to fight lethal drug-resistant infections.

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.

A visualization of a quark gluon plasma

Researchers create tiny droplets of early universe matter

Dec. 10, 2018

Scientists have generated an ultra-hot state of matter called a quark gluon plasma in three shapes and sizes: circles, ellipses and triangles.

Carson Bruns holding up tech tattoo

'Chameleon' tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

Dec. 4, 2018

Carson Bruns is working to put body art to use, designing high-tech inks that may one day signal your temperature or changes in blood chemistry.

wind farm in Texas

Coordinated development could help wind farms be better neighbors

Nov. 26, 2018

New research highlights a previously underexplored consequence: a wake effect from upwind wind farms that can reduce the energy production of their downwind neighbors.

A model hand with fingerprint sensors installed

New fingertip sensors to help veterans feel through their prosthetics

Nov. 19, 2018

Engineers are designing new sensors for a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project to create prosthetic limbs with a sense of touch.

Robotic claw demonstration

A robotic helping hand

Nov. 14, 2018

Daniel Szafir's work may pave the way for fleets of automated assistants that will one day help people carry out a range of tasks—from fighting wildfires to building craft projects in the home.

Fire ant

Fire ant colonies could inspire molecular machines, swarming robots

Nov. 5, 2018

Researchers have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts.

An array of radiative cooling modules on the CU Boulder campus.

Engineers scale up a low-cost, energy-saving cooling system

Oct. 26, 2018

CU Boulder engineers have successfully scaled up an innovative water-cooling system capable of providing continuous day-and-night radiative cooling for structures.

arteries

3D bioprinting technique could create artificial blood vessels, organ tissue

Oct. 22, 2018

A new 3D printing technique allows for localized control of an object's firmness, opening up new biomedical avenues that could one day include artificial arteries and organ tissue.

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