Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin in greenhouse

Greenhouse technology could be the future of food

Jan. 17, 2018

Engineers are developing a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.

soft robot

Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Jan. 4, 2018

Engineers have developed a new class of soft, electrically activated devices capable of mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles, a major advance in the field of robotics.

researchers with model of robotic small intestine

A robotic small intestine? Researchers are making one

Dec. 4, 2017

A new robotic small intestine under development at CU Boulder has broad-reaching implications for the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments and improved medical training.

Postdoctoral researcher Daniela Vergara

Mapping the genetics of cannabis

Oct. 13, 2017

Daniela Vergara studies the genetic diversity of multiple cannabis varieties in an attempt to shed light on largely unexplored biological questions.

JILA’s three-dimensional (3-D) quantum gas atomic clock

New JILA atomic clock can outperform all predecessors

Oct. 5, 2017

Physicists have created an atomic clock that reaches the same level of precision as its predecessors but is more than 20 times faster, promising dramatically improved measurements and more.

Karen Chin excavates fossilized dinosaur feces at Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as side dish

Sept. 21, 2017

A surprising CU Boulder study shows giant, plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah snacked on crustaceans, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities.

Drones at Pawnee National Grassland

New swarming drone technology could help find lost hikers, study wildlife

Sept. 6, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed an advanced drone "swarming" technology that allows a single pilot to operate multiple unmanned aircraft for a variety of missions.

fluorescent bacteria

Bacteria have feelings, too

Aug. 14, 2017

For humans, our sense of touch is relayed to the brain via small electrical pulses. But new research shows individual bacteria can feel their external environment in a similar way.

an illustration of a nucleosome

Microbe may explain evolutionary origins of DNA folding

Aug. 10, 2017

A new study uncovers surprising similarities in the ways that multicellular organisms fold their DNA.

Mesa Verde cliff dwellings

Ancient DNA used to track abandonment of Mesa Verde in 13th century

Aug. 10, 2017

Ancient DNA used to track the exodus of Pueblo people from Colorado's Mesa Verde region in the late 13th century indicates many wound up in the northern Rio Grande area of New Mexico.

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