hogback ridge

The ups and downs of hogback ridges in Colorado

Feb. 23, 2018

A new study sheds light on the formation of Colorado's distinctive hogback ridges, many of which can be seen in Boulder's foothills.Read more »
Person using electronic tablet

Browser extension helps the visually impaired interpret online images

Feb. 9, 2018

Called Caption Crawler, the new technology compiles descriptions of online images for visually impaired computer users.Read more »
electronic skin

New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable

Feb. 9, 2018

A malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read 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.Read more »
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.Read more »

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