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.

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.

superconductor

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.

electric car graphic

Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

March 27, 2018

Electric vehicles may one day be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road.

PhD student Hooman Hedayati interacts with hovering robot

Augmented reality enhances robot collaboration

March 23, 2018

CU researchers exploring ways to use augmented reality and robotic technologies in conjunction with each other are finding valuable applications that enhance safety and boost efficiency.

laser methane detector

Laser-based sensing system can detect methane leaks from miles away

March 23, 2018

A new field instrument can quantify methane leaks as tiny as one-quarter of a human exhalation from nearly a mile away.

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.

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.

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