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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
Chaco Canyon petroglyphs

Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

Aug. 8, 2017

As the hullabaloo surrounding the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse swells by day, a CU Boulder faculty members says a petroglyph in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon may represent a total eclipse from a thousand years ago.Read more »
Magnesium ingot

A thoroughly modern magnesium process

Aug. 4, 2017

CU Boulder engineers have revamped a World War II-era process for making magnesium that requires half the energy and produces a fraction of the pollution compared to today's leading methods.Read more »
researchers at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility

Largest particle physics experiment in North America breaks ground

July 21, 2017

Physics professors Alysia Marino and Eric Zimmerman will participate in North America's largest particle physics project ever.Read more »
Computer scientist and professor Dan Szafir with robot

Getting to know your robot

June 20, 2017

Professor Dan Szafir envisions a world where robots have that human touch. He's launched several research initiatives that aim to improve human-robot interactions.Read more »
launching high-altitude balloons

High-altitude balloon experiments could enable hypersonic flight

May 24, 2017

A group of universities led by the CU Boulder Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has received a five year, $7.5 million Department of Defense grant to investigate the extreme altitudes where hypersonic planes would fly.Read more »
an airplane on the runway at boulder municipal airport

Taking flight with ultracold atoms

May 19, 2017

CU Boulder and JILA physicists take laser-cooled atoms airborne as part of an effort to improve aerospace sensing and navigation.Read more »
Distinguished Professor Margaret Murnane and Professor Henry Kapteyn, both of the physics department.

Federal dollars spark aerospace, biotech, laser spin-offs

April 26, 2017

As Congress determines the funding levels for the federal science agencies for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, a new report highlights 102 spin-off companies – three from the University of Colorado Boulder – that demonstrate how investments in basic scientific research benefit the overall economy.Read more »

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