Wind turbine blades being installed

'Morphing' wind turbine goes up near Boulder

Oct. 8, 2018

CU Boulder's Lucy Pao and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) are testing whether turbine blades inspired by palm trees can give wind power an edge.

Coal mine

CU researchers go deep, design drones for subterranean search and rescue

Oct. 2, 2018

The race is on: Researchers from CU Boulder, CU Denver and Scientific Systems Company Inc. have partnered to design drones that can explore underground environments such as subway tunnels, mines and caves.

Graphic of Earth's interior

A wrench in Earth's engine

Oct. 1, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder report that they may have solved a geophysical mystery, pinning down the likely cause of a phenomenon that resembles a wrench in the engine of the planet.

Juliet Gopinath

CU Boulder to pursue new quantum chip

Sept. 26, 2018

With funding from the National Science Foundation, Juliet Gopinath will work to bring together engineers and physicists to design better tools for quantum computing.

Orit Peleg

How honeybee swarms could shape future building design

Sept. 18, 2018

New research by CU Boulder's Orit Peleg explores how clumps of hundreds of bees stay stable under strain.

Shape shifting material

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Aug. 24, 2018

A square peg in a round hole? No problem. New material developed by CU Boulder engineers can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, and back again.

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.


A surprising new superconductor

May 1, 2018

A CIRES expert and NIST colleagues discover electroplated rhenium's unexpected superconductive characteristics.