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 »
Pilot Dan Hesseliusl with drone aircraft

'Project Drought' taps drones to measure water moisture at Colorado farm

July 28, 2017

CU Boulder engineers, scientists and students are teaming up with Black Swift Technologies to use unmanned aircraft to measure water moisture at a test irrigation farm in Yuma, Colorado.Read more »
a hospital ward

Engineers demonstrate 'germ trap' for hospitals

July 26, 2017

Engineers have demonstrated a simple, cost-effective way for hospitals to use air ventilation to contain the spread of airborne illnesses.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 »
hiroshima mushroom cloud

Researchers to study environmental, human impacts of nuclear war

July 18, 2017

Scientists and students from CU Boulder and Rutgers are calculating the environmental and human impacts of a potential nuclear war using the most sophisticated scientific tools available.Read more »
Chemistry equipment

Research could zap heavy metals out of drug production

July 18, 2017

Oana Luca has won a green chemistry "ignition" grant for her innovative chemistry approach. Her research involves a more sustainable way of creating pharmaceuticals.Read more »
Illustration of scent entering human nose

The architecture of smell: Cracking the code on the least understood sense

July 6, 2017

Professor John Crimaldi, who specializes in fluid mechanics engineering, is helping to develop key technological tools to drive olfactory generators that project virtual reality scents.Read more »
NIST has combined a laser instrument that “combs” the air with a flying multi-copter to scan and map atmospheric gases over kilometer distances.

Laser-combing multi-copter scans for atmospheric gases

June 26, 2017

Researchers from NIST and CU Boulder have demonstrated a new mobile, ground-based system that could scan and map atmospheric gas plumes.Read more »

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