An illustration of 'quantum squeezing'

Scientists develop new, faster method for seeking out dark matter

Feb. 12, 2021

Researchers from JILA, Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley, have used an innovative technique called "quantum squeezing" to dramatically speed up the search for one candidate for dark matter in the lab.

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New wearable device turns the body into a battery

Feb. 10, 2021

A team of engineers has developed a new device that you can wear like a ring or bracelet and that harvests energy from your own body heat.

A gypsum crystal

New kinds of liquid crystals resemble solid crystals, could improve computer and TV displays

Feb. 10, 2021

New kinds of liquid crystals developed at CU Boulder resemble gypsum or lazulite crystals—except they flow like fluids.

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Horse remains reveal new insights into how Native peoples raised horses

Feb. 4, 2021

When a Utah couple dug up the remains of a horse near the city of Provo, researchers suspected that they may have discovered an animal that lived during the last Ice Age. New results suggest a different story.

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Drum circle research envisions enjoyable remote jamming experiences

Jan. 20, 2021

Long before the pandemic sent people scrambling into isolation, musicians longed to jam virtually with others across the globe. But online jamming isn’t feasible because of latency, the tiny delay that occurs when data travels from one point to the next.

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Philosopher, scientists propose new way to categorize minerals

Jan. 12, 2021

A CU Boulder philosopher and planetary scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science argue that the existing system of mineral classification fails to account for mineral evolution.

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10 research discoveries from 2020 you won’t want to miss

Dec. 17, 2020

From diving Neanderthals to saliva-based COVID-19 tests, we remember the year in research at CU Boulder.

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Students can now access, study quantum science from wherever

Dec. 15, 2020

CU Boulder’s CUbit and ColdQuanta together have made the Bose-Einstein lab available on the cloud.

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How commercial vessels could become tsunami early-warning systems

Dec. 10, 2020

If a tsunami formed along the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of Oregon, residents might have just 20 to 30 minutes to get to safety. Scientists have proposed a new forecasting system that could provide seaside towns with critical early warnings.

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Building artificial intelligence to study the sun

Dec. 9, 2020

CU Boulder researchers are leading a $496,000 grant to design an artificial intelligence system to better forecast solar magnetic eruptions on the sun.