Mosquito biting a person.

Scientists develop tool to improve disease model accuracy

May 5, 2020

What can researchers do when their mathematical models of the spread of infectious diseases don’t match real-world data?

The ATLAS Building

ATLAS research helps define the future of human-computer interaction

May 4, 2020

At a time when the field of human-computer interaction is becoming more important than ever, ATLAS researchers are making substantial contributions, recently contributing nine papers and two workshops to the world's leading conference for HCI.

An image showing the Freezer Refrigerator Incubator Device for Galley and Experimentation, or FRIDGE

New FRIDGE could bring real ice cream to space

April 28, 2020

Astronaut ice cream—the crunchy, freeze-dried, pale imitation of the real thing—may have met its match: The International Space Station is getting a real freezer.

A hiker walks past one site of the Great Unconformity near the town of Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Geologists work to piece together Earth’s missing memories

April 27, 2020

A team of geologists is digging into what may be Earth’s most famous case of geologic amnesia.

A CU Boulder team member participates in the Subterranean Challenge

Thrills and nerves at underground drone challenge

April 21, 2020

A CU Boulder team is one of several funded teams in the Subterranean Challenge, a competition launched by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to stimulate and test ideas around autonomous robot use in difficult underground environments.

Wayne Seltzer holding printed parts for face shields

ATLAS makers print face shield parts to help protect medical personnel from the novel coronavirus

April 16, 2020

Joining a grassroots global effort, members of the ATLAS community are 3D-printing face shield parts to help protect local medical personnel from exposure to COVID-19.

The interior of the Super-Kamiokande observatory

Why didn’t the universe annihilate itself? Neutrinos may hold the answer

April 15, 2020

Two physicists are on the hunt for neutrinos, among the most elusive subatomic particles known to science and the possible key to some of the universe’s biggest mysteries.

Detail of paintings from a document called the Grolier Codex.

Solving the case of the lost Maya codex

April 6, 2020

An artifact discovered in 1965 may have been a long-rumored fourth Maya codex. It may also have been a forgery. Archaeologist Gerardo Gutiérrez and his colleagues were on the case.

Cells expressing a nuclear marker

To divide or not to divide? The mother cell may decide

April 2, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder have found that it’s the mother cell that determines if its daughter cells will divide. The finding, explained in a new study out today in Science, sheds new light on the cell cycle using modern imaging technologies, and could have implications for cancer drug therapy treatments.

Rachel Sharpe conducts repairs on a 3D printer.

Labs use 3D printers to create face shield parts for health care workers

April 1, 2020

As coronavirus cases mount in Colorado, 3D printers are roaring back to life on campus to make much-needed equipment for hospitals.

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