Stock photo showing honey dripping

Scientist calculates ‘stickiness’ of strongly bonded particles

Sept. 15, 2021

New research shows it’s possible to calculate the viscosity of a substance with very strongly bonded particles. The calculation—previously thought impossible—is an important step toward understanding substances with promising potential for everything from quantum computing to clean energy.

CU Boulder's Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building lights up at night

New $25 million research center to study the radio frequency spectrum

Sept. 15, 2021

The new effort, called SpectrumX, will address congestion in a "precious resource" that's key to technologies like mobile broadband, broadcasting and GPS.

Philip Makotyn presenting before the Colorado General Assembly's Joint Technology Committee

Philip Makotyn presents to Colorado General Assembly's Joint Technology Committee

Sept. 13, 2021

Philip Makotyn, executive director the CUbit Quantum Initiative, spoke on Sept. 9 before the Colorado General Assembly's Joint Technology Committee about the quantum ecosystem along Colorado's Front Range.

Jun Ye in his lab at JILA

Jun Ye wins Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Sept. 9, 2021

Ye was cited for his work in developing atomic clocks that are so precise that they would neither gain nor lose one second in roughly 15 billion years.

A BioServe Space Technologies space automated lab incubator

BioServe Space Technologies hits 80 mission milestone

Sept. 2, 2021

When SpaceX CRS-23 launched to the International Space Station on Aug. 29, it carried with it a milestone for CU Boulder: the 80th mission to carry a payload from BioServe Space Technologies.

Graduate student Teyha Stockman, right, shows off her homemade bell cover made from medical mask material that helps decrease aerosol spread on her clarinet

Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

Aug. 27, 2021

While playing musical instruments can emit potentially COVID-19-laden airborne particles, researchers have found that simple safety measures, such as masking instruments, social distancing and implementing time limits, significantly reduce this risk.

Graphic of photons as particles and waves

New quantum 'stopwatch' can improve imaging technologies

Aug. 24, 2021

Engineers have developed the most efficient device to date for counting single photons, or the tiny packets of energy that make up light.

Artist's depiction of three new species of fossil condylarths: From left to right, Conacodon hettingeri, Miniconus jeanninae and Beornus honeyi. (Credit: Banana Art Studio)

Paleontologists discover 3 new species of primitive ungulates

Aug. 17, 2021

The new species, mouse- to cat-sized ancestors of today's hoofed animals like cattle and deer, offer scientists a new window into what the American West looked like just after the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Goldfish swimming in an aquarium

Engineers uncover the secrets of fish fins

Aug. 11, 2021

Want to swim with the fishes? New research unravels what makes fish fins so strong yet flexible at the same time.

Irene Francino Urdaniz works on her spike protein research at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Mutation-mapping tool could yield stronger COVID boosters, universal vaccines

Aug. 10, 2021

Researchers have developed a platform that can quickly identify common mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which could inform the development of more effective booster vaccines and tailored antibody treatments for patients with COVID-19.