Autonomous vehicle using Ninja Car platform

Autonomous vehicle has potential for space exploration

June 26, 2017

Chris Heckman and his students are working to strengthen the decision-making capabilities of autonomous cars. Though mostly focused on Earth-bound activities, the technology platform could one day further space exploration.Read more »
Computer scientist and professor Dan Szafir with robot

Getting to know your robot

June 20, 2017

Professor Dan Szafir envisions a world where robots have that human touch. He's launched several research initiatives that aim to improve human-robot interactions.Read more »
Tethered balloon kite above the trees in Portugal

Global wind-mapping project commences in Portugal

June 1, 2017

An international team that includes CU Boulder researchers has begun the world's largest wind-mapping project in Portugal, in hopes of better understanding wind behavior across the globe.Read more »
launching high-altitude balloons

High-altitude balloon experiments could enable hypersonic flight

May 24, 2017

A group of universities led by the CU Boulder Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has received a five year, $7.5 million Department of Defense grant to investigate the extreme altitudes where hypersonic planes would fly.Read more »
an airplane on the runway at boulder municipal airport

Taking flight with ultracold atoms

May 19, 2017

CU Boulder and JILA physicists take laser-cooled atoms airborne as part of an effort to improve aerospace sensing and navigation.Read more »
A passenger jet aloft

Frequent flyers beware: Radiation risk may be on the rise

May 9, 2017

A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming Earthward from space may increase a bit in the next few years as the activity of our sun decreases, says a CU Boulder professor.Read more »
Distinguished Professor Margaret Murnane and Professor Henry Kapteyn, both of the physics department.

Federal dollars spark aerospace, biotech, laser spin-offs

April 26, 2017

As Congress determines the funding levels for the federal science agencies for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, a new report highlights 102 spin-off companies – three from the University of Colorado Boulder – that demonstrate how investments in basic scientific research benefit the overall economy.Read more »
2017 New Venture Challenge Championships

Sports film-editing software, adjustable prosthesis socket among NVC 9 Championship winners

April 7, 2017

Give & Go, an automated film-editing platform for sports teams and coaches, took home top honors at the New Venture Challenge (NVC) Championship on Thursday night, winning first place in the annual event that showcases entrepreneurial innovation from across campus.Read more »
"smart" threads that change color based on certain stimuli

When unstable technology is a good thing

March 13, 2017

Life is messy, and mostly we use technology to keep it tidy. But is there a place for technology that embraces messiness and unpredictability? Yes, and it's in the ATLAS Institute.Read more »
a wind turbine

Engineers set to create membranes for next-generation battery technologies

March 8, 2017

A $3 million Department of Energy grant will help CU Boulder researchers create better membranes for use in efficient cost-effective battery components for large-scale energy storage.Read more »

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