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New quantum method develops really random numbers

April 16, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and CU Boulder have developed a method for generating numbers guaranteed to be random by quantum mechanics.

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Future electric cars could recharge wirelessly while you drive

March 27, 2018

Electric vehicles may one day be able to recharge while driving down the highway, drawing wireless power directly from plates installed in the road.

PhD student Hooman Hedayati interacts with hovering robot

Augmented reality enhances robot collaboration

March 23, 2018

CU researchers exploring ways to use augmented reality and robotic technologies in conjunction with each other are finding valuable applications that enhance safety and boost efficiency.

laser methane detector

Laser-based sensing system can detect methane leaks from miles away

March 23, 2018

A new field instrument can quantify methane leaks as tiny as one-quarter of a human exhalation from nearly a mile away.

electronic skin

New malleable 'electronic skin' self-healable, recyclable

Feb. 9, 2018

A malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.

Ronggui Yang and Xiaobo Yin in greenhouse

Greenhouse technology could be the future of food

Jan. 17, 2018

Engineers are developing a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.

soft robot

Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

Jan. 4, 2018

Engineers have developed a new class of soft, electrically activated devices capable of mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles, a major advance in the field of robotics.

researchers with model of robotic small intestine

A robotic small intestine? Researchers are making one

Dec. 4, 2017

A new robotic small intestine under development at CU Boulder has broad-reaching implications for the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments and improved medical training.

Postdoctoral researcher Daniela Vergara

Mapping the genetics of cannabis

Oct. 13, 2017

Daniela Vergara studies the genetic diversity of multiple cannabis varieties in an attempt to shed light on largely unexplored biological questions.

JILA’s three-dimensional (3-D) quantum gas atomic clock

New JILA atomic clock can outperform all predecessors

Oct. 5, 2017

Physicists have created an atomic clock that reaches the same level of precision as its predecessors but is more than 20 times faster, promising dramatically improved measurements and more.

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