Chaco Canyon petroglyphs

Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

Aug. 8, 2017

As the hullabaloo surrounding the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse swells by day, a CU Boulder faculty members says a petroglyph in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon may represent a total eclipse from a thousand years ago.

Magnesium ingot

A thoroughly modern magnesium process

Aug. 4, 2017

CU Boulder engineers have revamped a World War II-era process for making magnesium that requires half the energy and produces a fraction of the pollution compared to today's leading methods.

researchers at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility

Largest particle physics experiment in North America breaks ground

July 21, 2017

Physics professors Alysia Marino and Eric Zimmerman will participate in North America's largest particle physics project ever.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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