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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 »
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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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Engineers, computer scientists team up to improve particle simulations for aerospace, more

Feb. 15, 2017

A $3 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) will allow University of Colorado Boulder researchers to simulate particle behavior to a greater degree than ever before.Read more »
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Newly engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

Feb. 9, 2017

A team of CU Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial with the ability to cool objects under direct sunlight with zero energy and water consumption.Read more »
Professor Alan Weimer, CU Boulder alum Karen Buechler, CU Boulder alum Mike Masterson and Professor Steve George at ALD NanoSolutions in Broomfield, Colorado.

Spinoff company is all in the CU Boulder family

Feb. 7, 2017

With "high-end ethics" a tenet of how they operate, a team of researchers and alumni have put their skill sets together to turn a nano idea — an imperceptibly thin coating that can improve surfaces such as plastics — into a successful technology.Read more »
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The possibilities and limits of using data to predict scientific discoveries

Feb. 3, 2017

CU Boulder researcher Aaron Clauset examines the possibilities and limits of using massive data sets of scientific papers and information on scientific careers to study the social processes that underlie discoveries.Read more »
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Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna

Jan. 20, 2017

New evidence indicates that humans were the primary cause of the Australian megafauna extinction around 45,000 years ago.Read more »
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New agreement with Ball Aerospace to support collaborations, talent pipeline

Jan. 17, 2017

Bolstering their 60-year relationship, Ball Aerospace and CU Boulder this week announced a new agreement designed to make it easier for students and faculty to collaborate on research projects with Ball scientists.Read more »
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The Neanderthal: Smarter than you think

Jan. 3, 2017

Neanderthals get a bad rap. CU archaeologist Paola Villa is helping set the record straight, suggesting Neanderthals were far more nimble intellectually than they get credit for.Read more »
Ancient ruins are seen in part of Chaco Canyon.

Ancient Chaco Canyon population likely relied on imported food

Dec. 29, 2016

The ancient Puebloan people, numbered in the thousands, could not have grown enough food where they lived in New Mexico, likely forcing them to import their sustenance, a CU Boulder scientist has discovered.Read more »

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