Blake Leeper runs in gym

World’s fastest blade runner gets no competitive advantage from prostheses, study shows

Jan. 5, 2022

A new, long-awaited study shows amputee sprinters using running prostheses, or blades, have no clear competitive advantage at the 400-meter distance compared to sprinters with biological legs. The research puts into question sports governing body policies that limit the height of prostheses.

Morteza Lahijanian

How Morteza Lahijanian creates safety, soundness in autonomous systems

Dec. 22, 2021

Lahijanian’s work is at the intersection of safety and soundness in robotics, focusing on developing autonomous systems that operate safely and effectively alongside humans to help improve the well-being of individuals and societies.

Jun Ye and Joe Neguse inspect equipment in the lab

Ultrafast lasers, ultracold atoms and more as Rep. Neguse tours JILA

Dec. 20, 2021

The Colorado congressman's recent visit to the CU Boulder campus came as investments in quantum research have grown across the country and the Centennial State.

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

Research stories from 2021 that will keep on giving in the new year

Dec. 14, 2021

Look back on the year in research at CU Boulder: from custom lullabies to "cute" spacecraft, melting snow in the West and more.

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How is this variant different? 10 omicron questions answered

Dec. 10, 2021

Two CU Boulder scientists discuss what’s different about omicron, why people are watching it closely and what can be done to prevent more variants of concern from emerging.

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CU Boulder team granted $2.56M to transform Earth surface science

Dec. 6, 2021

The National Science Foundation has awarded a highly competitive grant to a team of scientists building OpenEarthScape, a set of models and simulations to help anticipate changes in river flow, beach erosion, landslides and more.

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Keeping the unseen safe: Improving digital privacy for blind people

Dec. 1, 2021

When blind people share photos, there is an added risk they could unknowingly capture information considered private, such as a pregnancy test or a return address. To Assistant Professor Danna Gurari, this shouldn't have to be a concern.

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Scientists win $4 million for efficient battery development

Nov. 3, 2021

A Department of Energy award will help accelerate research into flow batteries, which will help make the electricity grid more reliable and sustainable.

Researcher handles large syringe filled with oxygen microbubbles

CU Boulder spinoff company develops technology that could treat COVID-19 complications

Oct. 20, 2021

After a year when the nation experienced a shortage of mechanical ventilators to help treat patients with severe COVID-19 complications, Professor Mark Borden's company Respirogen presents another treatment option: oxygen microbubbles.

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My Manabe begonia: A personal tribute to Nobel Laureate Syukuro ‘Suki’ Manabe

Oct. 6, 2021

CIRES fellow and Associate Professor Jennifer Kay discusses the influence of Syukuro “Suki” Manabe, who this week was named a Nobel Prize laureate in physics.

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