a bank of supercomputing equipment

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 »
researchers using an MRI scanner

MRI modeling shows how pain is all in the brain

Feb. 14, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed a functional MRI-based model that identifies brain activity patterns involved in varied pain experiences.Read more »
CU boulder researchers demonstrating their newly engineered material

Newly engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

Feb. 9, 2017

A team of University of Colorado 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 »
a workbench in a chemistry lab

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 »
collared pika shown in a rocky habitat

Rapid trait evolution crucial to species growth, CU Boulder study finds

Jan. 27, 2017

Rapid evolution at the edges of a given species habitat may play a larger role in population expansions than previously suspected, according to the results of a new University of Colorado Boulder-led study.Read more »
Greg Rieker, project with team members while atop their mobile laboratory in rural Colorado

CU Boulder team to track methane leaks using lasers

Jan. 26, 2017

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers has secured a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Energy to monitor potentially dangerous emissions from natural gas storage facilities across the U.S.Read more »
a traditional cookstove in rural India

Targeting cookstove pollution using supercomputers and NASA satellites

Jan. 23, 2017

New air quality research is investigating a major, but often overlooked contributor to outdoor pollution and climate: burning of solid fuel for cooking and heating.Read more »
an illustration showing various Australian megafauna

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 »
wild orangutans in trees

New broad-spectrum antiviral protein can inhibit HIV, other pathogens in some primates

Jan. 18, 2017

Researchers have discovered that a protein-coding gene called Schlafen11 (SLFN11) may induce a broad-spectrum cellular response against infection by viruses including HIV.Read more »

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