UV light

Specific UV light wavelength could offer low-cost, safe way to curb COVID-19 spread

Oct. 4, 2021

A specific wavelength of ultraviolet light is not only extremely effective at killing the virus that causes COVID-19, but is also safer for use in public spaces, finds new CU Boulder research.

Robots pouring drinks

Artificial intelligence and education meet in interdisciplinary research

Sept. 30, 2021

Social robots tend to be associated with futuristic science fiction movies, like Vision, the android from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or C-3PO from Star Wars. In reality, they have rewarding applications in the present day.

Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane talk to graduate student Qing Li in their lab at JILA

Research effort to develop new microscope technologies receives $22 million renewal

Sept. 29, 2021

The U.S. National Science Foundation renewed STROBE for an additional five years for $22 million.

Graphic showing a laser heating up thin bars of silicon

Cool it: Nano-scale discovery could help prevent overheating in electronics

Sept. 20, 2021

When you shrink down to very small scales, heat doesn't always behave the way you think it should. New findings from the nano realm could help researchers gain a better handle on the flow of heat in electronic devices.

Stock photo showing honey dripping

Scientist calculates ‘stickiness’ of strongly bonded particles

Sept. 15, 2021

New research shows it’s possible to calculate the viscosity of a substance with very strongly bonded particles. The calculation—previously thought impossible—is an important step toward understanding substances with promising potential for everything from quantum computing to clean energy.

CU Boulder's Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building lights up at night

New $25 million research center to study the radio frequency spectrum

Sept. 15, 2021

The new effort, called SpectrumX, will address congestion in a "precious resource" that's key to technologies like mobile broadband, broadcasting and GPS.

Philip Makotyn presenting before the Colorado General Assembly's Joint Technology Committee

Philip Makotyn presents to Colorado General Assembly's Joint Technology Committee

Sept. 13, 2021

Philip Makotyn, executive director the CUbit Quantum Initiative, spoke on Sept. 9 before the Colorado General Assembly's Joint Technology Committee about the quantum ecosystem along Colorado's Front Range.

Jun Ye in his lab at JILA

Jun Ye wins Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Sept. 9, 2021

Ye was cited for his work in developing atomic clocks that are so precise that they would neither gain nor lose one second in roughly 15 billion years.

A BioServe Space Technologies space automated lab incubator

BioServe Space Technologies hits 80 mission milestone

Sept. 2, 2021

When SpaceX CRS-23 launched to the International Space Station on Aug. 29, it carried with it a milestone for CU Boulder: the 80th mission to carry a payload from BioServe Space Technologies.

Graduate student Teyha Stockman, right, shows off her homemade bell cover made from medical mask material that helps decrease aerosol spread on her clarinet

Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

Aug. 27, 2021

While playing musical instruments can emit potentially COVID-19-laden airborne particles, researchers have found that simple safety measures, such as masking instruments, social distancing and implementing time limits, significantly reduce this risk.