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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Illustration of a Neanderthal man

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.

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.

a galapagos tortoise

Studying the distant past in the Galápagos Islands

Dec. 20, 2016

A new study pinpoints when the Galápagos Islands developed their unique ecology.

sensor heart speech recognition

Tiny electronic device can monitor heart, recognize speech

Nov. 16, 2016

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Northwestern University have developed a tiny, soft and wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human body, allowing them to monitor human heart health and recognize spoken words.

a portrait of Loren Hough

Unlocking the secrets of a cellular shapeshifter

Oct. 27, 2016

Assistant Professor of Physics Loren Hough has earned a $1.8 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Science to study tubulin, a shape-shifting cellular protein that is quietly essential to many life processes.

Seismic measurement equipment set up on a wall in Turkey

Turkey's westward drift may provide clues to future earthquakes

Oct. 25, 2016

A new CIRES study shows how incremental activity along Turkey's North Anatolia fault may provide insight into future seismic events.