launching high-altitude balloons

High-altitude balloon experiments could enable hypersonic flight

May 24, 2017

A group of universities led by the CU Boulder Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has received a five year, $7.5 million Department of Defense grant to investigate the extreme altitudes where hypersonic planes would fly.

an airplane on the runway at boulder municipal airport

Taking flight with ultracold atoms

May 19, 2017

CU Boulder and JILA physicists take laser-cooled atoms airborne as part of an effort to improve aerospace sensing and navigation.

Distinguished Professor Margaret Murnane and Professor Henry Kapteyn, both of the physics department.

Federal dollars spark aerospace, biotech, laser spin-offs

April 26, 2017

As Congress determines the funding levels for the federal science agencies for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, a new report highlights 102 spin-off companies – three from the University of Colorado Boulder – that demonstrate how investments in basic scientific research benefit the overall economy.

2017 New Venture Challenge Championships

Sports film-editing software, adjustable prosthesis socket among NVC 9 Championship winners

April 7, 2017

Give & Go, an automated film-editing platform for sports teams and coaches, took home top honors at the New Venture Challenge (NVC) Championship on Thursday night, winning first place in the annual event that showcases entrepreneurial innovation from across campus.

"smart" threads that change color based on certain stimuli

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.

a wind turbine

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.

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.

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 CU Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial with the ability to cool objects under direct sunlight with zero energy and water consumption.

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.

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.

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