A partially excavated horse skeleton lying in the dirt.

Horse remains reveal new insights into how Native peoples raised horses

Feb. 4, 2021

When a Utah couple dug up the remains of a horse near the city of Provo, researchers suspected that they may have discovered an animal that lived during the last Ice Age. New results suggest a different story.

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Drum circle research envisions enjoyable remote jamming experiences

Jan. 20, 2021

Long before the pandemic sent people scrambling into isolation, musicians longed to jam virtually with others across the globe. But online jamming isn’t feasible because of latency, the tiny delay that occurs when data travels from one point to the next.

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Philosopher, scientists propose new way to categorize minerals

Jan. 12, 2021

A CU Boulder philosopher and planetary scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science argue that the existing system of mineral classification fails to account for mineral evolution.

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10 research discoveries from 2020 you won’t want to miss

Dec. 17, 2020

From diving Neanderthals to saliva-based COVID-19 tests, we remember the year in research at CU Boulder.

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Students can now access, study quantum science from wherever

Dec. 15, 2020

CU Boulder’s CUbit and ColdQuanta together have made the Bose-Einstein lab available on the cloud.

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How commercial vessels could become tsunami early-warning systems

Dec. 10, 2020

If a tsunami formed along the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of Oregon, residents might have just 20 to 30 minutes to get to safety. Scientists have proposed a new forecasting system that could provide seaside towns with critical early warnings.

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Building artificial intelligence to study the sun

Dec. 9, 2020

CU Boulder researchers are leading a $496,000 grant to design an artificial intelligence system to better forecast solar magnetic eruptions on the sun.

Students study on the top floor of JILA, a joint research institute of CU Boulder and NIST.

Now hiring: The new quantum workforce

Nov. 30, 2020

Companies are eager to create and perfect new technologies, requiring training a new kind of workforce. Universities are adapting their curricula. But what exactly do jobs for this "second quantum revolution" require and what kind of work in this realm is out there?

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Scientists explore how to protect fisheries, food supply in event of nuclear war

Nov. 9, 2020

Well-managed, healthy fisheries could serve as an important source of food for people around the world in the event of a nuclear catastrophe, a new study finds.

An "electronic skin" device bends in a curve.

'Electronic skin' promises cheap and recyclable alternative to wearable devices

Nov. 6, 2020

Electronic skin has long been a staple of science fiction, from "The Terminator" to "Star Trek." A team at CU Boulder is working to make it a reality.