See you on the International Space Station, said the spider to the fly

April 25, 2011

Thousands of K-12 students will be paying close attention when NASA's space shuttle Endeavour rumbles off the launch pad April 29 from Florida on its final flight, which will be toting a payload containing spiders, flies and seeds as part of a national educational effort spearheaded by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Two CU-Boulder faculty members join ranks of President's Teaching Scholars

April 22, 2011

DENVER – Four of the University of Colorado's faculty leaders in math, aerospace, psychiatry and internal medicine have been designated as President's Teaching Scholars for 2011, including two at CU-Boulder.

CU role in Dream Chaser spacecraft to continue under new NASA grant to Sierra Nevada Corp.

April 21, 2011

Faculty and students at the University of Colorado Boulder will continue to play a significant role in the development of the Dream Chaser, a commercial spacecraft that will be used to carry astronauts to low Earth orbit, thanks to a new $80 million grant from NASA to Sierra Nevada Corp.

President Obama nominates CU Professor Carl Lineberger to serve on National Science Board

April 8, 2011

University of Colorado Boulder Distinguished Professor Carl Lineberger has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Science Board. The nomination has been sent to the United States Senate for confirmation.

New study shows federal labs injected $1.5 billion into state's economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2010

March 31, 2011

The federal laboratories in Colorado together with their affiliates contributed $1.5 billion to the state economy in fiscal year 2010, and accounted for more than 16,000 direct and indirect jobs, a new survey shows.

CU-Boulder space scientists ready for orbital insertion of Mercury spacecraft

March 15, 2011

NASA's MESSENGER mission, launched in 2004, is slated to slide into Mercury's orbit March 17 after a harrowing 4.7 billion mile journey that involved 15 loops around the sun and will bring relief and renewed excitement to the University of Colorado Boulder team that designed and a built an $8.7 million instrument onboard.

Feb. 23 NASA mission to tote $28 million CU-Boulder instrument and tiny student satellite

Feb. 22, 2011

A $28 million University of Colorado Boulder instrument developed to study changes in the sun's brightness and its impact on Earth's climate is one of two primary payloads on NASA's Glory mission set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Feb. 23.

Space weather disrupts communications, threatens other technologies on Earth, says CU-Boulder prof

Feb. 17, 2011

A powerful solar flare has ushered in the largest space weather storm in at least four years and has already disrupted some ground communications on Earth, said University of Colorado Boulder Professor Daniel Baker, an internationally known space weather expert.

Final flight of space shuttle Discovery to carry two payloads built by CU-Boulder

Feb. 15, 2011

Following a more than three-month delay due to technical problems, NASA's space shuttle Discovery will make its final flight Feb. 24 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying two University of Colorado Boulder-built biomedical payload devices.

Quantum quirk: JILA scientists pack atoms together to prevent collisions in atomic clock

Feb. 3, 2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer together. The surprising discovery, described in the Feb. 3 issue of Science Express, can boost the performance of experimental atomic clocks made of thousands or tens of thousands of neutral atoms trapped by intersecting laser beams

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