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

Two CU-Boulder Faculty Members Elected 2010 AAAS Fellows

Jan. 11, 2011

Two University of Colorado at Boulder faculty members have been elected 2010 fellows of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Swan Song Flight of Space Shuttle Discovery to Carry Two Payloads Built by CU-Boulder

Oct. 27, 2010

NASA's space shuttle Discovery will make its swan song flight Nov. 1 carrying two University of Colorado at Boulder-built biomedical payload devices, including one to help scientists better understand changes in the virulence of nasty bacteria in the low gravity of space as a way to help researchers prevent or control infectious diseases.

Two CU-Boulder Faculty Members Win National Science Foundation Career Awards

Oct. 20, 2010

Two University of Colorado faculty members have received prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development, or CAREER awards.

CU-Boulder-Led Hubble Astronomy Team Uncovers Evidence of Early Heated Universe

Oct. 7, 2010

If you think global warming is bad, 11 billion years ago the entire universe underwent what might be called universal warming. The consequence of that early heating was that fierce blasts of radiation from voracious black holes stunted the growth of some small galaxies for a stretch of 500 million years.

CU-Boulder-Led Mars Mission Given Green Light by NASA to Proceed to Development

Oct. 5, 2010

NASA announced today that the University of Colorado at Boulder-led mission to Mars to investigate how the planet lost much of its atmosphere eons ago has been approved by the space agency to move into the development stage.

Twenty CU-Boulder Doctoral Programs in Top 20 or Top 20 Percent In National Research Council Study

Sept. 28, 2010

A number of the University of Colorado at Boulder's doctoral programs, including those in geography, aerospace engineering sciences, integrative physiology, and astrophysical and planetary sciences, were highly rated in a report released today by the National Research Council, or NRC.

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