Illustration of a quantum workforce

CU Boulder-convened Quantum Community Coalition unveils vision for ‘quantum-ready workforce’

Feb. 9, 2024

A statewide coalition of higher education and industry partners has outlined a detailed vision for Colorado to translate its legacy as a national leader in quantum information science and technology into workforce development and educational opportunities.

Black hole in deep space

How black holes switched from creating to quenching stars

Feb. 9, 2024

Mitchell Begelman and a team of other astronomers, including Joe Silk, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, published their findings in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, suggesting that new theories of galactic creation are needed to explain the existence of these huge black holes.

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From hydrogen power and hypersonics to gene editing: CU faculty to share breakthroughs at AAAS conference

Feb. 8, 2024

Hundreds of scientists and journalists will flock to the Colorado Convention Center Feb. 15 to 17 to hear from the world’s leading scientists at the American association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting.

Analog TV in a retro 1970s style living room

For legacy media studios, streaming has dried up revenue. Can they change the channel?

Feb. 7, 2024

An expert from the College of Media, Communication and Information notes that, in its ongoing conquest of legacy media studios, the tech industry has made use of a very old playbook.

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Radio telescope with CU Boulder ties lands at the moon’s South Pole

Feb. 6, 2024

In February, a lander named Odysseus designed by the company Intuitive Machines is scheduled to touch down on the moon, returning U.S. science to the lunar surface for the first time in more than 50 years. Astrophysicists from CU Boulder will be along for the ride.

Two football players smash into each other on the field

New kinds of padding could make football gear, bike helmets safer than ever

Feb. 5, 2024

Researchers wrote new computer algorithms to redesign the interiors of padding down to the scale of a millimeter or less. The result: New kinds of cushions that can absorb as much as 25% more force than current state-of-the-art technologies.

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Observing a new-clock systematic shift

Feb. 2, 2024

In a new study, physics professor Jun Ye and his research team have taken a significant step in understanding the intricate and collective light-atom interactions within atomic clocks, the most precise clocks in the universe.

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Semiconductor forum highlights CU Boulder’s leadership in advancing technology, workforce

Feb. 1, 2024

A broad coalition of stakeholders gathered at CU Boulder on Jan. 25 to celebrate the state and university’s key roles in sustaining a vibrant semiconductor ecosystem and to discuss how to shape its future.

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Engineers unveil new patch to help people control robotic exoskeletons

Jan. 31, 2024

A new patch the size of a BandAid could help bridge the gap between humans and machines—a possible real world Iron Man technology in the making.

illustration of dynamic phases of BCS superconductor interactions in a Cavity QED

Unveiling dynamic superconductivity

Jan. 30, 2024

As reported in a new Nature paper, the theory and experiment teams of JILA and NIST Fellows Ana Maria Rey and James Thompson, in collaboration with others, simulated superconductivity under such excited conditions using an atom-cavity system.