Jared Beshai conducts manual readings in a lab working on a new technique to harvest electricity from blood sugar. (Photo provided)

CU Boulder, CU Anschutz experimenting with blood sugar to power prostheses

Feb. 15, 2021

CU Boulder and CU Anschutz researchers are developing a new technique to harvest electricity from blood sugar to power medical devices as part of a project with Department of Veterans Affairs.

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman

How computers see us: Doctoral student working to curb discrimination by artificial intelligence

Feb. 15, 2021

Facial recognition technology is now embedded in everything from our phones and computers to surveillance systems at the mall and airport. But it tends to misidentify certain populations and can be used to discriminate. Microsoft Research Fellow Morgan Klaus Scheuerman wants to change that.

An illustration of 'quantum squeezing'

Scientists develop new, faster method for seeking out dark matter

Feb. 12, 2021

Researchers from JILA, Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley, have used an innovative technique called "quantum squeezing" to dramatically speed up the search for one candidate for dark matter in the lab.

A marmot standing on a rock pile

Small mammals climb higher to flee warming temperatures in the Rockies

Feb. 11, 2021

Since the 1980s, Colorado's small mammals have made an ominous trek—climbing, on average, 400 feet uphill in elevation to escape from climate change.

Hand with a thermoelectric wearable device worn like a ring

New wearable device turns the body into a battery

Feb. 10, 2021

A team of engineers has developed a new device that you can wear like a ring or bracelet and that harvests energy from your own body heat.

A gypsum crystal

New kinds of liquid crystals resemble solid crystals, could improve computer and TV displays

Feb. 10, 2021

New kinds of liquid crystals developed at CU Boulder resemble gypsum or lazulite crystals—except they flow like fluids.

Graphic showing pulsar light traveling to Earth amid a sea of gravitational waves.

‘Galaxy-sized’ observatory sees potential hints of gravitational waves

Jan. 11, 2021

Scientists believe that planets like Earth bob in a sea of gravitational waves that spread throughout the universe. Now, an international team has gotten closer than ever before to detecting those cosmic ripples.

Two pairs of cyanobacteria cells dividing under the microscope.

Modern microbes provide window into ancient ocean

Jan. 6, 2021

Roughly two billion years ago, microorganisms called cyanobacteria fundamentally transformed the globe. Researchers are now stepping back to that pivotal moment in Earth's history.

A sign on a business in Denver restricts entry to anyone but authorized employees.

Vaccine news buoys Colorado business sentiment

Jan. 4, 2021

Business leaders in Colorado are feeling more optimistic looking forward to 2021—in part because of the rollout of two COVID-19 vaccines.

Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium

Whether it's 2020 or Baby Shark: Study offers clues on how to stop thinking about it

Dec. 17, 2020

A new neuroimaging study offers a first look at what happens in the brain when we try to stop thinking about one thing in order to make room for new ideas. The findings offer clues on how to be more productive when studying and working. They could also lead to new therapies for trauma and anxiety disorders.

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