How cannabis may ease ‘chemo brain’ and improve sleep for cancer patients

April 27, 2023

A new study led by Angela Bryan, a CU Boulder professor and cancer survivor, is among the first to assess how cannabis bought over the counter at dispensaries—rather than government-supplied or synthetic varieties—impacts cancer symptoms or chemotherapy side effects.

Pregnant belly with two sets of hands wrapped around it

‘Obstetric racism’ prevalent in US, fueling rise in questionable labor inductions

April 26, 2023

The study of 46 million births across nearly three decades is among the first to provide population-level statistical evidence of “obstetric racism,” a term coined recently to describe a concerning pattern of maltreatment of non-white pregnant women, including a disregard for their birthing wishes.

New consortium aims to accelerate the introduction of the next generation of solar panels

April 26, 2023

The TEAMUP consortium, which brings together researchers from academic, industrial and federal laboratories, seeks to identify and solve the factors that cause advanced perovskite materials to be unstable, paving the way for the integration into existing and future solar cells, boosting the efficiency of harvesting renewable solar energy.

Solid Power's 22-layer, 20Ah all-solid-state lithium metal cell compared to the company's first-generation 10-layer, 2Ah cell

CU Boulder spinout Solid Power building a better battery for consumers, the climate

April 26, 2023

In taking its technology from the lab to the streets, Solid Power is changing how electric vehicles run with less expensive, more efficient and safer battery technology.

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Adventures in preservation: Student worker restores historic ice flow charts

April 26, 2023

A student worker restored historic ice flow charts in the University Libraries collection, saving irreplaceable data that is part of the climate record while making progress toward her own goal of a career in art conservation and restoration.

Physics laboratory

NIST supports undergrad, graduate research experiences at CU

April 25, 2023

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has made a $94.5 million cooperative agreement to continue successful NIST-CU Boulder collaboration.

Artist's depiction of antennas in the FarView observatory criss-crossing over the surface of the moon.

Observatory on the far side of the moon could spy on universe’s ‘Dark Ages’

April 25, 2023

As early as 2030, engineers and robots from Earth could begin construction on an astronomical observatory that would expand over 77 square miles of the moon’s surface—almost entirely using materials mined from the moon itself.

Heidi Shyu visits with people on the CU Boulder campus on April 17, 2023.

Department of Defense under secretary visits CU Boulder

April 24, 2023

Heidi Shyu—the United States Department of Defense under secretary—visited campus on April 17 and got a first-hand look at the future of CU Boulder’s trailblazing research in quantum, aerospace, hypersonics and more.

Senior NASA leaders with CU President Todd Saliman and other university officials in front of the Mariner spacecraft displayed in LASP

CU Boulder, LASP welcome NASA leaders to campus

April 21, 2023

A group of senior NASA leaders visited the CU Boulder campus where they met with CU President Todd Saliman and other university officials, and toured the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

Enacting Climate Solutions Through Human Rights Climate Commitments panel

Panel explores human rights impacts of climate change, ways to collectively move forward

April 21, 2023

A Conference on World Affairs panel April 14 on a rights-based approach to addressing climate change vacillated between optimism at momentum around potential solutions and the grim truth that emissions keep rising and the Earth—and all of humanity—face dire consequences.