Images of "circumstellar" disks circling young stars produced by the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)

New project to explore how planets get their atmospheres

Nov. 16, 2020

A new NASA-funded effort will explore the processes that make planets habitable—or turn them into barren wastelands.

The Thermo Scientific Titan Themis S/TEM

New electron microscope enables groundbreaking research across disciplines—and from a distance

Nov. 2, 2020

The Thermo Scientific Titan Themis S/TEM, located at the newly-launched CU Facility for Electron Microscopy of Materials, is now the highest-resolution electron microscope in Colorado.

Playing French horn with a mask

Aerosol research instrumental in getting musicians back to playing safely

Oct. 14, 2020

A CU Boulder research team of scientists and musicians seeks to find out how musical ensembles around the world can continue to safely perform music together during the pandemic.

White House Coronavirus Task Force

How has science shaped COVID-19 policy? New global project seeks to find out

Sept. 1, 2020

A new initiative seeks to understand the role scientific advice played, or did not play, in driving COVID-19-related policies in at least seven countries. Researchers hope the project helps improve communication between scientists and policymakers.

JILA building with the Flatirons in the background

New $115 million quantum systems accelerator to pioneer quantum technologies for discovery science

Aug. 26, 2020

The center will forge the technological solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world.

Ash and black trunks remain after the Hayman Fire.

Forests scorched by wildfire unlikely to recover, may convert to grasslands

Aug. 25, 2020

A new study of 22 burn areas across 710 square miles found that forests are not recovering from fires as well as they used to, and many regions will be unsuitable for ponderosa pine and Douglas fir in the coming decades.

Molecular, cellular and developmental biology graduate student Quing Yang examines samples as part of the process of a rapid, portable saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes in the Sawyer lab at the Biofrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder . (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Webinars dig into the research shaping CU Boulder's COVID-19-ready campus

Aug. 18, 2020

Learn what we know about COVID-19 from some of CU Boulder's top researchers and operational experts, and how they're helping put science into practice for a safer return. Full recordings of the in-depth discussions from a recent webinar series are available.

CU Boulder athlete holds up a vial for testing his saliva for the coronavirus.

How an ultra-fast screening test and a team of contact tracers aim to keep campus safe

Aug. 14, 2020

Before ever entering a residence hall, students moving to campus will spit in a tube, hand it over and wait just 45 minutes for their COVID-19 test results.

Shaz Zamore taking a selfie on a hike in the mountains.

Scientist reflects on the joys and challenges of being a Black nature lover

Aug. 12, 2020

An encounter in May now called the "Central Park birdwatching incident" ignited a national conversation about whether Black people are welcome in natural areas. It's a discussion that hit home for Shaz Zamore.

The assembled Hope spacecraft sitting in a clean room.

Emirates Mars Mission to begin journey to the red planet

July 15, 2020

Researchers from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) worked side-by-side with teams from the United Arab Emirates to help them make this history-making mission a reality.

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