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Researchers warn of danger, call for pause in bringing AI to schools

March 21, 2024

K-12 schools across the country are increasingly integrating artificial intelligence tools into the classroom. CU Boulder’s Alex Molnar gives his take on why these tools could pose risks for students, and what concerned parents and others can do about it.

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Researchers take major step toward developing next-generation solar cells

March 20, 2024

A CU Boulder engineer and his international colleagues have discovered a new way to manufacture solar cells using perovskite semiconductors. It could lead to lower-cost, more efficient systems for powering homes, cars, boats and drones.

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Pollution to production: Student startup transforms CO2 into aerospace hardware

March 8, 2024

Spencer Dansereau, a doctoral student in aerospace at CU Boulder, is building a business that could turn air pollution into a useable product.

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CU Boulder researchers tackle HIV-related cognitive decline

March 8, 2024

Assistant professors Kayla Sprenger and Laurel Hind are on a collaborative mission to explore solutions for mitigating cognitive decline in individuals living with HIV. This decline can be caused by both the virus itself and antiretroviral drugs.

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The Arctic could become ‘ice-free’ within a decade

March 5, 2024

While summer sea ice loss in the Arctic is inevitable, it can be reversed if the planet cools down, CU Boulder researchers say.

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8 in 10 lizards could be at risk due to deforestation

March 4, 2024

These reptiles move around tree trunks to seek warmth or shade. With trees disappearing, they would have trouble controlling their body temperature, a new study shows.

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Geologists explore the hidden history of Colorado’s Spanish Peaks

March 4, 2024

A team from CU Boulder collected dozens of samples from across southeastern Colorado, and their results could help to answer an enduring mystery: What made Colorado's High Plains so high?

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Toxic metal levels mostly minor after Marshall Fire

March 1, 2024

A new CU Boulder study found metal contamination in the soil near homes destroyed by the Marshall Fire didn’t reach dangerous levels.

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With space travel comes motion sickness. These engineers want to help

Feb. 29, 2024

In amusement park-like experiments on campus, aerospace engineers at CU Boulder are spinning, shaking and rocking people to study the disorientation and nausea that come from traveling from Earth to space and back again.

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Police pullback linked to increases in crime

Feb. 28, 2024

A study of 78 Denver neighborhoods found that when police pulled back their activity amid COVID-19 lockdowns and in the wake of George Floyd's death in 2020, crime generally increased. But not every neighborhood was impacted the same.