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Artists, lawyers, scientists, ethicists talk drones at March 3-4 symposium

Feb. 24, 2017

What do lawyers, military experts, poets, artists and ethicists and scientists have to say about drones? Find out at the March 3-4 “Policy, Ethics and the Future of Drones” symposium. It's free and open to the public.

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MRI modeling shows how pain is all in the brain

Feb. 14, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed a functional MRI-based model that identifies brain activity patterns involved in varied pain experiences.

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The possibilities and limits of using data to predict scientific discoveries

Feb. 3, 2017

CU Boulder researcher Aaron Clauset examines the possibilities and limits of using massive data sets of scientific papers and information on scientific careers to study the social processes that underlie discoveries.

Collecting spectral reflectance measurements of surface snow with corresponding snow samples in Northern Svalbard

Coal mine dust hastens Arctic snow melt

Feb. 1, 2017

Dust released by an active coal mine in Svalbard, Norway, reduced the spectral reflectance of nearby snow and ice by up to 84 percent, according to new University of Colorado Boulder-led research.

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High-altitude water acts as atmospheric escape route for Martian hydrogen

Jan. 30, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered an atmospheric escape route for hydrogen on Mars, a mechanism that may have played a significant role in the planet’s loss of liquid water.

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ATLAS professor named to Forbes "30 Under 30" list

Jan. 20, 2017

Dan Szafir, an assistant professor with the ATLAS Institute, was recently named in Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list for 2017.

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New UROP funding available for faculty grants

Jan. 18, 2017

Tenure-track faculty and full-time instructors at CU Boulder can support undergraduates in research, scholarly and creative activities through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Recent changes have simplified the process by which faculty can apply for various grants.

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CIRES/NOAA scientist receives presidential honor

Jan. 10, 2017

CIRES/NOAA researcher Anne Perring studies air quality as well as atmospheric particles and climate.

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Studying the distant past in the Galápagos Islands

Dec. 20, 2016

A new study pinpoints when the Galápagos Islands developed their unique ecology.

satellite image showing arctic ice cover

Sea ice hit record lows in November

Dec. 6, 2016

Arctic autumn, Antarctic spring both see surprisingly little ice extent, new National Snow and Ice Data Center data shows.