Denver skyline with smog

Communities of color breathe Denver’s worst air

Feb. 21, 2024

A new CU Boulder-led study found historic redlining laid a foundation for today’s bad air trends. In Denver, people of color, specifically those of Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native heritage, are exposed to higher levels of air pollution than non-Hispanic whites.

a solar flare

The most outstanding solar-flare eruptions are not always the most influential

Feb. 20, 2024

A recent CU Boulder study suggests confined flares are more efficient at heating plasma and producing ionizing radiation than comparable eruptive flares.

oil and gas operation

LongPath Technologies, a CU Boulder spinout, leads on methane detection

Feb. 20, 2024

LongPath is harnessing quantum technology to detect methane emissions from oil and gas operations, innovation that benefits industry and investors—and the planet.

CU President Todd Saliman and Gov. Jared Polis, among others, at the quantum press conference

State leaders announce legislation to accelerate Colorado’s quantum ecosystem, build on CU Boulder legacy

Feb. 16, 2024

Gov. Jared Polis unveiled plans to invest $74 million in Colorado’s quantum ecosystem. The new refundable tax credit program aims to maximize the state’s competitiveness as a tech hub—including CU Boulder, already a global leader in quantum research and innovation—to win an additional $70 million in federal funding.

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Suicide rates in the US are on the rise: New study offers surprising reasons why

Feb. 15, 2024

Increased access to prescription opioids and a shrinking economic safety net contributed to an increase in suicide rates in the 21st century, according to new CU Boulder research.

Researchers in Antarctica jumping in the air together

CU Boulder scientist shows expeditioners untamed Antarctica

Feb. 15, 2024

Cassandra Brooks, whom The Explorers Club has honored as an “extraordinary person” doing “remarkable work to promote science and exploration,” gives onsite lessons on the vital ecosystem.

Alex Meyer

Asteroid named for CU Boulder aerospace grad student

Feb. 15, 2024

Alex Meyer is an astrodynamics expert, engineer, doctoral student and now part of the night sky. The International Astronomical Union has officially named an asteroid after him.

Kids playing InsideU social emotional learning app

Crown Institute partners with Pixar on app based on Inside Out

Feb. 13, 2024

Seeking to leverage the power of entertainment to fulfill its educational mission, the Renée Crown Wellness Institute at CU Boulder has launched its InsideU social-emotional learning app for children.

Illustration of a quantum workforce

CU Boulder-convened Quantum Community Coalition unveils vision for ‘quantum-ready workforce’

Feb. 9, 2024

A statewide coalition of higher education and industry partners has outlined a detailed vision for Colorado to translate its legacy as a national leader in quantum information science and technology into workforce development and educational opportunities.

Black hole in deep space

How black holes switched from creating to quenching stars

Feb. 9, 2024

Mitchell Begelman and a team of other astronomers, including Joe Silk, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, published their findings in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, suggesting that new theories of galactic creation are needed to explain the existence of these huge black holes.

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