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Not-so-private eyes: Eye movements hold clues to how we make decisions

Dec. 13, 2022

New findings from mechanical engineers at CU Boulder could, one day, help doctors screen patients for illnesses like depression or Parkinson's Disease.

Hundreds of professionals sit in attendance at the 2023 Business Economic Outlook Forum

On economy, Colorado will lead in 2023 but headwinds threaten

Dec. 9, 2022

The annual Leeds Economic Outlook Forum showcased the state’s strengths, predicting Colorado's job growth will continue to outpace U.S. average. ​​

Aaron True, Postdoctoral Researcher (left) and John Crimaldi

CU scientists shine light on what comes up when you flush

Dec. 8, 2022

Germophobes, brace yourselves. A team of CU Boulder engineers has revealed how tiny water droplets, invisible to the naked eye, are rapidly ejected into the air when a public restroom toilet is flushed. The research also provides a methodology to help reduce this exposure risk.

Grace Leslie plays the flute in front oof computer screens while a small group of people look on

Can music heal? This artist and researcher wants to find out

Dec. 6, 2022

When Grace Leslie steps onstage, she wears a high-tech cap that transforms the pulses in her body and brain into haunting, hypnotic sounds. She hopes that same kind of musical connection can help people heal.

Model of the human brain

What stress does to your brain, and what future remedies could look like

Dec. 1, 2022

Neuroscientists at CU Boulder have discovered that a specific type of brain cell could be a key player in making you feel the negative impacts of stress.

Researcher works in the Inscripta lab

CU Boulder commercialization drives $8B impact nationwide

Nov. 29, 2022

Commercialization activities led by Venture Partners at CU Boulder had an economic impact of $8 billion nationally and $5.2 billion in the state of Colorado over the last five years—a four-fold increase since 2019—according to a new report from the Leeds School of Business.

Sunset as seen from space

New space instrument to peer at light reflecting from Earth, achieve record accuracy

Nov. 29, 2022

A first-of-its-kind sensor, developed by a team at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, will measure sunlight reflecting from Earth with more accuracy than any instrument in space or on the ground.

Pangolin walks in the dirt

Learning from pangolins and peacocks: Researchers explore next-gen structural materials

Nov. 22, 2022

Scientists from three countries report that materials inspired by nature could one day help engineers design new kinds of solar panels, robots and even coatings for ultra-fast jets.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft now (finally) heading for the moon. What comes next?

Nov. 16, 2022

NASA’s Orion spacecraft blasted off this morning from Florida in the first stage of its 25-day journey to circle the moon and return to Earth. Two CU Boulder scientists talk about what lies in store for the space agency’s ambitious Artemis Program.

People gathering for a holiday

Got the sniffles? Here’s how to make the right decision about holiday gatherings

Nov. 15, 2022

A new international study conducted at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic shows when people simply take a moment to reflect on the consequences of their behavior, they’re more likely to make choices that benefit public health.