Shape shifting material

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Aug. 24, 2018

A square peg in a round hole? No problem. New material developed by CU Boulder engineers can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, and back again.

physics lab

JILA, CIRES, NOAA researchers honored with 2018 Governor's Awards

Aug. 23, 2018

Two teams affiliated with CU Boulder have been recognized for their impact on the state of Colorado through research on tabletop lasers and the role of consumer products in air pollution.

Gia Voeltz

Cellular cartographer Voeltz named HHMI investigator, granted $8 million

May 23, 2018

Intro-to-biology textbook images are changing because of her work. Now, Gia Voeltz joins the ranks of researchers named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, an honor that comes with $8 million to take her research wherever it may lead.

Campus community members interact at an NSF workshop

Sustainability Research Blitz offers lightning-round research presentations, opportunities for collaboration

Feb. 23, 2018

Register by March 2 for this first-ever blitz, hosted by RIO. Present your research, build connections across disciplines that intersect with sustainability and help identify opportunities for collaboration.

Construction workers at night

Frequent night-shift work boosts likelihood of Type 2 diabetes

Feb. 12, 2018

Healthcare workers, security guards and other employees who periodically work the night shift are significantly more likely to have Type 2 diabetes than workers who work only days.

Student-created satellite during long-range field testing

How a student satellite solved a major space mystery

Dec. 13, 2017

A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts is now solved, thanks to a satellite built and operated by students.

Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1) instrument suite

CU Boulder solar instruments, experiments headed for space

Dec. 8, 2017

A solar instrument package designed to help monitor the planet's climate is now set for launch Dec. 12 aboard a SpaceX rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

JILA’s three-dimensional (3-D) quantum gas atomic clock

New JILA atomic clock can outperform all predecessors

Oct. 5, 2017

Physicists have created an atomic clock that reaches the same level of precision as its predecessors but is more than 20 times faster, promising dramatically improved measurements and more.

Karen Chin excavates fossilized dinosaur feces at Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as side dish

Sept. 21, 2017

A surprising CU Boulder study shows giant, plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah snacked on crustaceans, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities.

Participants of INSPIRE conference

Building education satellites: CU Boulder leads international team

Aug. 22, 2017

CU Boulder has joined forces with universities and space agencies from around the world in an international effort to design and build small satellites as a way to train future scientists and engineers.

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