Monkey sitting in tree

Another monkey virus could be poised for spillover to humans, new study shows

Sept. 29, 2022

Arteriviruses, which are already common in African monkeys and known to cause fatal outbreaks, appear to have learned how to access human cells, replicate and evade human immune systems—a warning sign these could become next in a long line of viruses to jump from nonhuman primates to people, new laboratory research shows.

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Rover findings offer glimpse of Red Planet’s ancient landscape

Sept. 29, 2022

CU Boulder geologist Lisa Mayhew serves on the science team for NASA’s Perseverance rover, an intrepid machine that has crossed over nearly 8 miles of the surface of Mars—and is helping to recreate the forces that shaped this planet into what it looks like today.

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Can artificial intelligence detect Alzheimer’s earlier? CU researchers aim to find out

Sept. 28, 2022

Researchers from CU Anschutz and CU Boulder are developing an artificial intelligence tool to diagnose dementia at earlier stages in an effort to curb its progress and plan more effective treatment options.

Vladimir Putin sits next to Sergei Shoigu

How strong is Putin’s grip on power? Political scientist weighs in

Sept. 26, 2022

Amid surprising losses in Ukraine, “Putin appears to be determined to take down as many people with him as he can,” says CU Boulder’s Sarah Wilson Sokhey.

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CU Boulder attracts record $658 million for research in space, climate, more

Sept. 22, 2022

CU Boulder researchers attracted a record $658 million in fiscal year 2022 for studies that, among other things, advance the science of measuring gravity waves and climate resilience.

Artist's depiction of spacecraft about to slam into an asteroid

NASA intentionally crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid. This engineer watched it happen

Sept. 22, 2022

On Monday, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test slammed into an asteroid called Dimorphos at speeds of more than 14,000 miles per hour. CU Boulder aerospace engineer Jay McMahon breaks down how this test could one day help to protect life on Earth.

Engineer inspects SUDA instrument in a clean room

New Colorado space instrument part of flagship mission to Europa

Sept. 21, 2022

In two years, a dust analyzer designed and built at CU Boulder will launch aboard NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft, aiding in its mission to determine if Jupiter's icy moon Europa has conditions that could support life.

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A handful of universities may control flow of ideas, people in academia

Sept. 21, 2022

In the United States, 80% of university faculty were trained at just 20% of the nation’s schools, according to new research from computer scientists at CU Boulder.

Engineer wearing a mask and cap working in cleanroom at COSINC

As US ramps up semiconductor production, engineers are probing new tiny electronics

Aug. 30, 2022

This month, President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law. The bill is putting new focus on semiconductors—the tiny devices that are in everything from smartphones to laptops and even thermostats.

Tobias Niederwieser and Luis Zea pose by two cases on a table in a lab

Yeast bound for moon will provide clues on how radiation impacts astronauts

Aug. 29, 2022

NASA's Artemis 1 mission could launch for the moon as early as Saturday, Sept. 3. Aboard will be an experiment designed by engineers at CU Boulder studying how radiation in space could impact human astronauts.

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