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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read 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.Read more »
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.Read more »
Illustration of asteroid impact from 66 billion years ago

Dinosaur-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into 2 years of darkness

Aug. 21, 2017

Tremendous amounts of soot following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago would have plunged Earth into darkness for nearly two years, according to a news release from NCAR.Read more »
Attendees of the first annual LISA 2020 Symposium in Morocco

Harnessing the power of data science with global stat labs

Aug. 2, 2017

Collecting statistics is one thing. Communicating vast quantities of data in a way that helps researchers arrive at solutions to real-world problems is another.Read more »
air quality monitoring equipment set up at Boulder Reservoir

Tracking Boulder's air quality in real time

July 21, 2017

An automated emissions monitoring system at Boulder Reservoir tracks methane and other harmful atmospheric gases in real time. Read more, listen to the podcast or watch the video.Read more »