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May 11, 2023
How 1,000 undergraduates helped solve an enduring mystery about the sun
For a new study, a team of physicists recruited roughly 1,000 undergraduate students at CU Boulder to help answer one of the most enduring questions about the...
February 23, 2023
Five burning questions about ChatGPT, answered by humans
This sentence was not written by ChatGPT. Later on in this story, you’ll find a paragraph drafted by the popular artificial intelligence platform (it’s up to...
September 29, 2022
New Colorado space instrument part of flagship mission to Europa
In less than a decade, technology developed in Colorado will travel to Jupiter’s moon Europa—a cold moon where a thick crust of ice covering the surface...
August 4, 2022
As schools become political battlegrounds, one educator sees room for hope
When Noreen Naseem Rodríguez was 32, she stumbled on a few sentences in a book that changed the course of her work as an educational researcher: In 1587, she...
July 21, 2022
‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’: New space telescope gives first glimpses of universe
This week, NASA released the first images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope—an instrument that launched in December 2021 and carries the largest mirror...
June 30, 2022
Colorado’s quantum revolution
In the 17th Century, a Dutch merchant named Antony van Leeuwenhoek began experimenting with making new microscope lenses and, in the process, plunged humanity...
April 22, 2022
How to print a robot from scratch: New 3D-printing approach melds solids, liquids
February 4, 2022
As tensions in Ukraine increase, researcher worries for its people
John O’Loughlin, a professor of geography at CU Boulder who studies Ukrainian geopolitics, sees an international conflict quickly spiraling out of control. “It...
January 13, 2022
Coloradans still deeply divided over COVID policies, election legitimacy, survey shows
A new survey of the state of politics in Colorado during 2021 has revealed deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans around a wide range of issues—from...
March 4, 2021
Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped out a lunar lander onto the surface of the moon. The landscape in front of him, which was made up of...
June 27, 2019
Heading back to the moon – this time for good
Getting humans back to the moon is one thing. Jack Burns and other CU scientists are asking, "How can we stay?"
December 6, 2018
‘Chameleon’ tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness
When a pair of tourists hiking the Alps stumbled across the frozen remains of the mummy Ötzi in 1991 they also, unknowingly, discovered the oldest known...