(University of Colorado at Boulder) Drier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of two foundational tree species in subalpine regions of Colorado's Front Range, suggesting that climate warming is already taking a toll on forest health in some areas of the southern Rocky Mountains.
Naropa University is launching Chögyam Trungpa Institute to highlight the work of its founder for the thirtieth anniversary of his death. Naropa University, the Buddhist-inspired, nonsectarian university in Boulder, Colorado, has announced the establishment of the Chögyam Trungpa Institute, a new academic and research center. Show More Summary
It’s a common stereotype that people who smoke weed are a bit foggy-headed and missing a few brain cells. But a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that alcohol is much more damaging to your brain than marijuana.... The post Weed won’t cause brain...
(University of Colorado at Boulder) Global sea level rise is not cruising along at a steady rate per year, but rather accelerating a little every year like a driver merging onto a highway.
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed an “electronic skin” that is able to heal itself when damaged, and when no longer needed it can be fully recycled. E-skins can provide new capabilities in the form of medical and athletic devices, as well as mimic tactile and other sensing within advanced prostheses. The […]
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices. Electronic...Show More Summary
(University of Colorado at Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable 'electronic skin' that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic development to better biomedical devices.
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered the first known molecular evidence of obligate symbiosis in lichens, a distinctive co-evolutionary relationship that could shed new light on how and why some multicellular organisms consolidate their genomes in order to co-exist.
A study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers provides new insight into the Moon's excessive equatorial bulge, a feature that solidified in place over four billion years ago as the Moon gradually distanced itself from the Earth.
(University of Colorado at Boulder) A study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers provides new insight into the Moon's excessive equatorial bulge, a feature that solidified in place over four billion years ago as the Moon gradually distanced itself from the Earth.
New research led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the changing topography of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere during the last Ice Age forced changes in the climate of Antarctica, a previously undocumented inter-polar climate change mechanism.
(University of Colorado at Boulder) Supermassive black holes in some galaxies can eat stars at a rate of one per year in the period following a galactic merger, helping explain a longstanding astronomical mystery about eccentric stellar orbits.
(University of Colorado at Boulder) CU Boulder researchers have identified the distinct roles and locations in the brain of a protein called AKT believed to be instrumental in memory formation and synaptic plasticity.
What lives in your dirt? University of Colorado Boulder researchers are one step closer to finding out after compiling the first global atlas of soil bacterial communities and identifying a group of around 500 key species that are both common and abundant worldwide.
(University of Colorado at Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have found that noise pollution near oil and gas operations can cause birds to suffer with symptoms that resemble PTSD in humans.
(University of Colorado at Boulder) Birds exposed to constant noise from oil and gas operations show physiological signs of chronic stress, have chicks whose growth is stunted, and -- in some cases -- lay fewer eggs that hatch, according to a new study.
We often think of robots as superior to ourselves, but when it comes to the abilities afforded us by our muscles, robots have a hard time keeping up. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are working to change that with newly-developed...Show More Summary
(University of Colorado at Boulder) A new class of soft, electrically activated devices is capable of mimicking the expansion and contraction of natural muscles. These devices, which can be constructed from a wide range of low-cost materials, are able to self-sense their movements and self-heal from electrical damage, representing a major advance in soft robotics.
A 60-year-old celestial mystery has been solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by college students. A team at the University of Colorado Boulder exposed cosmic rays from explosions and […] The post Student Satellite Solves 60-Year-Old Space Mystery appeared first on Geek.com.