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Incoming Journalists Are Tech Savvy but Lack 'the Basics,' Finds CU Boulder Study

When a CU Boulder researcher surveyed veteran journalists nationwide about their views of industry newcomers, he was told they are skilled in multi-media but lack basic reporting and writing skills.
23-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Create First Global Atlas of the Bacteria Living in Your Dirt

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...
18-Jan-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Light-Splitting Film for Greenhouses Could Improve Photosynthetic Efficiency, Increase Crop Yields

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A scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material in development at CU Boulder splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.
17-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Industrial Noise Pollution Causes Chronic Stress, Reproductive Problems in Birds

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A new study by CU Boulder researchers found that blue birds nesting near noisy oil and gas operations have hormonal changes similar to people with PTSD, smaller nestlings and fewer eggs that hatch
9-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Soft, Self-Healing Devices Mimic Biological Muscles, Point to Next Generation of Human-Like Robotics

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...
2-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Are You Metabolically Flexible? Your New Year’s Resolutions May Depend on It

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new, non-invasive method for assessing mitochondrial function and a 'metabolic rehab' program to improve it
28-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When a Celebrity Dies, Social Media Gets Toxic, New Study Shows

A study of 7,000 Facebook comments found that even in the wake of a death, people are remarkably mean to each other online. A few technological fixes could improve things, researchers say.
8-Dec-2017 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Solar Instruments, Experiments Headed for International Space Station

A solar instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder 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.
8-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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