An engineer ground tests Europa Clipper’s dust analyzer.

Boosting NASA's flagship mission to Europa

The Europa SUrface Dust Analyzer, developed at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, will investigate Jupiter’s icy moon

An active region on the sun emits a solar flare

Solving solar mysteries with students

How 1,000 CU Boulder undergraduate students helped answer one of the most enduring questions about the sun

A simulation snapshot revealing high-speed jets of plasma forming in Earth’s magnetosphere. Image: NASA.

Solar and space scientists to guide Heliophysics into the future

Six CU Boulder scientists have been selected to contribute their expertise on committees and panels of the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033

Space sensor graphic

Quantum sensors in space

CU Boulder engineers and physicists are working with NASA as part of a multi-university institute seeking to advance quantum sensing technology for next-generation Earth science applications

Inscripta, Inc., a CU Boulder spinout company, is a global leader in automated, CRISPR-based gene editing.

CU Boulder commercialization drives $8 billion in impact nationwide

Activities led by Venture Partners at CU Boulder, the university’s commercialization arm, generated an economic impact of $8 billion nationally and $5.2 billion in the state of Colorado over the last five years

Qizhong Liang, a PhD candidate in JILA and the Department of Physics, demonstrates how the laser-based breathalyzer works, in the Ye lab at JILA.

Sniffing out diseases in real time

Breathalyzer based on frequency comb spectroscopy quantum tech shows promise as a non-invasive diagnostic test for an array of diseases

Baby touching rain spotted window

Prenatal pollution exposure may impact baby’s brain

When pregnant moms breathe dirty air, it may adversely impact their baby’s brain, CU Boulder research suggests

Smoggy city

Is electrochemistry the future of carbon-capture technology?

There are new insights into one promising method for removing carbon from the atmosphere: using electricity to manipulate chemicals that then pull carbon out of the air

Brian DeDecker in a soybean field at his family farm in Illinois.

‘Magic beans’ produce ingredients for vaccines, cancer treatments and more

CU Boulder’s International Genetically Engineered Machine team has developed a “magic soybean” that can churn out scarce pharmaceutical compounds while going easy on the environment

Farmers walking across field

Global farm decline threatens biodiversity, food supply

The number of farms across the globe will be halved by the end of the century, posing significant risks to the world’s food systems, according to recent research by Zia Mehrabi, assistant professor of environmental studies