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Rendering of the asteroid 16 Psyche.

Can bacteria help people to mine asteroids?

Exploring mining in space with bacteria.
Researchers use fMRI brain imaging technology at CU Boulder. (Credit: Glenn Asakawa/CU Boulder)

EmoNet: A computer system that knows how you feel

Scholars have proposed that feelings are canonical responses to circumstances genealogically connected to survival. Provided that if this is true, then feelings or emotions...
Peaks within the moon's Tycho Crater. (Credit: NASA Goddard/Arizona State University)

An infrared close up of the moon

NASA has selected the first-of-its-kind camera called the Lunar Compact Infrared Imaging System (L-CIRiS) for payload integration and operations, launching from Earth and landing...
Neanderthals used resin glue to craft their stone tools

Neanderthals used resin glue to craft their stone tools

The hafting of stone instruments was a significant development in the technological evolution of Paleolithic people. Joining a handle to a knife or scraper...

Meteors help Martian clouds form

Enormous cloud-like plumes reaching 260km above the surface of Mars have left scientists baffled. This is way beyond Mars’s typical weather, entering into the...
Sunspots appear on the surface of Earth's sun. (Credit: NASA/SDO)

Simulations suggest that our sun may have dual personality

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a computer simulation of the sun’s interior and discovered the hints that the Sun may have a dual...
An artist's depiction of a superflare on an alien star. (Credit: NASA, ESA and D. Player)

Rare superflares could one day threaten Earth

Superflares are massive bursts of energy from the surface of a star. They eject Superflares are massive bursts of energy from the surface of...
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Strange phenomenon: Lasers make magnets behave like fluids

Hitting an ultrathin magnet with laser abruptly de-magnetizes it. Such sub-picosecond magnetization manipulation via femtosecond optical pumping. However, this strange phenomenon is not yet...
An artist's rendering of Sedna, which looks reddish in color in telescope images. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of ‘detached objects’

A new study by the scientists at the CU Boulder offered up a new theory for the existence of planetary oddities like Sedna—an icy...