Topics & Research
Creating Smart, Resilient, Secure Systems Is Goal of New CSU Center
Colorado State University is home to a new National Science Foundation research center focused on innovative ways to protect large, networked systems from cyber attacks.
The Extraordinary Return of Sea Otters to Glacier Bay
Human beings have a long history of persecuting apex predators such as wolves, tigers and leopards. The loss of these predators – animals at the top of the food chain – has resulted in ecological, economic and social impacts around the globe.
‘Exquisite Resolution:’ Microscopes Illuminate Hidden, Intracellular Worlds
Like the plastic tips on shoelaces, telomeres are bits of genetic material that cap the chromosomes inside our cells. Damage to these protective caps is linked to disease, and scientists like Chris Nelson are on a quest to know why.
Saving the Monkeyflower, Exercise Balls and Other Stories at CURC
Toiling away at a statistics and computer science double major, fourth-year student Zach Goodenow never imagined he’d someday get to help save an endangered species.
Google Street View Cars Are Eyes on the Ground for Urban Methane Leaks
A set of Google Street View mapping cars, specially equipped with cutting-edge methane analyzers, are allowing Colorado State University researchers to “see” invisible methane leaks from natural gas lines beneath our streets.
‘Spectacular-Looking’ Endangered Frog Species Discovered in Ecuador’s Cloud Forests
It’s not every day someone gets to say, “I’ve discovered a new species.” It’s a claim that Colorado State University biologist Chris Funk can happily make.
How CSU Chemists Are Helping Us Not Get Food Poisoning
Food poisoning: Many of us have had it, and we won’t soon forget it. Colorado State University chemists are trying to make it so we can avoid it in the first place.
Keeping Cannabis Workers Safe, Healthy and Happy
The legalization of recreational cannabis in Colorado launched a booming statewide business – and like any industry, it’s the workers who’ve made it possible.
To Super-Cool Hydrogen Atoms, CSU Physicist Turns to Lasers
In the basement of the Colorado State University physics wing, it is not unusual to encounter labs filled with lasers. But not all of them are focusing their beams on the goal of creating super-cooled hydrogen – and unlocking some of the biggest theoretical questions about antimatter and quantum mechanics.
A Traffic Cop for the Cell Surface: Illuminating a Basic Biological Process
On the surfaces of our trillions of cells is a complex crowd of molecules moving around, talking to each other, occasionally segregating themselves, and triggering basic functions ranging from pain sensation to insulin release.