Noise pollution may not be the only the concern for those living near airports. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder believe airplanes may be affecting the local weather.
German-based company Heidelberg Instruments has bought the patent for a process developed at the University of Colorado at Boulder that helps build computers on the nanoscale. The new technique makes nano-sized drawings, lines that are a thousand times thinner than a human hair in polymer. These etchings are used when making semiconductors, which are the processors found in laptops and cell phones.
Colorado officials say the spread of a deadly horse virus that’s shut down rodeos and horse shows across the state and country appears to be slowing. There have been nine confirmed and 22 suspected cases of the Equine Herpes Virus in Colorado. But a new case hasn’t been detected for two weeks.
A deadly horse virus outbreak has caused the cancelations of numerous shows and competitions around the country – including in Colorado. So far, there have been six confirmed cases of the Equine Herpes Virus-1 virus in Colorado horses, and agriculture officials have implemented new travel requirements for horses entering the state.
EHV-1 poses no threat to people, but it’s easily spread among horses and llamas, said State Veterinarian Keith Roehr.