Tomorrow marks the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver, when thousands of football fans will descend on Sports Authority Field to watch the University of Colorado square off with Colorado State University. The rivalry typically comes with it its fair share of melees and alcohol-fueled disturbances, and officials from both schools are ramping up calls for better sportsmanship among students and fans of the schools.
This 2010 photo shows the aftermath of a wildfire outside the town of Futaleufu in southern Chile. A new study by CU-Boulder researchers Andres Holz and Thomas Veblen indicates that wildfires are expected to intensify in southern South America.
Credit Photo courtesy Andres Holz
This summer has some scientists saying extreme drought and hot temperatures may be the new normal for parts of the U.S. Meantime some Colorado researchers say more intense wildfires may be the new normal for parts of South America.
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.