Melanie DeVries http://www.kunc.org en Boulder Home to Space Weather Forecasters http://www.kunc.org/post/boulder-home-space-weather-forecasters <p>The sun unleashed a powerful solar flare early Tuesday which is the largest in nearly five years. Scientists say the eruption took place on the side of the sun that was not facing earth so there will be little impact to satellites and communication systems. But the likelihood mass disruptions from the sun is a reality that several Boulder institutions face every day as they go about forecasting space weather. KUNC&rsquo;s Melanie DeVries has more. Tue, 09 Aug 2011 22:47:32 +0000 Melanie DeVries 12635 at http://www.kunc.org Boulder Home to Space Weather Forecasters The Costs of Mosquito Control http://www.kunc.org/post/costs-mosquito-control <p>Across many parts of Colorado, recent rains and flooding have left behind ample breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and health concerns are growing after Boulder County officials reported the first human case of West Nile virus this week. Many cities and counties are trying to strike a balance between protecting the public and their bottom line. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:23:48 +0000 Melanie DeVries 11653 at http://www.kunc.org The Costs of Mosquito Control NREL Office a Model for Energy Efficiency http://www.kunc.org/post/nrel-office-model-energy-efficiency <p>The Research Support Facility on the campus of the <a href="http://www.nrel.gov">National Renewable Energy Laboratory</a>, or NREL, has received top marks for energy efficiency.&nbsp; Mon, 04 Jul 2011 12:00:01 +0000 Melanie DeVries 10548 at http://www.kunc.org NREL Office a Model for Energy Efficiency Researchers say Airplanes Affect Weather http://www.kunc.org/post/researchers-say-airplanes-affect-weather <p>Noise pollution may not be the only the concern for those living near airports. Scientists at the <a href="http://ncar.ucar.edu/">National Center for Atmospheric&nbsp;Research</a> in Boulder believe airplanes may be affecting the local weather. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:28:45 +0000 Melanie DeVries 10491 at http://www.kunc.org Researchers say Airplanes Affect Weather CU-Boulder Science Patent Bought by German Company http://www.kunc.org/post/cu-boulder-science-patent-bought-german-company <p>German-based company<a href="http://www.himt.de/en/home/"> Heidelberg Instruments</a> has bought the patent for a process developed at the University of Colorado at Boulder that helps build computers on the nanoscale.&nbsp; The new technique makes nano-sized drawings, lines that are a thousand times thinner than a human hair in polymer.&nbsp;These etchings are used when making semiconductors, which are the processors found in laptops and cell phones. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 23:01:26 +0000 Melanie DeVries 10243 at http://www.kunc.org CU-Boulder Science Patent Bought by German Company