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.