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Mon September 5, 2011

Museum Exhibition Commemorates Four Mile Canyon Fire Anniversary

Four Mile Canyon Fire
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To commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the Four Mile Canyon Fire west of Boulder, a new museum exhibit looks at the history and future of wildfires in the region.

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Mon August 29, 2011

Southern South American Wildfires Expected to Increase

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.
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.

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Mon August 29, 2011

Enrollment on the Rise at Colorado Universities

More students are heading back to college and graduate school this fall. Initial reports from across Colorado show that student enrollment is up.
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As college students settle in for the fall semester, classrooms across the state are becoming more and more crowded. Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are reporting record numbers of incoming freshman.

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Fri June 24, 2011

CU-Boulder Science Patent Bought by German Company

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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.

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Fri June 24, 2011

Colorado Economists See Signs of Job Growth

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Colorado’s economic recovery is still very much tied to the national economy which has stalled in recent months – but there are small signs of improvement in the state’s job market.

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