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CO-LABS & Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
Honor Groundbreaking Scientists and Their Research


Annual Event Celebrates Colorado’s Top Scientists and Engineers
for Projects Having a Significant Impact on Society



Denver, CO – DENVER, CO – From the furthest reaches of space to the smallest quantum particles to measurements of atmospheric gases and assessment of human B cell antibodies – world-class research projects in these fields of study were celebrated at the CO-LABS 2016 Governor's Award for High-Impact Research event on October 6, 2016. Governor John Hickenlooper remarked about the profound “culture of discovery” within Colorado’s federal research labs and universities to the nearly 200 supporters of science gathered in the Ricketson Auditorium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

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Helping scientists effectively communicate environmental health, safety and resiliency issues with the public is the focus of a new series thanks to a network of environmental science outreach staff at CU Boulder.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, Raj Pandya, the director of the Thriving Earth Exchange at the American Geophysical Union, will be visiting CU Boulder to kick off the Engaged Scientist Series, which will include a talk and a workshop to be co-led with Ben Kirshner, the director of CU Engage.

Three NREL Technologies Named as Finalists for R&D 100 Awards
NREL led technologies include battery Internal Short-Circuit Device, EcoSnap-AC heat pump

September 21, 2016 - Two technologies developed by researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and a third developed through a collaboration between Wolfspeed, NREL, Toyota, and the University of Arkansas' National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission, have been named finalists by R&D Magazine for the coveted 2016 R&D 100 Awards.

Each year, the magazine presents the R&D 100 Awards - considered to be the Oscars of innovation - in five categories. NREL has won 58 R&D 100 Awards since 1982. This year's finalists are:

CO-LABS Announces Winners of the 

2016 Governor's Award for High-Impact Research


Eighth Annual Event Honors Colorado’s Top Scientists

and Engineers for Projects

Having a Significant Impact on Society

(READ THE LATEST INFO ON THE EVENT WEBPAGE)

DENVER, CO - August 29, 2016: From the furthest reaches of space to the smallest quantum particles to measurements of atmospheric gases and assessment of human B cell antibodies – CO-LABS has announced the four winners of the 2016 Governor's Award for High-Impact Research. Now in its 8th year, the event gathers scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials to celebrate the exceptional and groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from Colorado’s federal research labs.

August 23, 2016:  Shrink rays may exist only in science fiction, but similar effects are at work in the real world at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  After successfully miniaturizing both clocks and magnetometers based on the properties of individual atoms, NIST physicists have now turned to precision gyroscopes, which measure rotation. 

The NIST team has demonstrated a compact atomic gyroscope design that could, with further development, be portable, low power, and accurate enough to be used for navigation. Gyroscopes, traditionally based on mechanical components that spin or vibrate, are common in navigation applications and are increasingly used in consumer electronics such as smartphones. The new NIST device might find uses in applications requiring ultra-precise navigation with extreme size, weight and power limits, such as on spacecraft or submarines.