March 6, 2013 9:30 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Research being conducted by cadets at the US Air Force Academy could one day make commercial air travel safer. As part of a senior capstone project, a group of engineering and biology majors are studying the effects of light and sound to limit the number of bird... more »
February 25, 2013 7:57 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The synthetic drug Spice is supposed to mimic the high that comes from using marijuana. It's legal in most places except the military. Thanks to the work of Air Force Academy cadet Alexa Gingras, it's now easier for commanders to test whether a member of their ranks... more »
December 29, 2012 1:39 PM
DENVER (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is criticizing his colleagues' rejection of an amendment he says would have fully funded the Forest Service's Wildland Fire Management Account ahead of next year's wildfire season. The Colorado Democrat says the amendment to the Supplemental Appropriation for Disaster Assistance would have restored... more »
September 18, 2012 7:02 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The president of the University of Nebraska is apologizing to Gov. Dave Heineman over questions about the funding of a $370 million cancer research center in Omaha. Heineman has insisted that he supported committing $50 million in state money for the project with the understanding that... more »
June 11, 2012 12:58 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - Researchers have found that even children as young as 7 sometimes cut themselves on purpose. The small study is believed to be the first to examine self-injury at such a young age. It was based on interviews with children in the Denver area and in central New... more »
November 30, 2011 1:24 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A study in mice is giving hope for a new way to protect against infection with the AIDS virus. It appeared to give mice complete protection against HIV, and scientists hope to start testing it in people within a couple of years.
Researchers injected mice... more »
October 9, 2011 2:40 PM
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Two dozens volunteers from Texas are running and hiking in the Colorado high country this weekend to help the University of Colorado develop a test that can identify soldiers who are vulnerable to the headaches, nausea and fatigue of altitude sickness. The Summit Daily newspaper in... more »
September 7, 2011 12:25 PM
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday that Colorado Springs based Near Space Systems will receive $300,000 in funding over the next three years to research advanced hydropower technology.
Near Space is the only company in the state and one of 16 in the country to receive a share... more »
September 4, 2011 4:29 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Despite missing its biggest star in Jerry Lewis, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is asking millions of Americans for at least $1 more than the $58.9 million it raised last year during its annual Labor Day weekend telethon. This year's revamped fundraiser plans to trot out as... more »
June 15, 2011 12:39 PM
The risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia increases by 10 percent for people over the age of 65 and by 50 percent for those over age 85. Millions of baby boomers are turning 65 this year and projections are that more than 20 million Americans will be diagnosed... more »
April 9, 2011 12:40 PM
Playing interactive video games may be a good way for stroke survivors to strengthen their arms. Canadian researchers reviewed studies on the effects of video games, such as the Nintendo Wii on stroke survivors. Overall, the patients improved their motor strength and function when they played interactive video games compared... more »
February 1, 2011 10:34 AM
Faculty researchers at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will study the role of online informal communication in disasters as part of a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
The grant is shared with the University of California Irvine.
Among the topics to be studied is the... more »
October 18, 2010 11:53 AM
A researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder will be honored by the White House.
Warren Washington, a senior scientist at NCAR, is one of 10 researchers chosen to receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation. It will be presented later this year.
Washington is... more »
September 9, 2010 2:22 PM
A federal appeals court is permitting federal funding of stem cell research to proceed temporarily until the court rules on the merits of the Obama administration's position in the case.
The government is asking the appeals court in Washington to strike down a preliminary order by U.S. District Judge... more »
August 17, 2010 6:30 PM
American Cancer Society researchers say that cancer is now the world's leading economic killer as well as its likely top cause of death. Their new report says that cancer costs more in productivity and lost life than AIDS, tuberculosis or other infectious diseases. Cancer's economic impact was $895 billion in... more »
August 15, 2010 8:47 PM
Nearly 700,000 men and women served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Gulf War. The Department of Veterans Affairs says nearly a quarter of them suffer from symptoms related to what they call the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses. Veterans have experienced chronic symptoms such as fatigue, weakness,... more »
August 13, 2010 11:45 PM
Fire crews are cleaning up a two car accident at Research and Lexington in Colorado Springs. We're told four people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. more »
August 6, 2010 3:15 AM
New research finds both smoking and hair dye increase the risk of liver disease. After studying thousands of patients with early stage cirrhosis, British researchers found they were 63 percent more likely to have smoked at some point in their lives than their healthy peers. When women were singled out,... more »
July 27, 2010 8:46 AM
There's growing concern that blood transfusion patients who receive older blood may not do as well as patients who receive fresher blood. Hospitals throughout the country are taking part in a study in hopes of discovering whether the age of blood does make a difference.
The multi-million-dollar research on... more »
July 27, 2010 8:29 AM
Backers of Colorado's personhood amendment are comparing the rights of fetuses to American slaves in a radio ad they plan to air.
Amendment 62 would give unborn fetuses human rights in the state constitution, setting up a likely conflict with the U.S. Constitution over a woman's right to an... more »
June 15, 2010 8:15 AM
Colorado's Mark Udall is calling for more research on safety in oil and gas drilling - and he isn't ruling out the need to extend a moratorium on deep-water drilling to study it.
Sen. Udall visited a Denver gas station Monday to announce he'll propose a shift in emphasis... more »
June 11, 2010 8:28 AM
A dozen competing drug companies are coming together in hopes of finding new treatments for Alzheimer's.
In an unusual step, the drug companies have agreed to share data on more than 4,000 Alzheimer's patients. By pooling resources from clinical trials, scientists can hunt trends that may suggest what to... more »
April 30, 2010 9:41 AM
It is considered the largest and most ambitious effort ever to understand tornadoes. Wednesday morning, more than 150 scientists will embark on a six-week project called "Vortex 2."
A group of scientists has been putting the finishing touches on their instruments over the last six weeks at the Boulder... more »
April 26, 2010 9:21 AM
The Denver VA Medical Center is highlighting research by the Veterans Administration with presentations on suicide prevention, enhanced wound healing and other topics. The event is Monday at the VA hospital in Denver. It's part of the VA's National Research Week. Lynette Roff, director of the VA's Eastern Colorado Health... more »
April 6, 2010 2:50 PM
Colorado State University - Pueblo will once again offer the Puente Project: Bridges to Biomedical Careers program this summer. The program provides academic skills and research experiences for community college students interested in continuing their training at a four-year institution.
The six-week course promotes the pursuit of careers that... more »
March 29, 2010 4:20 PM
The US Air Force Academy Research Office and Chief Scientist Col. Rob Fredell announced the donation of $215,000 to support education efforts for students in grades kindergarten through 12 as well as providing professional development opportunities to local educators.
Programs in Academy School District 20, District 11 and the... more »
March 24, 2010 1:40 PM
The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees' pollen and hives laden with pesticides.
Two federal agencies along with regulators in California and Canada are scrambling to figure out what is... more »
March 23, 2010 10:21 AM
An obesity researcher analyzed dozens of famous paintings of the Last Supper and found that food portions have grown larger in more recent ones. Cornell University's Brian Wansink studied 52 paintings depicting Jesus Christ's last meal with his disciples. The paintings were done at various times during the last 1,000... more »
March 15, 2010 9:41 AM
A corpse research plan in Grand Junction is being rewritten after neighbors complained. A professor at Mesa State College had proposed the college develop the nation's first high-altitude "body farm." A body farm is a forensic research site where people who have donated their corpses are left to rot. Forensics... more »
March 4, 2010 10:00 AM
A research consortium that pairs a New York college and an international architecture firm wants to turn office windows into solar power generators.
The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology has designed facades of grids of clear pyramids help focus the sun's rays to generate energy. It would essentially... more »
March 2, 2010 4:24 PM
Skipping sleep to catch up on the rest of your life? Lying awake worrying about stuff? You could be doing long-term damage to your brain.
In research conducted by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, researchers found that chronic insomnia leads to lower gray matter density, which compromises people's abilities... more »
February 15, 2010 9:07 AM
Researchers are launching an acoustic counterattack against the beetles that have ravaged millions of acres of trees across the West. The tiny insects make squeaking noises as they tunnel through trees and now a team at Northern Arizona University is using the beetles' own communication against them. The researchers have... more »
February 14, 2010 9:26 AM
City officials might have a say in whether Mesa State College will be allowed to temporarily leave human corpses to decompose near a residential area, which has some neighbors worried about odors and disease. City Attorney John Shaver says he's studying the issue. College officials plan to set up a... more »