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2020 Arctic sea ice minimum at second lowest on record

NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the 2020 minimum extent, which was likely reached on Sept. 15, 2020 measured 1.44 million square miles (3.74 million square kilometers).
Tags: Science, Nasa, University of Colorado Boulder, Ice Data Center NSIDC

Unexpected wildfire emission impacts air quality worldwide

During wildfires, nitrous acid plays a leading role--spiking to levels significantly higher than scientists expected, driving increased ozone pollution and harming air quality, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy.
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Can Your Company Afford The Cost Of Not Having A Clear, Connected, And Inspiring Organizational Cause?

by Dan Bruder, author of “The Blendification System: Activating Potential by Connecting Culture, Strategy, and Execution“ In nearly every discussion about an organization’s cause (also referred to as vision, mission, or purpose), there is emphasis on pursuing something significant. Having a common cause is a critical component of defining the organization’s potential, and it provides motivational energy for employees to chase something greater than a paycheck. The reasons for having a clearly a...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Management, Workplace Culture, Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder, Thinking Aloud, Company Vision, Dan Bruder, Gustavo Grodnitsky

Has Your Vision Statement Lost Its Focus?

COMPANY vision statements have been a key tool for leaders over the past several decades, but the traditional vison statement does not connect with the wave of new workers. Further, when asked, many senior leaders struggle to remember their organization’s vision. I started observing how vision statements were losing focus several years ago. I was touring a large manufacturing company and, as I walked through the office, there was a gigantic display of their vision statement on the wall. I comp...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Wikipedia, America, Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder, General Business, Statement of Cause, Dan Bruder

California Wildfires Are Growing Bigger And Moving Faster Than Ever

SACRAMENTO (AP) — When it comes to California wildfires, it now takes days, not decades, to produce what had been seen as a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Last weekend, a fire burning in California’s Sierra National Forest exploded in size, trapping hundreds of Labor Day holiday campers who could only be rescued by helicopters that made a series of white-knuckle flights into the smoke. Fire officials said they’d never seen a fire move so fast in forestland — 15 miles (24 kilometers) in a day. On...
Tags: News, Climate Change, California, California News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, Williams, Columbia University, Lake Tahoe, Forest Service, Northern California, Monterey County, University of Utah, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Syracuse University

In the line of fire

People are starting almost all the wildfires that threaten US homes, according to an innovative new analysis combining housing and wildfire data. Through activities like debris burning, equipment use and arson, humans were responsible for igniting 97% of home-threatening wildfires, a University of Colorado Boulder-led team reported this week in the journal Fire.
Tags: Science, US, University of Colorado Boulder

NASA patented a faster, cheaper route to the moon. The first spacecraft to use it could make Nobel Prize-winning discoveries about the universe.

An illustration of the showing the Dark Ages Polarimeter Pathfinder or DAPPER spacecraft orbiting past the far side of the moon. University of Colorado Boulder; NASA NASA patented an efficient new trajectory for sending smaller robotic spacecraft to the moon.The agency says it patents and licenses technologies to ensure they can achieve the "widest distribution" possible.The new trajectory may help a planned spacecraft, called the Dark Ages Polarimeter Pathfinder, reach lunar orbit and repe...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, US, Trends, IP, Nasa, Earth, Physics, Space Travel, Moon, Patents, Intellectual Property, Jupiter, Cosmology

Researchers develop dustbuster for the moon

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder is pioneering a new solution to the problem of spring cleaning on the moon: Why not zap away the grime using a beam of electrons?
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International research network aims to understand how animals use odors to guide behavior

The University of Colorado Boulder will lead a groundbreaking new international research network dubbed Odor2Action starting this fall.
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The Top Funded Women Founders in Every State

The top women entrepreneurs and female founders in the U.S. are doing well, but there is a considerable gap from top to bottom. But there is an even bigger gap between what male and female founders receive in funding. According to PitchBook, in 2019 only 2.8% of the companies founded solely by women secured the total capital invested in venture-backed startups in the US. It goes up by almost 10% (12.4%) when it is co-founded by female and male entrepreneurs. As bleak as this might seem, this ha...
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Ozone Increased in the Northern Hemisphere Over the Last Two Decades reports: In a first-ever study using ozone data collected by commercial aircraft, researchers from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder found that levels of the pollutant in the lowest part of Earth's atmosphere have increased across the Northern Hemisphere over the past 20 years. That's even as tighter controls on emissions of ozone precursors have lowered ground-level ozone in some places, including North Americ...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Earth, United States, North America, Northern Hemisphere, University of Colorado Boulder, CIRES, Northern Hemisphere Read, Audrey Gaudel, NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory

Increasing Arctic freshwater is driven by climate change

New, first-of-its-kind research from the University of Colorado Boulder shows that climate change is driving increasing amounts of freshwater in the Arctic Ocean. Within the next few decades, this will lead to increased freshwater moving into the North Atlantic Ocean, which could disrupt ocean currents and affect temperatures in northern Europe.
Tags: Science, Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, University of Colorado Boulder

A researcher created a 'Weird A.I. Yancovic' algorithm that generates parodies of existing songs, and now the record industry is accusing him of copyright violations

A researcher created a machine learning model that creates new lyrics to existing songs, much in the same way that parody singer Weird Al Yankovic does. But the algorithm, dubbed "Weird A.I. Yancovic," has landed creator Mark Riedl in hot water with the record industry, according to a Vice report. Twitter took down one of his videos, which featured the instrumental section of Michael Jackson's "Beat It," after a coalition of major record companies submitted a copyright notice. Riedl is pushing...
Tags: Twitter, Trends, Sam Smith, Selena Gomez, Michael Jackson, Georgia Tech, Al Yankovic, University of Colorado Boulder, Casey Fiesler, Riedl, Yankovic, Chamillionaire, Mark Riedl, Normani, Yancovic

Scientists open new window into the nanoworld

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have used ultra-fast extreme ultraviolet lasers to measure the properties of materials more than 100 times thinner than a human red blood cell.
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The collective power of the solar system's dark, icy bodies

Two new studies by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder may help to solve one of the biggest mysteries about the dark, icy bodies of the outer solar system: why so many of them don't circle the sun the way they should.
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Study links prenatal cannabis use with risk of sleep problems in children

Use marijuana while pregnant, and your child is more likely to suffer sleep problems as much as a decade later, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study of nearly 12,000 youth.
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After a century of speculation, a new liquid phase has been discovered

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder confirm that a new liquid phase has been discovered.This liquid phase was first speculated about over a century ago by physicists Peter Debye and Max Born. Liquid crystals are used in many technologies, including LCD televisions. Your television may soon be getting an upgrade, thanks to new research that confirms a scientific speculation from over a century ago.Botanical physiologist Friedrich Reinitzer noticed that an organic chemical, choles...
Tags: Technology, Chemistry, Innovation, Electricity, Lehmann, Derek, National Academy of Sciences PNAS, Twitter Facebook, University of York, University of Colorado Boulder, Max Born, Material Sciences, Peter Debye, Friedrich Reinitzer, Otto Lehmann, Reinitzer

College students are sleeping better during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders have taken a toll on many facets of physical and mental health in recent months. But according to new University of Colorado Boulder research, one silver lining may exist.
Tags: Health, University of Colorado Boulder

Study assesses the acute impact of cannabis among real-world users

Smoking high-potency marijuana concentrates boosts blood levels of THC more than twice as much as smoking conventional weed, but it doesn't necessarily get you higher, according to a new study of regular users published today by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
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Research shows promising advances to lower cost and durable smart window technology

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed an improved method for controlling smart tinting on windows that could make them cheaper, more effective and more durable than current options on the market.
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Giving good bacteria to stressed mothers prevents autism-like disorder in offspring

Giving beneficial bacteria to stressed mothers during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to a new animal study by University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
Tags: Health, University of Colorado Boulder

What Antibody Studies Can Tell You — and More Importantly, What They Can’t

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In the past two weeks, researchers across America have begun announcing results from studies showing that there have been many more coronavirus infections in their communities than were previously recorded. Findings have come in from Santa Clara County, California, as well as Los Angeles, New York, Chelsea, ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Colorado, Stanford, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Indiana, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, Columbia University, University of Florida, Andrew Cuomo, Santa Clara, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

How the blob came back

Weakened wind patterns likely spurred the wave of extreme ocean heat that swept the North Pacific last summer, according to new research led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.
Tags: Science, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of Colorado Boulder, North Pacific

Teen marijuana use associated with insomnia later on

Smoke a lot of weed as a teenager, and when you reach adulthood you'll be more likely to have trouble falling or staying asleep, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study of more than 2,000 twins.
Tags: Health, University of Colorado Boulder

Foreign real estate ‘ground to a halt’ amid virus outbreak: DelPrete

Analyst Mike DelPrete said in the latest episode of the Daily Dispatch podcast that the data indicates "there's going to be a very dramatic drop off in real estate volumes."
Tags: Real Estate, China, Radio, Italy, Agent, Compass, Pacific Northwest, Industry News, University of Colorado Boulder, Brad Inman, Better Homes and Gardens, Boardman Realty, Realogy, Select, News Brief, Robert Reffkin

Air pollution exposure takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of chronic illnesses

Breathing dirty air takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and other chronic illnesses, new University of Colorado Boulder research suggests.
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'Waterworld' was a documentary? Geologists think Earth could have once been 100% ocean

Researchers find evidence that Earth may have been submerged in a global ocean during the Archaean eon. The research could change our understanding of how life emerged. It's one of many recent studies changing how we view our planet's infancy. In the 1995 film "Waterworld" climate change melts the polar ice caps, raising Earth's oceans 25,000 feet and submerging its continents beneath a globe-spanning ocean. It's a fun and unique premise as far as apocalypses go. It's also utter bunkum.Under ...
Tags: Hollywood, Climate Change, Water, Earth, Nature, Geology, Innovation, Planets, Johnson, Panorama, Wing, Microbes, Antarctic, Iowa State University, University of Copenhagen, University of Colorado Boulder

Instead of IPOs and acquisitions, exiting to community is one alternative

The tech industry is built on the venture capital model where hockey stick growth and selling to a larger company or going public are markers of success. But the traditional VC model does not leave much room for startups that might not be the next unicorn but still generate revenue — just not the type of returns investors are looking for. This is where exiting to the community comes in. “A lot of times, selling to the public doesn’t necessarily make the company or its service a better experience...
Tags: Work, Co-op, TC, Tech, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, Meetup, Start, Schneider, University of Colorado Boulder, Brodsky, Nathan Schneider, Venture Capital Financing, Scott Heiferman, Extra Crunch, Exit To Community

Social media makes breakups worse, study says

According to a 2017 study, 71% of people reported feeling better (rediscovery of self and positive emotions) about 11 weeks after a breakup. But social media complicates this healing process.Even if you "unfriend", block, or unfollow, social media algorithms can create upsetting encounters with your ex-partner or reminders of the relationship that once was.Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder suggest that a "human-centered approach" to creating algorithms can help the system better unde...
Tags: Programming, Facebook, Technology, Media, Internet, Sex, Relationships, Love, Social Media, Mental Health, United States, Innovation, Machine Learning, Emotions, Meyer, Interface Design

From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends