A new Wheat Ridge plant will process rare earths, which aren’t so rare but are critical for iPhones and electric cars

“The rare earths are like the vitamins of the manufacturing industry,” said Corby Anderson, the Harrison Western Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, which is not directly involved in the ....
January 12, 2020

The World’s Next Energy Bonanza

Even more than fracking, tapping oceanic methane hydrates could soon upend the global energy landscape, writes Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy and others.
January 9, 2020

The Drones That Track Down Buried Warheads

“Geophysical methods can be very effective for UXO detection,” says Andrei Swidinsky, a geophysicist at Colorado School of Mines who wasn’t involved in the study. “Several methods operate in principles similar to airport metal detectors, and as such ....
January 6, 2020

We found a chemical in tap water near an air base after SC failed to test for pollutants

Christopher Higgins, an environmental engineering professor with the Colorado School of Mines, was not surprised by the newspaper’s findings.
January 4, 2020

School of Mines band taking a Roman holiday

This week, the Colorado School of Mines ’ marching band is taking its act out of the country for only the second time in its 108-year history.
January 2, 2020

Year in Chemistry 2019: PFAS pollution solutions moved forward

Chris Higgins, who studies emerging contaminants at the Colorado School of Mines, says he expects this “every tool on the table” approach to continue. “It’s such a big liability; you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket,” he says.
December 9, 2019

Colorado School of Mines students are helping to clean up space junk

A team is designing and building three experimental methods for removing the smallest pieces of space debris.
December 4, 2019

This is what rockfall mitigation and highway cleanup looks like

Matt Morgan, deputy director of the Colorado Geological Survey, talks about rockfalls and rockfall mitigation along Interstate 70.
December 4, 2019

Hussein Amery: Climate, not conflict, drove many Syrian refugees to Lebanon

I have been studying various aspects of water and food security in the Middle East for a long time. Now I have begun a new project studying the social and economic conditions needed to repatriate rural refugees to the farming communities in Syria.
December 3, 2019

Colorado School Of Mines Students Spearhead Projects To Manage Space Debris

Students at the Colorado School of Mines are taking on a problem some of the world’s greatest minds have yet to solve. How to manage the growing threat of space debris.
November 20, 2019

Colorado School Of Mines Professor Ian Lange Named To White House Council

A Colorado professor will advise the highest office in the land on matters of economic importance. Ian Lange has been tapped to serve on the White House Council of Economic Advisors.
November 7, 2019

How does Colorado’s Lockheed Martin keep future engineers interested in space? By asking them to design robot cars.

“I thought it was going to go crashing into walls, especially my first game where I’m like, ‘I don’t know anything about deep learning. I’m gonna keep my expectations low,’” said [Julia] Harvey, a sophomore taking the Mines’ robotics and intelligent ....
November 6, 2019