Natural gas prices are rising. Why that helps the cleanest (and dirtiest) electricity sources.

Ian Lange, director of the mineral and energy economics program at the Colorado School of Mines, told me he views the gas price increase as part of a short-term imbalance between supply and demand that will likely work itself out by next spring.
September 23, 2021

Will NASA’s Moon rover find enough of the ice it seeks?

The rover can detect very low levels of ice in the soil, under one-tenth of a per cent by weight. Because of that sensitivity, says Kevin Cannon, a planetary scientist at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, “I think there’s a pretty good chance ....
September 22, 2021

Forget oil or water. In Iceland, well diggers seek to tap a volcano’s magma

“The technical challenges are formidable,” says Wendy Bohrson, a volcanologist at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 15, 2021

Robot vacuums are learning to avoid dog poop. But that’s not all they can see.

“People are used to thinking about whether Alexa is listening in on their house, or what the Ring doorbell is capturing outside, but they might not realize that the existence of a camera on their vacuum could present those same types of concerns,” ....
September 14, 2021

Mysterious earthquake hits southeast Colorado

“I would definitely just put this one in the currently mysterious category,” said Kyren Bogolub, a seismologist with the Colorado Geological Survey.
September 13, 2021

School of Mines, DU among America’s top colleges

“Colorado School of Mines has long been a premier destination for a transformative educational experience in STEM fields, and these latest rankings are a testament to the leadership, faculty, corporate partners and the whole campus community ....
September 13, 2021

There’s PFAS in Our Water. How Do We Get Them Out?

“If the water treatment system doesn’t know that they have a PFAS problem, and isn’t operating it specifically to PFAS, then it’s probably not doing anything,” says Chris Higgins, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines who researches the ....
September 9, 2021

Colorado team thinking about how to move moon dust

Colorado School of Mines is working with Lockheed Martin for what's called the Over the Dusty Moon Challenge. Students from any university, anywhere in the world, can take part.
September 8, 2021

Lakewood man sets record for solo, unsupported traverse of Tenmile-Mosquito Range

Garrison Hommer, a Colorado School of Mines mechanical engineering research professor, completed the treacherous 41-mile, 18,500-foot elevation gain route in 31 hours, 10 minutes and 40 seconds.
September 4, 2021

Meet The Donkeys Who Duked It Out To Become The New, Long Face Of The Colorado School Of Mines

For over twenty years, the Colorado School of Mines has celebrated touchdowns by having students run laps around the field with Blaster the Burro, the university’s beloved mascot.
September 3, 2021

Biden’s Welcome Hypocrisy on Climate Policy

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute and professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines, co-wrote this opinion piece with Ted Nordhaus, founder and executive director of the Breakthrough Institute.
August 26, 2021

Battle of the Burros aims to find a new mascot for the School of Mines

School of Mines mascot 'Blaster' is soon to retire so burros Winkie and Pepsi will split Blaster's duties.
August 25, 2021