Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem

“It’s not surprising at all that as you get [dirt] that’s more and more accurate, closer to Mars, that it gets harder and harder for plants to grow in it,” says planetary scientist Kevin Cannon of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., who ....
November 18, 2020

What makes this Colorado volcano a 'moderate' threat?

If Dotsero were to blow in our lifetime, “it would be like if Mount St. Helens went off in our state,” says Christian Shorey, assistant department head of geology at Colorado School of Mines.
November 2, 2020

Toxic synthetic 'forever chemicals' are in our water and on our plates

“There are two main ways that PFAS can be present in food,” says Christopher Higgins, a PFAS researcher and environmental chemist at the Colorado School of Mines.
November 2, 2020

Colorado colleges want to offer more in-person classes this spring. Here’s what they learned from a tough fall.

Peter Han, chief of staff for Mines’ president and the school’s pandemic incident commander, credited the multiple ventilation experts on campus for helping to ensure classroom transmission is functionally nonexistent.
October 28, 2020

This epic Halloween costume is part of a special School of Mines tradition

The Colorado School of Mines Maker Society created this one-of-a-kind ode to the Little Mermaid as part of their annual Magic Wheelchair Halloween build.
October 27, 2020

New 3D moon models show it might hold up to 15,000 miles of frozen water

Companies like United Launch Alliance, Blue Ocean, and SpaceX “would all be interested in finding sources of fuel” on the Moon, says George Sowers, a professor of space resources at the Colorado School of Mines.
October 27, 2020

Colorado School of Mines students search for Roselawn history

At Roselawn Cemetery, there is a longstanding story that the historic grounds located in the eastern part of Roselawn are home to a mass grave site. Students from the Colorado School of Mines are utilizing ground penetration radar to follow up on ....
October 27, 2020

Water Found in Sunlight and Shadow on the Moon

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Colorado School of Mines’ Center for Space Resources in Golden, Colo., also flags direct measurements as the most important next step to follow from the new findings.
October 26, 2020

Colorado Girl Scouts explore STEM from home

The Society of Women Engineers at Colorado School of Mines is hosting the online event Saturday, November 14th. Girl Scouts will be able to explore seven different STEM-related activities and listen to a panel discussion.
October 23, 2020

Watch a Spot robot from Boston Dynamics explore an old mine

Researchers at the Colorado School of Mines think Spot could aid search and rescue missions. ... "This is one of the most advanced robots in the world," Hao Zhang tells CNET.
October 9, 2020

Ken Osgood: My students war-gamed a "Trump gets COVID" scenario — in March. It didn't end well.

I wasn't trying to make a prediction, but seven months ago I presented my students with a hypothetical that just might come to pass.
October 5, 2020

Colorado Is Ready for Blast-Off as Home of U.S. Space Command

“There are long travel times for any kinds of ballistic missile attacks,” says George Sowers, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines who has served in high-ranking positions at both Lockheed Martin and Centennial-based United Launch Alliance.
September 29, 2020