The technology trying to make farming more sustainable

"I thinks this concept is conceptually very powerful. it just comes down to efficiency and cost, and unfortunately that's not unique to them whatsoever," said Michael McGuirk, assistant professor of chemistry at Colorado School of Mines. "When it ....
August 20, 2022

Colorado School of Mines incoming class march up Mount Zion in over hundred-year-long tradition

Hundreds of new students at the Colorado School of Mines are marching up Mount Zion in Golden in a tradition dating back to 1908.
August 19, 2022

Forever Chemicals No More? PFAS Are Destroyed With New Technique

“Most technologies for PFAS treatment in use today only serve to remove PFAS from water, but that just concentrates the PFAS wastes,” said Timothy Strathmann, an environmental engineer at the Colorado School of Mines.
August 18, 2022

A new way to smash the ‘forever’ out of ‘forever chemicals’

“I would say [the new study] adds another tool to the arsenal that’s emerging to be able to destroy [PFAS],” says Timothy Strathmann, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines who has researched using hydrothermal technology to degrade PFAS.
August 18, 2022

Astronauts Might Be Able To Farm On Mars One Day Thanks To A Secret Ingredient: Alfalfa

According to Kevin Cannon, an assistant professor of Geology and Geological Engineering/Space Resources at Colorado School of Mines, ISU’s research might be behind the times.
August 17, 2022

Ice-Covered Volcanoes Offer Secret Eruption Warning

This amplifying effect also arises in a very different locale, says Ebru Bozdag, a geophysicist at the Colorado School of Mines, who was not involved in the study.
August 17, 2022

Science of Weather: Meteotsunami

Eric Anderson, Professor at Colorado School of Mines adds, " We've detected meteotsunamis on each of the Great Lakes using water level records from gauges around the lakes. But certainly, there are hotspots, primarily Southern Lake Michigan and Lake ....
August 17, 2022

Swarms of Mini Robots Could Dig the Tunnels of the Future

“The seed funding, angel investing, and all that to fuel some of this innovation, I think, is fantastic,” says Michael Mooney, who is the Grewcock Chair Professor of Underground Construction and Tunneling at the Colorado School of Mines.
August 11, 2022

Should air conditioning be a human right?

Dr. Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, has been searching for cooling technology that’s both efficient and sustainable.
August 10, 2022

How Manchin kneecapped the climate bill’s EV tax credit

Siding with Manchin could have benefits for U.S. climate action in the longer term by accelerating the creation of a domestic supply chain for electric vehicles, said Jordy Lee, program manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado ....
August 8, 2022

Why isn’t Big Oil up in arms about the climate-friendly Inflation Reduction Act?

But Morgan Bazilian at the Colorado School of Mines said it might actually help quash some investor worries about long-term oil and gas infrastructure. That’s because, he said, this measure doesn’t directly legislate a reduction in greenhouse gas ....
August 8, 2022

Auto Makers Ask Congress for Easier Path to Electric-Vehicle Tax Break

"There is and remains a total domination by China on the processing side,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute and professor at the Colorado School of Mines. “It’s definitely not changing in the short term. That would be a decadal ....
August 4, 2022