Drawing with More Colors: The current and emerging state of geophysical exploration

“The recent growth of machine learning and AI-like tools is advancing quite rapidly in geophysics,” noted Paul Sava, a professor and department head in geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.
October 1, 2023

The U.S. is losing its technological edge. Congress must intervene to take it back.

Walter G. Copan, vice president for research and technology transfer at Colorado School of Mines, authored this opinion piece on two bills that would strengthen U.S. intellectual property rights and accelerate technological innovation.
September 21, 2023

U.S. House debates which minerals should be considered “critical”

Roderick Eggert, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines, testified that the list helps guide public policy surrounding energy development and scientific research. “Why have a list? The simple answer – perhaps a statement of the obvious – is to ....
September 14, 2023

How Big Oil’s wastewater could fuel the EV revolution

“They’re grabbing all the money they can,” said Ian Lange, director of the mineral and energy economics program at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 12, 2023

Ethiopia finishes filling its Blue Nile dam. Downstream, Egypt is not happy.

The so-called Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is projected to double the country's electricity supply and promises agricultural expansion. This has worried Egypt for years, and now that the dam is full and complete, the region confronts a new reality ....
September 12, 2023

Mining in space: How Colorado students and engineers are helping NASA plan for lunar colonization

“We're simulating a lunar mining operation and this test actually is going to take place over 15 continuous days,” Colorado School of Mines professor George Sowers said.
September 11, 2023

Mines researchers developing rover to excavate and transport ice on the moon

The Mines team partnered with a local aerospace company to compete for $1.5 million in funding from NASA that they would use to continue development of the rover.
September 11, 2023

U.S. bets it can drill for climate-friendly hydrogen—just like oil

The ARPA-E funding “will be the largest single investment in R&D of this nature worldwide,” says Yaoguo Li, a geophysicist at the Colorado School of Mines who plans to apply to the program. “It’s so new, a lot of other agencies and other countries ....
September 7, 2023

New Arizona mines unearth new conflicts: resist climate change or protect fragile landscapes?

These are common reactions in communities across the West, where residents remember the days of played-out mines that were abandoned and then poisoned local waters, and where residents place the local environment over global concerns, said energy ....
September 7, 2023

Rocks and mineral collection discovered at Mines

The Colorado School of Mines have some geologists losing their minds with their recent find.
September 6, 2023

Will Mining the Moon and Asteroids Be Worth the Trouble?

“The very first meeting in which resources from the Moon were discussed seriously, not just at a science fiction level, was in November of 1962,” Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Space Resources Program at Colorado School of Mines, told Gizmodo on ....
September 5, 2023

AI in education: How Colorado universities, colleges will handle ChatGPT this fall

Richard C. Holz, the provost of Colorado School of Mines, agrees. “AI and digital literacies are fundamental skills that students will need in their respective fields and as public citizens and consumers for the rest of their lives,” he said in an ....
September 5, 2023