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Posts Tagged With ‘ Technology ’


How A Boulder Tech Innovator Stays Online While Going Off-Grid

March 9th, 2024

Boulder is known for its vibrant tech scene, where entrepreneurs and innovators create cutting-edge solutions for the world’s problems. But what happens when we need to step out and unplug? Meet Ara Howard, founder of Dojo4, one of Boulder’s first start-up software companies, which recently closed its doors after nearly 15 years of success. Ara (pronounced Ae-Rah) is not your typical tech mogul. He grew up off-grid in Palmer, Alaska, where he learned to appreciate the beauty of art, nature, and “honest, simple living.” Howard (left), co-founder of one of Boulder’s first start-up... Read More

The Lensworth Legacy: How Lenny Frieling Transformed Boulder into a Thriving Community

February 24th, 2024

All photos by Photographer of the Year: Lenny Lensworth Frieling When we think of the vibrant city of Boulder, Colorado, it’s hard not to attribute its transformation into a thriving community to the influential figure of Lenny Frieling. His visionary leadership and unwavering dedication have left an indelible mark on the city, shaping it into the cultural and progressive hub it is today. The Lensworth Legacy, as it’s fondly referred to, encapsulates the profound impact of Lenny Frieling’s endeavors, from championing social justice to fostering an environment of innovation and... Read More

Why’s Boulder so Great for Start-ups?

February 14th, 2024

  The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, based in Missouri, found that Boulder Colorado had the highest density of start-up companies per capita in the United States. Most of these sprouting businesses are technology-based, and many start and eventually settle in the city. But what is it about Boulder which makes it a breeding ground for new business? First of all, Boulder’s culture spans the distance between nature-loving outdoorsy people and highly-educated tech creators. To the west are the glorious Flatirons and innumerable natural wonders, meanwhile the university is researching... Read More

Boulder’s Tech Scene Soars: Technology Review’s Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2023

December 24th, 2023
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Technology Review’s Top 10 Breakthroughs and Boulder, Colorado’s Emerging Tech Scene Boulder, Colorado, known for its stunning landscape and vibrant community, is also becoming a hub for technological innovation. This is exemplified in Technology Review’s latest Top 10 Breakthroughs list, which features a range of groundbreaking technologies, some of which have significant ties to Boulder’s tech scene. Here, we explore these breakthroughs, how they’re connected to Boulder, and the implications for the future. AI-Powered Drug Discovery: AI’s role in accelerating... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 20th, 2023

Meet Charles! “I build things. I’ve built seven robots, a concrete canoe, a UAV, a rocket, various vehicles, and a lunar wormbot. I also mentor a high school team known as ‘The Pirates.’ They have recently built a 100 lb. robot.” Thanks Charles!  Read More

Writing Things Down Is Better for Your Memory

November 4th, 2023

If you are of a certain age, you remember when computers were huge mainframes in the computer science lab, you took a typewriter to college, and you wrote notes by hand in class. Technology has presented us with many modern opportunities to take notes – laptops, tablets, phones, watches.  While we have many options at our disposal, science is proving that the best way to take notes for retaining knowledge is a good, old-fashioned paper and pen. Studies of memory retention using a variety of different tools for note taking show that note-taking by hand improves retention in almost all circumstances.... Read More

Something in the Air – Boulder’s National Center for Atmospheric Research

June 21st, 2023

Humans have always had a complicated relationship with weather. Ancient cultures prayed and made offerings to gods in hopes of receiving conditions conducive to growing crops. Adverse weather, then, was often interpreted as displeasure on behalf of those same beings—a punishment for failing to observe proper rituals. It doesn’t take a history scholar to understand this impulse. Weather, now as then, is both an enemy and ally. On one hand, it provides everything from the raw material for food—sunlight driving photosynthesis, wind the primary method of plants spreading their seeds—to something... Read More

Geniuses of the Cold

December 17th, 2022

Mid-1990s Boulder was busy with activity. Fitness was king. Local businesses were prized. Hacky Sack circles and jam band opuses were ubiquitous anywhere students congregated. Simultaneous to that, though, was something wholly different. Buried in the corridors of the JILA tower on CU’s campus, a breakthrough was purring along quietly. Professors Carl Wieman and Eric Cornell were making real what many physicists thought was only theory. In the 1920s, Satyendra Nath Bose and Albert Einstein conceived of a new form of matter, which came to be known as the Bose-Einstein Condensate. A full explanation... Read More

Measuring the Moment, One Billionth at a Time – Boulder’s NIST

July 1st, 2022

Ask someone exactly how long one second is, and you’re likely to get a smirk. If pressed, many might rely on the “one-Mississippi” trick from their hide-and-seek days. Others might claim an innate sense of it, as though they’re a minor—if punctual—X-Men style mutant. But, honestly, most would look at their smartphone. Ask the right scientist that question, though, and they’ll tell you with confidence: it’s a matter of 9,192,631,770. Boulder is home to NIST, which, among its distinctions, is the keeper of official civilian time in the United States. That moniker comes as a direct... Read More

Three Ways Technology is Improving Your Healthcare

December 31st, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health technology as “the application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives.” We live in an era where technology touches our lives almost everywhere, but in terms of healthcare, we have more access than ever to our healthcare providers and tools to guide our personal health strategy.  For example, mobile apps give us access to price comparisons for prescription medicines. Fitness devices and apps can give us feedback on... Read More