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A new atomic clock debuted in Boulder that will set the standard for the rest of the U.S. (credit: CBS)

New Atomic Clock Debuts In Boulder, Sets Standard For U.S. Time

Scientists in Boulder debuted a new atomic clock that will set the standard for the rest of the country.

04/03/2014

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Feds Developing ‘Richter’ Scale For Wildfires

Federal researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires – similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes.

09/24/2013

A roadblock on Highway 119 in Nederland (credit: CBS)

Nederland Residents Hope For Quick Repairs In Boulder Canyon

Nederland residents attended a community meeting on Tuesday where the issue of accessibility to and from the community was the main focus.

09/18/2013

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Right Or Wrong, The Fiscal Cliff Is A Deep Drop-Off

As we approach Thanksgiving and members of Congress travel over the river and through the woods, they may find themselves emerging from the woods at the edge of the cliff.

11/14/2012

David J. Wineland, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, speaks at a press conference held at NIST on October 9, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. Wineland has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."  Wineland has worked at NIST for 37 years and is internationally recognized for his research on trapped ions. (Photo by Dana Romanoff/Getty Images)

Boulder Scientist Wins Nobel Prize For Quantum Physics

A French-American duo shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for inventing methods to observe the bizarre properties of the quantum world, research that has led to the construction of extremely precise clocks and helped scientists take the first steps toward building superfast computers.

10/09/2012

Dwight David Eisenhower (credit: AFP/GettyImages)

Dwight Eisenhower Recording Unearthed In Boulder

On Sept. 14, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first sitting president to visit Boulder when he toured the sparkling new lab facilities that had just been constructed for the bureau now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

09/15/2012