This is how Xcel makes a profit, and it's not gas

“They’re just saying ‘we make investments that the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approves, those investments have an approved rate of return that we’re allowed to profit on, and we just follow that,’” said Ian Lange, Director of Mineral and ....
February 7, 2023

Could Colorado see a major earthquake like Turkey and Syria?

“We do have faults in Colorado with maximum credible earthquakes above magnitude 7,” said Kyren Bogolub, a seismologist with the Colorado Geological Survey. “The largest maximum credible earthquake for a fault in Colorado is 7.5, and that’s on the ....
February 6, 2023

Tesla’s Pickup Truck Is Coming Soon. Maybe.

“Broadly the concept could make sense,” said Kip Findley, a professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at the Colorado School of Mines who has done research on advanced steel for vehicles. “This is pushing steel development forward and ....
February 6, 2023

Colorado School of Mines police use augmented reality in active shooter, de-escalation training

“We've primarily focused on a couple areas so far. One is our active shooter response. But also, the other one is really around folks having mental health concerns or, you know, being in distress and being able to deescalate those situations,” School ....
February 1, 2023

Destroying 'forever chemicals' is a technological race that could become a multibillion-dollar industry

“The cost per volume of liquid to treat for these destructive approaches is much higher,” said Timothy Strathmann, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He is developing a destruction method called ....
January 31, 2023

If you lower the heat by 1 degree, what does it do to your Xcel bill?

“For every degree that you either increase or decrease, you’re going to increase by 3% your heating bill, if you decrease it by one degree, you’re going to decrease your bill by 3%,” said Paulo Tabares, associate professor of mechanial engineering at ....
January 30, 2023

Police in Colorado use augmented reality to help officers work through scenarios

The Colorado School of Mines Police Department was one of the first in the nation to work with a local company to fine-tune augmented reality software to help officers work through unlimited scenarios.
January 30, 2023

With EV batteries in demand, some in GOP say ‘no’ to China

But blocking jobs and investment on U.S. soil is peculiar, Ian Lange, an economics professor at the Colorado School of Mines, said in an interview. “Governors don’t usually go, ‘Eh, maybe not,’” Lange said, noting that much of the domestic investment ....
January 30, 2023

Colorado police force uses augmented reality to train officers for dangerous scenarios

“It really does have a lot of added value in terms of ability to bring real training to officers in a much more dynamic and flexible way,” said Dustin Olson, director of public safety and chief of police at Colorado School of Mines.
January 30, 2023

College campus uses augmented reality to train police officers

“To be able to respond to a situation, for example, in Alderson Hall, it has a lot of benefit and realism there to know the actual layout of the building,” said Dustin Olson, chief of police at Colorado School of Mines.
January 30, 2023

Drought threatens hydropower produced by Colorado River

But there are no guarantees, said Adrienne Marshall, a hydrologist at the Colorado School of Mines. “We don’t know how much that will help the reservoirs and help hydropower production,” she said.
January 25, 2023

Batteries Are the Battlefield: The next geopolitical contest may be over green technology, and China, for now, is poised to win control of those supply chains.

“China is the dominant player across the supply chain for almost all of these critical minerals,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines and a former lead energy specialist at the World Bank.
January 25, 2023