Why Elon Musk’s Boring Company is finding that traffic is tough to fix

"They're using tunnel boring machine technology which is very similar to what i see used throughout the industry," said Mike Mooney, Grewcock Chair Professor of Underground Construction & Tunneling at Colorado School of Mines. "The unique thing about ....
July 20, 2021

Space has better internet than Antarctica. That might change

The idea is especially dear to ice experts, said Matthew Siegfried, a glaciologist at the Colorado School of Mines, at the workshop. To really understand what’s happening to the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists need to collect data from sites all ....
July 19, 2021

Equilibrium/Sustainability: Potential sanctions on Iranian oil would aim to 'choke off' Tehran’s sales to China

But instead of forcing the issue with “sticks,” the administration might try to get the Iranians back to the table with “carrots,” Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, told Equilibrium.
July 19, 2021

Nothing Icky About ‘Toilet-to-Tap': Water Recycling Explained

“You see more and more communities running out of options—especially inland communities,” which are pumping their aquifers dry, said Tzahi Y. Cath, a civil engineer at the Colorado School of Mines who is helping Colorado Springs directly recycle its ....
July 16, 2021

Colorado leads the way in closing the door on legacy admission at public universities

Today, Mines is highly ranked in engineering, science, energy and environmental studies, and math, and it’s the toughest state university in Colorado to get into, with fewer than half of its applicants accepted.
July 15, 2021

Analysis: EU forces pace on carbon cuts, challenges others to follow

Morgan Bazilian, director of Colorado-based Payne Institute for Public Policy, said Washington was much more likely to be a partner now than in the Trump era, but was still "pretty far from being fully on board."
July 15, 2021

It’s not just mining. Refining holds U.S. back on minerals

M. Stephen Enders, head of the Colorado School of Mines’ Mining Engineering Department, said it’s unlikely that the United States could ever become a leading nickel producer due to a lack of reserves.
July 14, 2021

Rolling Back Trump’s Methane Rules Isn’t Enough: We Need A Methane Tax To Buy Time To Decarbonize

Ben Gilbert, assistant professor of economics and research fellow at the Colorado School of Mines’ Payne Institute, co-wrote this opinion piece with colleagues at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
July 12, 2021

Colorado School of Mines freshman receives humanitarian award named for Princess Diana

Colorado native and current sophomore at Colorado School of Mines, Jeeva Senthilnathan, was recently named a 2021 Diana Award recipient. The Diana Award is a global humanitarian award named for the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
July 12, 2021

Elon Musk's Boring Company is a step closer to building a tunnel under Fort Lauderdale. It's going to cost at least $30 million

Mike Mooney, Grewcock University endowed chair and professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado School of Mines, said the project cost was "much lower...than what you would typically see for a tunnel project."
July 10, 2021

Recruitment for large-scale "forever chemical" study starts later this month

Some residents had levels of the chemical that were much higher, said Colorado School of Mines Professor Christopher Higgins, a lead researcher on the study.
July 10, 2021

Elon Musk wants to dig a tunnel in Florida. What could go wrong?

“The designers will look at what are all the loads and situations that could conceivably exist over that 100- to 150-year time period,” said Michael Mooney, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines who focuses on underground construction and ....
July 8, 2021