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Inside the USDA ’seed bank’ in Northern Colorado


Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:28:35 GMT

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Mysterious seeds being mailed from China have been in the news lately, but there’s a place in Fort Collins that is used to giving major attention to seeds: the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “seed bank.”

Read more: Inside the USDA ’seed bank’ in Northern Colorado


Trump says he's set Sept. 15 deadline for TikTok sale, says buyer should also pay US government


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:13:38 GMT

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During a press gaggle with the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said he's set a deadline of "around" Sept. 15 for TikTok's parent company to sell the rights to its U.S. business, and suggested that the sale include a payment to the U.S. Treasury.

Read more: Trump says he's set Sept. 15 deadline for TikTok sale, says buyer should also pay US government


Below the surface: Companies turn to drones to explore Colorado's depths


Created: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 03:11:09 GMT

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The idea of a vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus brings mix of comfort and fear


Created: Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:55 GMT

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Across the country, states are beginning to reopen and try to create a new normal as the number of COVID-19 patients level off.

Read more: The idea of a vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus brings mix of comfort and fear


CSU report uses cell phone data to detail Coloradans ‘mobility patterns’ during COVID-19


Created: Fri, 15 May 2020 18:13:18 GMT

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A new report by Colorado public health scientists uses cell phone data to show how residents’ traveling behaviors have changed since the novel coronavirus made its way to the state, and how social distancing helped reduce the spread of the virus.

Read more: CSU report uses cell phone data to detail Coloradans ‘mobility patterns’ during COVID-19


Shooting the stars: Colorado astrophotographer builds backyard dome observatory


Created: Wed, 13 May 2020 18:57:49 GMT

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It only took one month of practicing astrophotography — the photography of the night sky — for this Loveland man to decide he wanted to construct a dome observatory in his backyard to capture even more stunning photos. After a year of work, the finished product is, well, stellar.

Read more: Shooting the stars: Colorado astrophotographer builds backyard dome observatory


What coronavirus is teaching the US about dependence on foreign goods and global supply chains


Created: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 03:24:23 GMT

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We’ve known for decades the U.S. is dependent on foreign suppliers, but the shortages of PPE, personal protective gear for frontline healthcare workers – has exacerbated the problem and further exposed our dependence.

Read more: What coronavirus is teaching the US about dependence on foreign goods and global supply chains


Colorado hospitals team up with national medical groups for study on convalescent plasma


Created: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 23:10:10 GMT

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HealthONE is teaming with the Mayo Clinic as part of a national study to see if the plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 is a viable treatment. It’s proven effective with similar viruses in the past.

Read more: Colorado hospitals team up with national medical groups for study on convalescent plasma


Colorado joins Western States Pact, pledging to follow science, not politics in fight against COVID-19


Created: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:32:35 GMT

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Colorado, as well as Nevada, will join California, Oregon and Washington in the Western States Pact, according to an announcement from the Office of the Governor.

Read more: Colorado joins Western States Pact, pledging to follow science, not politics in fight against COVID-19


Look up! Lyrid meteor shower to peak Tuesday night into Wednesday


Created: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 22:02:03 GMT

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The Lyrid meteor shower is set to peak in the Northern Hemisphere during the predawn hours on Earth Day.

Read more: Look up! Lyrid meteor shower to peak Tuesday night into Wednesday


Colorado film industry offering free, interactive webinars during stay-at-home order


Created: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 14:50:39 GMT

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To address the need for continued education during COVID-19, the Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media partnered with industry leaders from across the state to bring timely, useful, and inspirational webinars to the creative film and media community.

Read more: Colorado film industry offering free, interactive webinars during stay-at-home order


Thousands of Zoom accounts were released online. Here's how to keep your account safe.


Created: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 04:56:25 GMT

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Zoom has become the go-to video platform as Americans socially distance during the coronavirus. But recent hackings and intrusive behavior have caused concern. Here are some tips for staying safe.

Read more: Thousands of Zoom accounts were released online. Here's how to keep your account safe.


CSU will lead state testing efforts on protective equipment for healthcare workers


Created: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:02:46 GMT

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A Colorado university is working to test equipment for healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight.

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Meatless alternatives: Putting plant-based burgers, specifically the Impossible Burger, to the test


Created: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 02:15:21 GMT

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With the Impossible Burger’s quick rise to fame, we’ve decided to go 360 – exploring the trend of meatless alternatives.

Read more: Meatless alternatives: Putting plant-based burgers, specifically the Impossible Burger, to the test


Researchers working to develop COVID-19 vaccine at Colorado State University


Created: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 18:55:57 GMT

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It's a race against time at Colorado State University, which has live strains of COVID-19 and is now working to develop a vaccine.

Read more: Researchers working to develop COVID-19 vaccine at Colorado State University


A dive into the most popular, wildest conspiracies surrounding the Denver International Airport


Created: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:51:58 GMT

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Are they foolish rumors taken one step too far, or is there some truth to the conspiracies at the Denver International Airport? We walked around DIA and visited its underground tunnels to learn more about the most popular and bizarre theories about the airport.

Read more: A dive into the most popular, wildest conspiracies surrounding the Denver International Airport


Advanced Lockheed Martin satellite leaves Colorado in massive plane, bound for South America


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:44:03 GMT

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Four years after Lockheed Martin secured a contract to build the the JCSAT-17 satellite, the satellite is now traveling to South America where it will soon launch.

Read more: Advanced Lockheed Martin satellite leaves Colorado in massive plane, bound for South America


Surprising results after activists test facial recognition technology on Denver City Council


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 05:10:15 GMT

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A test done by a grassroots campaign to ban facial recognition technology in Denver found it falsely matched Denver City Council members to people in the sex offender registry.

Read more: Surprising results after activists test facial recognition technology on Denver City Council


Two Colorado natives just graduated from NASA's astronaut training program


Created: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 04:58:29 GMT

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Two Colorado natives joined the ranks of NASA astronauts Friday after completing a two-year training program.

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Meet the scientist trying to travel back in time


Created: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 23:07:27 GMT

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When asked about the ethical implications of going back to the past, he suggests there'd be a need for international regulation and policing, and namechecks 1994 movie "Timecop," in which Jean-Claude Van Damme plays an officer working for an agency regulating time travel.

Read more: Meet the scientist trying to travel back in time


Climate change answers in ice: Inside Colorado’s ice core lab


Created: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 22:15:55 GMT

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History and science are sitting inside a giant freezer at the Denver Federal Center. The National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility is home to tens of thousands of ice cores, drilled from Antarctica and Greenland, for scientists to research.

Read more: Climate change answers in ice: Inside Colorado’s ice core lab


Esports Revolution: A Denver7 Special


Created: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 21:22:45 GMT

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Thanks to streaming services like Twitch and YouTube, professional gaming has become a legitimate sport. Much like football and baseball, there are even elite, celebrity gamers who draw a fanbase that shows up, rocks its teams’ jerseys and swarms arenas.

Read more: Esports Revolution: A Denver7 Special


Erie family making 3D-printed Lamborghini replica surprised with the real thing


Created: Sat, 28 Dec 2019 02:40:51 GMT

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What started out as a simple game between a father and son turned into a Christmas surprise of a lifetime from Italian supercar maker Lamborghini for a family from Erie.

Read more: Erie family making 3D-printed Lamborghini replica surprised with the real thing


Take the ultimate dinosaur field trip through Colorado, Utah


Created: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:38:04 GMT

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You can take the ultimate dinosaur field trip through Colorado and Utah in just a week or two.

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Hundreds of robots help Amazon employees organize orders in Thornton's fulfillment center


Created: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:13:53 GMT

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On Cyber Monday, Denver7 got a look inside Amazon’s Fulfillment Center in Thornton as workers prepared for a busy packing and shipping day.

Read more: Hundreds of robots help Amazon employees organize orders in Thornton's fulfillment center


Scientists have discovered a 'monster' black hole that's so big it shouldn't exist


Created: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 11:36:10 GMT

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Scientists are now scratching their heads at how LB-1 got so huge.

Read more: Scientists have discovered a 'monster' black hole that's so big it shouldn't exist


Colorado at the forefront of artificial intelligence, what it means for jobs of the future


Created: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:51:16 GMT

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A group of MIT researchers visited Lockheed Martin this month for a chance to talk about the future of artificial intelligence and automation.

Read more: Colorado at the forefront of artificial intelligence, what it means for jobs of the future


Museum: Fossils found in Colorado Springs hold answers to Earth’s rebound from asteroid strike


Created: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 18:01:45 GMT

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New fossils that were recently discovered in Colorado Springs show how Earth rebounded after the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, according to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Read more: Museum: Fossils found in Colorado Springs hold answers to Earth’s rebound from asteroid strike


These small cell towers popping up around Denver. Here's why.


Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:32:39 GMT

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Across Denver and most of the country, tall green polls are leaving their mark. The ones putting them up claim they'll make cell reception better, but neighbors who live next to them aren't happy about them.

Read more: These small cell towers popping up around Denver. Here's why.


Curiosity rover finds evidence of Mars' ancient salty lakes


Created: Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:09:42 GMT

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Pure salt is usually left behind when a lake dries and disappears, but these are mineral salts mixed in with sediment.

Read more: Curiosity rover finds evidence of Mars' ancient salty lakes

 
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