Science and technology

Scientists witness a cosmic collision, and the origins of gold

WASHINGTON – It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Black holes dance at Sunflower Theatre event in Cortez

Guests crowded into the Sunflower Theatre Friday night to learn about a pair of dark, hungry monsters lurking at the center of a distant galaxy. As part of the theater’s ongoing “Ideas, Education...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Public Library presents “Build a Better World” summer programs

The Dolores Public Library invites youths to participate in “Build A Better World” this summer to provide reading programs, promote literacy and engage in science, technology, engineering, art and...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature looks to technology to assist elderly population

DENVER – The state Legislature’s Joint Technology Committee met Tuesday to hear about the technological developments that may help Colorado’s growing elderly population age.The presentation covered...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Fort Lewis College sciences building named Sitter Family Hall

Students have enjoyed the state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and study areas since January, but on Friday, the community will have its chance to check out the new geosciences, physics and...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Lawmakers want Colorado ready for driverless vehicles

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers took a step Thursday toward preparing the state for vehicles that will travel the roadways of the future. Senate Bill 213, which would allow automated driving systems in...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FFA Week inspires young farmers

The agriculture department at Dolores Schools is hosting FFA week to recruit future farmers and educate students on career opportunities. On Tuesday, it was tractor day, and dozens of elementary...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Discovery Festival showcases careers in science

With pipettes, students carefully added rubbing alcohol to plastic tubes to help DNA from wheat unwind. Shaking their tubes as instructed, they saw hundreds of thousands of white strands. These are...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New FLC science and engineering building will ‘rocket us forward’

After $35.3 million and 10 years of planning, lobbying the state and construction, Fort Lewis College students will finally be able to pursue learning in the state-of-the art Geosciences, Physics...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Montezuma native helped discover gravitational waves

A Montezuma County native and Montezuma-Cortez High School graduate was involved in a major scientific breakthrough earlier this winter — the discovery of gravitational waves.Margot Phelps helped...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moab provides lessons in science, language and survival

Seventh-graders from Cortez Middle School visited Moab, Utah on May 3-5 for an educational trip that blended science, social studies and language arts learning, trip sponsor Melanie Cook said....

DATE: May 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archaeologists use high tech to unlock pyramids’ mystery

“An unprecedented grand plan.” This is how Egypt’s State Ministry for Antiquities describes the large-scale survey of pyramids that started in November last year. Using the latest technologies, a...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News