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2 years 11 months ago

Got SPF?

Fun in the sun can get you burned if you're no properly protected. Kids are cooling off at local fountains and pools as the summer sun beats down across El Paso County. Remembering to slather on the sunscreen will ensure your little ones won't have sore skin at night....

2 years 11 months ago

Protect yourself

For a little fun in the sun you better make sure you are slathering on a little protection. There is no shortage of the SPF-packed bottles of lotions and sprays at the Uncle Wilber Fountain today in downtown Colorado Springs. The Skin Cancer Foundation says one terrible sunburn...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Total solar eclipse this weekend

A total eclipse of the sun will occur Sunday, but don't be so quick to take out your special viewing glasses. Unlike recent solar eclipses, this year's sun show will be visible only in a narrow slice of the Southern Hemisphere. The eclipse will begin at sunrise 1,200 miles...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Solar plane completes historic 24-hour flight

An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night. Pilot Andre Borschberg eased the Solar Impulse onto the runway at Payerne airfield about 30 miles...

4 years 1 month ago

Snowmelt causing havoc around Colorado

Torrential spring runoff has washed over north central and northeast Colorado, wiping out bridges, flooding homes and swelling waterways. In Boulder County, a bridge where crews had been clearing debris partially collapsed and bike paths along Boulder Creek have been closed. A dive team is on call in case...

4 years 2 months ago

Denver company creates windows that can think

Denver-based technology company RavenBrick has developed a "smart" window that can transform itself to maximize energy efficiency. The Raven Window Filter responds to sunlight and temperature to change the tint of the window, allowing more or less light into a building. RavenBrick CEO Alex Burney says the filter can...

4 years 5 months ago

New "solar" satellite has Colorado roots

Researchers say a new NASA satellite could help predict powerful solar storms that cause havoc on Earth. Dan Baker of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics calls the storms "space Katrina" events that can trigger massive electrical blackouts and communication failures. A NASA satellite known...

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