Sep 30, 2020
New app prevents you from losing your phone
Chaperone uses a sonar-type method known as “active acoustic sensing” to detect a smartphone owner’s movements and locks the phone while alerting the owner when detecting a situation that could lead to loss.
Sep 28, 2020
Vaping up, cigarette use down, among Canadian youth
While vaping increased significantly among Canadian youth over a six-year period, cigarette use remained stable or decreased, a University of Waterloo study says.
Sep 25, 2020
Q and A with the experts: scientific literacy and COVID-19
As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Waterloo science professor Jozef Nissimov has been working to fight misinformation, and share accurate scientific resources. We asked Professor Nissimov to explain science literacy, and why it is even more important as the world deals with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep 24, 2020
Most Canadians don’t know they are living in high-risk flood areas
In a survey of 2,500 people living in designated flood-risk areas across the country, only 6 per cent knew their homes were at risk, according to a new report from the University of Waterloo’s Partners for Action.
Sep 23, 2020
New diabetes device monitors blood using radar and AI, not painful pricks
A palm-sized device developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo uses radar and artificial intelligence (AI) to non-invasively read blood inside the human body.