Nov 18, 2019
Researchers bring gaming to autonomous vehicles
Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars.
A new study, led by researchers from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics in collaboration with Waterloo’s Games Institute, details three games created for level three and higher semi-autonomous vehicles. The researchers also made suggestions for many exciting types of in-car games for future exploration.
Nov 15, 2019
Waterloo medical startup wins first Entrepreneurship World Cup
A medical technology startup co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering students topped more than 100,000 applicants to take first place and the $500,000 prize in an international competition staged in Saudi Arabia.
Nov 11, 2019
Scientists develop sensor to save children, pets left in vehicles
A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles.
The new device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals with 100-per-cent accuracy.
Nov 4, 2019
Scientists create 'artificial leaf' that turns carbon dioxide into fuel
Scientists have created an “artificial leaf” to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel.
The new technology, outlined in a paper published today in the journal Nature Energy, was inspired by the way plants use energy from sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into food.
Oct 29, 2019
Ahead of the storm: Report outlines measures to protect commercial real estate owners against floods
The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation is aiming to give Canada’s commercial real estate a safe harbour ahead of a growing storm. The University of Waterloo research centre has developed a comprehensive report outlining 20 measures that can be implemented by commercial real estate owners and managers to enhance flood resilience.
Water impact of your t-shirt: 2700 litres!
You may not know that it takes 2,700 litres of water to make one t-shirt - enough for one person to drink for 900 days. Now, a technology developed at the University of Waterloo, is making apparel production more sustainable by reducing the amount of water needed from 2700 litres to less than 100 litres.
Concept $5K Finals
Join us for an exciting Concept $5K Finals, previously known as the Velocity Fund Finals $5K, where emerging student entrepreneurs pitch live for their share of $20K in funding. Each competitor has just 3 minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges.
In the children's best interests: refugee children in Germany, 1945-1952
After the dust settled at the end of WWII, 700,000 displaced persons remained in the American occupation zone in Germany. Among them were 40,000 unaccompanied children.
Joint Biology/AI Institute seminar
We share this planet with millions of multicellular species, most unknown. In a wild world, their curation would be unnecessary, but human activities are placing many species at risk.
AI and the weaponization of information
Join Darwin AI CEO Sheldon Fernandez (BASc 2001, Computer Engineering) for this timely talk on misinformation in the digital age.