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News archive - August 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

Sun and solar panels via GETTY IMAGES

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. 

In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due to a lack of effective controls. 

Read the full press release.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A key piece to understanding how quantum gravity affects low-energy physics

Eduardo Martin-Martinez

Researchers have, for the first time, identified the conditions for theories of quantum gravity to be compatible with one of the paramount predictions of quantum theory and relativity: The Unruh effect.