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Michael Pope doesn’t know how much daily battery life people would be willing to trade away for the convenience of smartphones that fully charge in a matter of just five or 10 seconds.

But after using nanotechnology for a recent breakthrough in the design of energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors, the Waterloo Engineering professor expects that question to become increasingly relevant in the case of cellphones, laptops and a wide range of other potential uses.

In one corner of Professor Catherine Gebotys’s lab, a laser beam is strategically aimed to disrupt circuit board operations. Nearby, electromagnetic pulses bombard an uncapped chip while a couple of graduate students track the results on an oscilloscope screen.

By probing for vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit, her team at the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering is making the Internet of Things more secure.

When people started putting mannequins in the backs of their cars to try and sneak onto HOV lanes during the Pan Am Games in Toronto, it was an extreme example of how desperate we can become when faced with major traffic congestion. It was also proof that Miovision’s potential solution to transportation management couldn’t come at a better time.