Alex Cattran was up for anything when 17 student teams gathered on the weekend to race against each other - and test themselves in the process - in electric cars they had spent months designing and building.
In addition to sharing driving duties for the entry from Guelph Collegiate and Vocational Institute, he worked in the pits furiously pumping up a leaky tire and scrambling to find replacements for a part that kept falling off.
Researchers using powerful supercomputers have found a way to generate microwaves with inexpensive silicon, a breakthrough that could dramatically cut costs and improve devices such as sensors in self-driving vehicles.
“Until now, this was considered impossible,” said C.R. Selvakumar, a Waterloo Engineering professor who proposed the concept several years ago.