News archive - March 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

University of Waterloo and Brainport Eindhoven are taking the next steps to bring new nanotech to Dutch and European markets

Canada Flag and Netherlands Flag Merged

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) and the economic development agency of Brainport Eindhoven in the Netherlands have taken another step towards bringing Waterloo’s top nanotechnology innovations to the EU market. 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Leak-detection startup books spot in pitch finals

Sensors made by Aquasensing are just three centimetres square

A technology startup company founded by two Waterloo Engineering professors has earned a spot in the finals of an international pitch competition for water innovations.

AquaSensing, which was launched by WIN member Norman Zhou and George Shaker in 2019, booked its spot in the global Water Dragons event by finishing second in an Ontario heat featuring eight companies.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Institutes partner to create education tool for DNA-based vaccine delivered through a nasal spray

A screen capture from the project

What is nanotechnology, and how does it help us everyday?

To answer this question, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) partnered with the Games Institute (GI) to create a playful online education app. This project aims to explore and explain how nanotechnology is used in our everyday lives using digital visual storytelling and game technology.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Time of day boosts effectiveness of anti-aging supplements

Image of hand holding pills with a clock

Aging is a disease that can be fought with the appropriate combinations of supplements and behaviours, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.

Using a comprehensive mathematical model, the researchers also found that the best time of day for someone to take these supplements depends on their age. Some anti-aging supplements should be taken by young people at night, while older people should take it midday for the greatest effectiveness.