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  1. May 22, 2018Kids show adult-like intuition about ownership

    Children as young as age three are able to make judgements about who owns an object based on its location, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 

    The findings also show that children can sense an item’s ownership without seeing someone interact with it. They intuitively know who owns an item, even if their parents have not pointed that out to them. 

  2. May 17, 2018Climate change broadens threat of emerald ash borer

    More Canadian cities will experience damage from the emerald ash borer than previously thought. As a result of climate change and fewer days of extreme cold, the beetle may eat its way further north than originally estimated.

    Kim Cuddington, a professor of biology at the University of Waterloo, led the team that produced a probability map for North America showing where the emerald ash borer is likely to kill trees.

  3. May 16, 2018Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems

    A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may detect whether your health is failing.

    The study, which involved researchers from Waterloo’s Faculties of Applied Health Sciences and Engineering, found that the data from wearable sensors and artificial intelligence that assesses changes in aerobic responses could one day predict whether a person is experiencing the onset of a respiratory or cardiovascular disease.

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