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  1. Apr. 20, 2017Researchers developing a system to access government-censored websites

    People living in countries where the Internet is censored will be able to use a new tool to access websites their governments restrict. Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing technology called Slitheen — after aliens on Doctor Who that disguise themselves as humans to evade detection.

  2. Apr. 17, 2017Powered stretchers could reduce injuries, keep paramedics on the job

    Moving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 per cent, a University of Waterloo study has found.

    The study, published in Applied Ergonomics, found that paramedics who had access to stretchers with a battery-powered hydraulic system and an assisted ambulance-loading feature experienced significantly fewer musculoskeletal injuries on the job.

  3. Apr. 12, 2017Waterloo researchers capture first image of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together.

    The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained unobservable.
     

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