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  1. Dec. 11, 2017Battery research could triple range of electric vehicles

    New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles.

    The breakthrough involves the use of negative electrodes made of lithium metal, a material with the potential to dramatically increase battery storage capacity.

    “This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting batteries that give people much more range in their electric vehicles,” said Quanquan Pang, who led the research while he was a PhD candidate at Waterloo.

  2. Dec. 4, 2017Women are naturally more fit than men

    Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

    Quick oxygen uptake places less strain on the body’s cells and is considered an important measure of aerobic fitness.

    “The findings are contrary to the popular assumption that men’s bodies are more naturally athletic,” said Thomas Beltrame, lead author on the study.                          

  3. Dec. 1, 2017Study finds reading information aloud to yourself improves memory

    You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

    A recent Waterloo study found that speaking text aloud helps to get words into long-term memory. Dubbed the “production effect,” the study determined that it is the dual action of speaking and hearing oneself that has the most beneficial impact on memory.

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