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Friday, August 28, 2015

Fewer than half of psychology studies replicated in massive project

Fewer than half of psychology studies published can replicate their original results, according to University of Waterloo researchers involved in the most comprehensive investigation ever conducted on the rate and predictors of reproducibility in a field of science.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Researchers find way for eagles and wind turbines to coexist

Collisions with wind turbines kill about 100 golden eagles a year in some locations, but a new study that maps both potential wind-power sites and nesting patterns of the birds reveals sweet spots, where potential for wind power is greatest with a lower threat to nesting eagles.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Digital archive of political parties digs deep for Election 2015

If you ever suspected Canadian politicians flip-flopped on a specific issue, or wondered where they stand on another, a new online tool will help you easily find out for sure.

Professor Ian Milligan at the University of Waterloo is charting the content of millions of archived political web pages spanning the last decade, allowing the public to compare what Canadian political leaders and pundits said in the past compared to now.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Steve Blank, Salim Ismail and Mariana Mazzucato to speak at Waterloo Innovation Summit

Everyone is talking about innovation, but who is actually saying anything?

Top global thinkers in business, government and academia will have plenty to say about what it takes to build world-class innovation ecosystems when they convene at the Waterloo Innovation Summit this Sept. 16-18.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wearable technologies will improve stroke rehabilitation

The University of Waterloo and Pervasive Dynamics will develop and test wearable health technologies that can improve stroke rehabilitation as part of a new partnership aimed at transforming the health of older adults.

The joint research initiative, the first partnership between Waterloo and the Canadian developer of medical devices, will be part of the new Advanced Aging ResearCH Centre (ARCH) at Waterloo.

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