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Friday, June 30, 2017

Super-sensitive measurement method could advance medical research, environmental monitoring

A new method for measuring extremely tiny objects could lead to cheaper, more accurate sensors for use in fields including medical research and gas detection.

Research at the University of Waterloo found that nanoscale devices using electromagnetism would be sensitive enough to determine the mass of viruses a hundred billion times lighter than a strand of human hair.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

UWaterloo and Ciena research drives advancements in Internet connectivity

UWaterloo and Ciena research drives advancements in Internet connectivity

Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo are working with Ciena to find solutions to help network operators and Internet providers respond to the insatiable demand for faster and faster data transmission over the Internet.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Gays and Lesbians Who Feel Supported are More Certain about Retirement Prospects

Gay men and Lesbians who don’t feel socially supported feel less secure about their retirement then heterosexual adults, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

The study of working Canadians aged 45 to 70 found the majority of them believed that retirement by age 62 was achievable. While the number held true for gay men and lesbians who felt socially supported, it dropped by a year more for those that felt isolated or marginalized.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Putting others first can cost lives in emergencies

Selfless heroism isn’t the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study from the University of Waterloo suggests.

The study, which used computer modeling of a flooded subway station, found overall survival rates were substantially higher when strong people in a 30-member group reached safety themselves before trying to help weaker people.

Monday, June 19, 2017

University of Waterloo holds 114th convocation

More than 5,700 students received degrees as part of the University of Waterloo's 114th convocation. There were 4,818 undergraduate degrees and 966 graduate degrees handed out at ceremonies taking place over five days.

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