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 in chemistry at Waterloo.
NanoCnet, a science company developing key technology used in consumer electronics, was among the big winners at the Velocity Fund Finals at the University of Waterloo. Velocity is an entrepreneurship program at Waterloo that provides the knowledge, workspace, community and funding that startups need to succeed.
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.
Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, signed three agreements last week expanding the institution’s teaching and research partnerships with two universities in Hong Kong.
Two of the agreements are with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and include a strategic partnership agreement as well as a memorandum of understanding to increase collaboration.
Waterloo also signed an agreement with Hong Kong’s Lingnan University, where the two institutions have agreed to start an undergraduate exchange program.