Rates of deforestation in war zones increase dramatically once peace is declared, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
The study, by Simron Singh, a researcher in Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment and Nelson Grima from the University of Vermont, looked at data on conflict zones around the world, with a specific focus on Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast and Peru.
Companies developing bionic arms that learn, a new type of water treatment system, a scalable biological manufacturing platform and a smart monitoring system for steam traps took home the top prizes at yesterday’s 23rd staging of the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Fund Finals (VFF).
Membio, which is developing the first truly scalable biological manufacturing platform, followed up on their Velocity $5K win in the Spring by pocketing one of the four $25,000 prizes.
Costly water losses in municipal water systems could be significantly reduced using sensors and new artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo in collaboration with industry partners, the technology has the potential to detect even small leaks in pipes.It combines sophisticated signal processing techniques and AI software to identify telltale signs of leaks carried via sound in water pipes.