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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Research will help urban planners prioritize bike lanes

Bike lanes

A new virtual tool could help planners choose the best places to install bikes lanes in cities.

The data-based tool builds on previous research at the University of Waterloo that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for cyclists and motorists.
 
Collected using sensors and a handlebar camera as researchers cycled hundreds of kilometres in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, the data showed bike lanes virtually eliminate vehicles getting too close to cyclists when they pass them.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

University of Waterloo closed today

The University of Waterloo is closed today, Tuesday, February 12 because of anticipated severe weather conditions.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Making homes smart could become easier

Wifi Router

Making your house “smart” could soon become cheaper and easier, thanks to new technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Their recent study describes an approach that can be used to deploy, for the first time, battery-free sensors into a home using existing WiFi networks. Previous attempts to use battery-free sensors ran into some obstacles making the efforts impractical. These hurdles include the need to modify existing WiFi access points, challenges with security protocols, and the need to use energy-hungry components.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia

Pills

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. 

The new treatment differs from the traditional anti-biotic treatment as it is a type of gene therapy that is delivered via nanotechnology and is showing a 65 per cent success rate in preventing chlamydia infection on a single dose.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

University of Waterloo closed today

The University of Waterloo is closed today because of weather conditions.
 
The University of Waterloo Optometry Clinic is also closed. Notice of the campus closing is posted on our website. Please check the website for updates as they are available. The University of Waterloo Twitter account will also have up-to-the moment details.
 
For more information, read the University of Waterloo’s weather and emergency closing guidelines.

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