News archive - February 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Home insurance buyers lack access to public flood data

Canadian homeowners do not have the information they need to know if they should buy flood insurance leaving them exposed to significant financial risk. 

A recent study from the University of Waterloo found flood mapping information in Canada was inadequate, incomplete, hard to locate and varied widely from province-to-province.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How to make the push-up work for you

If you want to improve your golf swing, softball pitch, or tennis serve, the push-up is for you.

The push-up is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified push-up, called a ‘push-up plus.’

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.

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.

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