Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) performed the first demonstration of quantum-enhanced noise radar, opening the door to promising advancements in radar technology.
The researchers showed how the quantum process can outperform a classical version of the radar by a factor of 10, enabling the detection of objects that are faster, smaller, or further away – all while making the radar less detectable to targets.
Canadian meteorologists who deliver the evening news are interested in educating Canadians about the increasing impacts of climate change.
A recent study from the University of Waterloo found that television weathercasters are increasingly interested in getting into climate change journalism, as opposed to just forecasting current conditions, but face a number of barriers to taking on the role.
The next big Canadian innovation could be among the engineering student projects on display at the annual Capstone Design symposia running until March 28 at the University of Waterloo.
Final year engineering students will be on hand to showcase their projects ranging from a train brake sensor testing system designed for VIA Rail (Mechanical Engineering – March 22) to tattoo removal that’s minimally invasive and painless. (Nanotechnology Engineering – March 22)
A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of the first computational model of the human kidney.
The new model will allow scientists to gain better insights into how new drugs that target the kidney, such as diabetes medication, may work. It will also enable researchers to better learn about the functions of the kidney, including the how the organ regulates the body's salt, potassium, acid content without having to employ invasive procedure on a patient.