News archive - April 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New software tool could provide answers to some of life’s most intriguing questions

A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of a software tool that can provide conclusive answers to some of the world’s most fascinating questions. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Report identifies cost-effective ways homeowners can protect themselves from the top climate change cost in Canada – basement flooding

With the right information and often for less than $250, homeowners can protect themselves from the increasing risks of basement floods, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Voucher programs can help leverage participation in sport

Cities that want to get the best use of sport facilities built to host novel events might want to give out vouchers for free trials to spectators.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

“Perceptive” people often believe nonsense: study

People who see meaningful patterns where none exist are more likely to buy into hollow statements, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

In the study, Waterloo researchers found people with a tendency to uncritically see patterns, where they were absent, were more likely to endorse statements that sound profound but are actually meaningless.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

First image of black hole captured

A historic global collaboration, with contributions by a Waterloo physicist, has lifted the veil on a cosmic mystery by proving the existence of black holes.

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