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Monday, March 18, 2019

Quantum researchers show vast new potential for radar technology

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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

TV meteorologists could play key role in climate change education

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.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Engineering students showcase innovation

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) 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Computer kidney could provide safer tests for new medications

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.

Friday, March 8, 2019

New cybersecurity system offers better protection against hacking and censorship

A new cybersecurity system developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo has a set a new standard in the fight to protect people from malicious online attacks.   

The new tool, a naming system called Bitforest, is one of the first systems that provides an efficient method of decentralized, online security in a way that is easy for the average person to use. The naming system converts more easily remembered names, such as usernames and domain names, to values like public keys needed for securely communicating with computer services and devices.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Green spaces can help you trust strangers

Simple, inexpensive urban design interventions can increase well-being and social connections among city residents, finds a new case study from the Urban Realities Lab at the University of Waterloo.

Researchers found that green spaces and colourful, community-driven urban design elements were associated with higher levels of happiness, greater trust of strangers, and greater environmental stewardship than locations without those amenities. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Weather-responsive intersections could ease traffic congestion

Cities could ease congestion and improve safety during snowstorms by tweaking the timing of traffic lights to take road conditions into account.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo collected data and ran computer simulations to determine that adjusting the signals at intersections in bad weather could reduce delays by up to 20 per cent.


Monday, March 4, 2019

New quantum sensor could improve cancer treatment

A new quantum sensor developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) has proven it can outperform existing technologies and promises significant advancements in long-range 3D imaging and monitoring the success of cancer treatments.


Michael Reimer

Friday, March 1, 2019

University of Waterloo appoints new dean of Applied Health Sciences

The University of Waterloo has appointed Lili Liu as the next dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Liu currently serves as the chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. 


Prof. Lili Liu

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.

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