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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Partnership leads to aviation e-learning course

While many industries today are facing decline, the commercial aviation industry faces a different challenge. According to a recent study by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a projected increase in airline passengers is expected to double the size of the industry over the next 20 years. However, there aren’t enough aviation professionals trained or in training to meet that demand. In response, a Waterloo professor has partnered with ICAO to offer a free aviation course that’s available to anyone anywhere in the world.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft

New $2.7 million project funded by Department of National Defence will develop technology for quantum radar.

Stealth aircraft in the Canadian arctic will be no match for a new quantum radar system.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

$90,000 awarded to Waterloo researchers

Two University of Waterloo researchers have been awarded $90,000 through Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). They are:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Cisco and the University of Waterloo partner to advance 5G technology

A new collaboration between the University of Waterloo and Cisco Canada will help advance research in the area of 5G technology.

The collaboration has created a Cisco Research Chair in 5G systems, a position dedicated to exploring ways to improve wireless technology.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Census data can level the playing field for small businesses

Local governments and small businesses could save thousands of dollars a year in consulting and research fees if they just used information that’s already publicly available, according to research from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Women who believe their sex drive changes can better cope with low libido

Women who believe that their sex drive will change over time are better able to handle difficulties with sexual desire, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, April 9, 2018

University of Waterloo launches Artificial Intelligence Institute

The University of Waterloo launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute today, bringing together a large group of researchers and businesses to advance technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New research agreement advances engineering of safe automotive software

The University of Waterloo has signed a joint research agreement with two Japanese organizations to develop effective methods to engineer safe and secure embedded software targeting the manufacturing and automotive sectors.

The five-year project, Hasuo Metamathematics for Systems Design (MMSD), is led by Krzysztof Czarnecki, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Ichiro Hasuo, associate professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), and valued at $1.4 million.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Standing desks may lead to lower back pain

Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

The study tested 40 adults, evenly split between male and female, with no previous back issues. It found that 40 percent developed low back pain after standing for two hours. Moreover, if they were previously fatigued, their muscle strength was not able to recover while standing.

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