News archive - November 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Electrokinetics workshop attracts international experts to Waterloo

An electrokinetics-enhanced bioremediation field site.

Experts from France, Denmark, the United States, and Canada met this week at the University of Waterloo to discuss both successes and future applications of electrokinetic-enhanced remediation, a promising approach to soil and groundwater cleanup that uses a direct electrical current to improve the effectiveness of traditional remediation technologies.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Waterloo physicists propose experiment to define the fundamental nature of light

Image of diffracting light beam.

University of Waterloo physicists have designed a thought experiment that could transform our understanding of the relationship between quantum mechanics and reality. It might even help settle the famous 90-year-old debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Suncayr named international runner-up for 2014 James Dyson Award

Suncayr marker ink samples.

Today the Velocity Science team Suncayr was named a runner-up in the 2014 James Dyson Award international design competition for developing a novel UV responsive marker ink that indicates when to reapply sunscreen.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Waterloo’s ACE satellite key to tracking ozone recovery

Waterloo's Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment in orbit.

Despite recent increases in the concentration of ozone depleting gases in the stratosphere, the ban on CFCs under the Montreal Protocol is still working and will eventually restore the ozone layer.