News archive - May 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery

Professor Linda Nazar

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy storage.

Monday, May 25, 2015

You @ Waterloo Day welcomed future scientists

Science student carrying You @ Waterloo Day poster.

Lab-coat-wearing tour guides, clusters of “science blue” balloons, and Ideas Start Here ® cookies welcomed future Science students and their families to campus this past Saturday.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Science partners with Waterloo Region Museum on Ocean Bound! Exhibit

Pop bottle display showing 2014 water usage per person.

This past winter, the Faculty of Science teamed up with the Waterloo Region Museum to create two displays for the new Ocean Bound! exhibit. This collaboration, formed with Waterloo’s Earth Sciences Museum and the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS), aimed to educate the public about ocean watersheds, aquatic animals and ecosystems.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Waterloo researcher discovers molecules that could kill cancer cells while protecting healthy cells

Stock photo of a cell.

Researchers have identified new molecules that kill cancer cells while protecting healthy cells and that could be used to treat a variety of different cancers. The research shines a light on what happens to cells at the moment they become cancerous.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Waterloo scientists partner with Research2Reality to showcase Canadian research

Research 2 reality logo.

Research underway at Canadian universities today will change the way we live tomorrow.