News archive - May 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Computing a secret, unbreakable key

Diagrammatic explanation of QKD security.

What once took months by some of the world’s leading mathematicians can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to software developed at the University of Waterloo, paving the way for fast, secure quantum communication.

Physicists at the Faculty of Science and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo developed the first available software to evaluate the security of any protocol for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Science Outreach event shows how Kitchener rocks

Jane's Walk 2016.

From vibrant serpentine outside the Crabby Joe's to the crinoid fossils on the outer walls of Immigration Canada, Kitchener is home to a rich geological history. Ancient rocks and fossils can be found in the buildings and surrounding landscapes throughout the city.

On Friday, May 6th, the Faculty of Science Outreach Team, in partnership with the Jane’s Walk initiative, hosted a “Rock around Kitchener” walking tour to explore the unique history of the city as told by its buildings.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Science entrepreneurs share the lessons they've learned from creating a startup

Building a successful and sustainable company requires hard work, failure and evolution. Our Science and Velocity Science entrepreneurs share some lessons they've learned along the way.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Recommended labelling improves readability of prescriptions according to new Waterloo Science and CNIB study

Results of a study from the University of Waterloo Faculty of Science and CNIB bolster the argument for changes in the way pharmacies print instructions to patients.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Suncayr and Medella Health win top prizes at Unlock Your Big Idea Pitch Competition

UV detecting body stickers and diabetes-fighting contact lenses are two Waterloo Science inventions that are one step closer to being on the market thanks to their recent pitch competition wins.