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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kids with reading problems may have abnormal binocular vision, study finds

Dr. Lisa Christian gives an eye exam to a child wearing glasses.

According to a new study by the University of Waterloo optometrists, elementary school children who read below their grade level may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, even if they see 20/20.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality

Illustration of carbon nanotubes depositing on a surface with the help of the alignment relay technique.

Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sixth Annual World Wetlands Day Celebration at University of Waterloo

Crowd listening to a presentation by Bruce MacVicar

Friday, February 2 marked the Ecohydrology Research Group’s sixth annual World Wetlands Day (WWD) celebration at the University of Waterloo. This year’s program featured research presentations, three-minute student presentations, a student poster competition, and an evening public lecture.The symposium had over 90 registrants and was attended by researchers from various universities across southwestern Ontario as well as members of the general public. It even got a Twitter-nod from MP of Waterloo Bardish Chagger.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New technique can capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs

Jean-Philippe MacLean works on his quantum optics experiment designed to capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photo

Jean-Philippe MacLean works on his quantum optics experiment designed to capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Scientists find new source of Botox

Needle with text saying botulium toxin.

A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning.