Research

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Reusing electric car batteries will cut greenhouse gases

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Batteries no longer strong enough to drive cars can have a second life powering lights and appliances for 10+ years, Waterloo research finds

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Waterloo researcher to discuss e-cigarettes in Harvard webcast

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E-cigarettes may promote tobacco use among new users, says Waterloo expert

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Can science keep MLB pitchers off the disabled list?

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Biomechanical assessments along with strength training - not restricting innings - is vital to protecting pitchers from injury

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How long should you stand — rather than sit — at your work station?

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A Waterloo researcher has found that you have to stand for at least 30 minutes every hour to get health benefits

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Startup taps into maker market with a DIY soldering iron

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Waterloo Engineering students win $10,000 for their capstone design project - a soldering iron that’s safer and easier to use

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Contact lens wearers: Can eye makeup cloud your vision?

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Vision scientist says contact lenses can trap cosmetics in your eye and disrupt your vision 

Heidi Swanson

The mathematics of solving the invasive species problem

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New statistical tool can help ecologists predict how Asian carp and zebra mussels will compete with native species for food and breeding grounds

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Three Minute Thesis: Waterloo students showcase their research

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Grad students working on everything from inexpensive wireless Internet to mercury in traditional Inuit food will make presentations at campus event

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Zebra mussel is inspiration for human body super glue

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Waterloo engineering professor is developing a glue that may one day be used to engineer human tissues and organs

Ralph Smith

Climate change can dramatically increase invasive mussel numbers

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Warmer temperatures and stronger storms will cause invasive mussels to multiply in one of Ontario’s most popular sport fishing lakes, Waterloo biologist finds

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