University of Waterloo

Moveable

Electric Cars Make Excellent Autonomous Vehicles—So Why Are Most AVs Gas-Powered?

These engineering students are making an autonomous electric car.
Tracey Lindeman
5.3.18
bottled water

We Keep Buying Bottled Water Because We Fear Death

Ads for bottled water make it seem safer and purer than normal tap water, researchers say.
Stephen Leahy
2.2.18
Moveable

The 5G Network Probably Won’t Be Good Enough for Self-Driving Cars

Car-to-car meshnets could enable self-driving cars where there’s no internet.
Tracey Lindeman
12.13.17
On Edge

This Scientist Is Using VR to Understand Why Skyscrapers Stress People Out

I put on a VR helmet and joined in the study.
James Jackson
12.6.17
waterloop

This Is the Prototype Pod Designed by Canada's Only Hyperloop Team

Undergrads at the University of Waterloo are working to qualify the Goose II for a race in August.
James Jackson
7.24.17
the ties that bind

Here's a Knot of Dark Matter Binding Two Galaxies Together

Check out the first composite image of a dark matter filament in our universe.
Kate Lunau
4.13.17
robots

Living With Robots Will Change Humans in Unexpected Ways

"The problem might not be that if we teach a robot to kick a ball, the robot will come back and kick us. The problem might be that it does something to us if we kick the robot."
Rose Simone
1.11.17
motherboard show

Scientists Set a New Distance Record for Quantum Teleportation

We're another step closer to an "unhackable" internet.
Kate Lunau
9.20.16
Health

How a Scientist on Earth Is Studying a Floating Astronaut’s Veins

Astronauts’ arteries undergo troubling changes in space. A Canadian scientist is trying to figure out why.
Kate Lunau
5.27.16
Canada

Canadian Students Made This Neat Nanotech Ink to Thwart Counterfeiters

A smartphone camera's flash and some fancy processing algorithms are all that's needed to verify the authenticity of whatever the ink has been applied to.
Matthew Braga
8.7.15