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New tool to make web browsing easier for the visually impaired

New tool to make web browsing easier for the visually impaired

Scientists at the University of Waterloo, in collaboration with Microsoft and the University of Washington, have developed a new tool called Voice Exploration, Retrieval,...
Vital signs can now be monitored using radar

Vital signs can now be monitored using radar

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have devised a new radar system that can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating the need...
Prof. Amir Khajepour stands next to a vehicle containing his new wheel unit. CREDIT University of Waterloo

New wheel units could reduce vehicle costs

Most current urban vehicles are scaled-down versions of standard passenger cars. This imposes serious limitations on the safety, comfort, efficiency, dynamic performance and, hence,...
Your body image is impacted by those around you

Your body image is impacted by those around you

Body image is a complex multidimensional construct composed of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors related to one’s body and weight. A plethora of research indicates...
Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

Drawing and painting are fundamental activities in children's development, as kids express themselves and their emotions through drawing and coloring in. A new study...
An RFID tag is modified by cutting out a small part its antenna (silver ribbon) and placing a small light-sensing phototransistor or temperature-responsive resistor (thermistor) on it. CREDIT University of Waterloo

Batteryless smart device closer to reality

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have taken a step forward toward a new generation of smart devices that don't require batteries or charging....
Man hand playing a computer games

Motivating gamers with personalized game design

A group of multidisciplinary scientists at the University of Waterloo has recognized three fundamental computer game player characteristics that will make diversion outline more...
human and mammal

Difference between humans and other mammals is skin deep

When it comes to the types and diversity of microorganisms on our skin, humans are unique among mammals. Scientists discovered how distinct we humans are...
Young and happy woman eating healthy salad sitting on the table with green fresh ingredients indoors

Dieting associated with risky behaviors in teenage girls

Underweight remains an important health risk for a significant portion of younger adolescents, especially in teenage girls. The girls use to think that dieting...

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