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Health - Electroengineering - 09.07.2024
AI-powered antenna revolutionizes bone fracture diagnosis
AI-powered antenna revolutionizes bone fracture diagnosis
A University of Waterloo engineer has paired inexpensive wireless communication antennas with artificial intelligence (AI) to improve how doctors can detect bone fractures. Determining bone fractures using traditional diagnostic methods such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) takes time - such equipment is not readily available in ambulances or primary care facilities and, with health care services in high demand, many people have to wait for an x-ray or scan once they arrive at the hospital.

Environment - Electroengineering - 18.10.2023
Protecting polar bears aim of new and improved radar technology
Protecting polar bears aim of new and improved radar technology
Research testing new technology to more effectively locate polar bear dens across the Arctic is showing promising results. Researchers from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Brigham Young University (BYU), collaborating with Polar Bears International, hope that improving detection tools to locate dens-which are nearly invisible and buried under snow-will help efforts to protect mother polar bears and their cubs.

Electroengineering - 08.05.2023
Canadian e-waste has tripled
The first comprehensive analysis of e-waste in Canada found electronic waste has tripled and is steadily growing New research finds that Canada's electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) has more than tripled in the last two decades, the equivalent of filling the CN tower 110 times and generating close to a million tons in 2020 alone.

Electroengineering - Materials Science - 03.05.2023
Engineers tap into good vibrations to power the Internet of Things
May 3, 2023 New material converts vibrations into electricity  In a world hungry for clean energy, engineers have created a new material that converts the simple mechanical vibrations all around us into electricity to power sensors in everything from pacemakers to spacecraft. The first of its kind and the product of a decade of work by researchers at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto, the novel generating system is compact, reliable, low-cost and very, very green.