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Electric Cars Make Excellent Autonomous Vehicles—So Why Are Most AVs Gas-Powered?
These engineering students are making an autonomous electric car.
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.
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.
This Scientist Is Using VR to Understand Why Skyscrapers Stress People Out
I put on a VR helmet and joined in the study.
A Canadian University Asks Black Student to Prove Minorities Exist on Campus
University of Waterloo asked Fiqir Worku—who was trying to develop services for racialized minorities—to collect information on the school’s racial demographics by herself.
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Millennials Live at Home Because the Economy Sucks, Not Laziness
Yet another story on this.
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.
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.
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."
Scientists Set a New Distance Record for Quantum Teleportation
We're another step closer to an "unhackable" internet.
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.
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.