Highlights / university waterloo

Environment, Politics

How to mitigate the effects of flood damage from climate change

Report says “keep the wetlands”. Counterpoint response to the IBC study- RCI: Nov 19/18 (Both this article and the subsequent “Counterpoint” have been modified as a result of complaints by Robert Muir (P Eng) to the Radio-Canada Ombudsman regarding inaccuracies» 

Economy, Environment, International

Aquaculture: limitations of vaccines

Aquaculture, or fish farms,  have come under quite a bit of criticism, but in spite of that, they have now become a crucial part of the the world’s food supply. Brian Dixon (PhD) is a professor of biology and Canada» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Teaching a computer to fight computer crime

Watson, the IBM “cognitive”supercomputer, originally designed to compete on the TV quiz show Jeopardy, has a new goal. It will be programmed to fight cyber crime, and three Canadian universities are helping to “teach” it, one of them is the» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Rippling through space-time; Einstein right again

An event which happened 1.3 billion light years away from Earth, is now causing a blockbuster of an event in the world of astrophysics.  It involved the collision of two black holes.  Another big event, albeit a lesser one, is»