Engineering

A new light on arc-faults: Enhancing electrical fire safety

An arc-fault is an electrical discharge between two conductors due to poor contact. These discharges cause sparks that can reach temperatures as high as 1000 degrees Celsius, making them one of the major causes of electrical ...

Hardware

Tailoring a comfort-fit police jacket

In collaborative work between police organizations and experts in ergonomics and biomechanics, a new equipment vest has been developed to address the issue of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly lower back pain, among ...

Engineering

Bubble simulation: Model improves prediction of cavitation nuclei

Small gas bubbles that form and collapse in a liquid—a process known as cavitation—can cause big problems for equipment like ship propellers. Imploding bubbles create noise and vibration, interfering with acoustic sensors, ...

Engineering

Want a noninvasive health monitor? Put a ring on it.

University of Waterloo engineers have invented a powerful antenna small enough to fit in a ring and capable of transmitting critical medical data to health care workers and individual patients.