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The newest Canadian research and technological advances that are changing the way we understand and interact with our environment and each other.

Tagish Lake meteorite in lab at U of A

A fragment of the Tagish Lake meteorite, which exploded above B.C. and the Yukon in January 2000 and landed in pieces on a frozen lake. The estimated 4.55 billion-year-old rock contains clues to the formation of the solar system. (Photo: Chris Herd)

Photo: Chris Herd
A new study suggests Mars’ moons are actually chunks of the red planet itself, and not captured asteroids as previously believed
teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

Teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que. (Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc, Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)

Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc (Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)
The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic
Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences

A new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa showcases 20 trailblazing Canadian women scientists who broke down gender barriers to attain career success. (Photo: Jensen Edwards/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Jensen Edwards/Canadian Geographic
Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences aims to inspire young women to pursue careers in science
Bigleaf maple leaves on a leaf press

The bigleaf maple is highly sought by poachers in North America because of the unique marbling pattern in its wood. (Photo: John B. Hanle)

Photo: John B. Hanle
Volunteers are collecting samples from bigleaf maples to prevent illegal logging
A worker in a flightsuit makes adjustments to a satellite

An engineer at MDA in Montreal makes adjustments to one of three new satellites that will orbit Earth for seven years as part of the Canadian Space Agency’s newest RADARSAT mission. (Photo: Ossie Michelin/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ossie Michelin/Canadian Geographic
The newest generation of the successful RADARSAT program will see three small satellites orbit Earth in tandem to provide detailed environmental data to Canadian researchers and government departments
PAV, personal aerial vehicle, flying vehicle

BlackFly has been in development secretly for the past nine years by OPENER, an aviation company founded in Warkworth, Ont. and now based in Palo Alto, California. (Photo: Courtesy OPENER)

Photo: Courtesy Opener
BlackFly requires no special skills to operate and can travel 115 kilometres per hour
Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Mobile research labs operating in the vicinity of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. (Photo: Arctic Research Foundation)

Photo: Arctic Research Foundation
Innovative laboratories are adding new capabilities to climate research and communications in the western Arctic 
Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Des laboratoires de recherche mobiles exploités à proximité de Cambridge Bay (Nunavut). (Photo : Arctic Research Foundation)

Photo : Arctic Research Foundation
Les laboratoires novateurs ajoutent de nouvelles fonctionnalités à la recherche climatique et aux communications dans l’ouest de l’Arctique
More than 10,000 people visit the Canada-Wide Science Fair each year.

More than 10,000 people visit the Canada-Wide Science Fair each year. This year, 450 young finalists from across Canada presented more than 400 projects on topics related to information technology, health, energy, the environment and more. (Photo: Katherine Lissitsa/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Katherine Lissitsa/Canadian Geographic
These finalists in the 57th annual Canada-Wide Science Fair prove the future is in good hands
a 3D hologram of a person projected into a life-sized pod

A 3D hologram of a person is projected from one place to another using the TeleHuman2 videoconferencing system. (Photo: Queen's University Human Media Lab)

Photo: Queen's University Human Media Lab
A professor at Queen's University has developed new technology that transmits life-sized, 3D images of a person from one place to another
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