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People & Culture

First Nations turn to tech to save endangered languages

The latest app from FirstVoices allows users to type, text and post to social media in more than 100 indigenous languages

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History

History

The Technology of the Franklin Expedition search

Remote sensing and remote controlled underwater vehicles have brought the search into the 21st century

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Team photo from the 2012 search for the lost Franklin ships.

History

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger gives a sneak peek of this year’s Franklin search

Why this summer’s search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition will be the biggest and most advanced ever

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Canadian Hydrographic Survey launch, CSL Gannett

History

2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

This year's search is about much more than underwater archaeology. The Victoria Strait Expedition will contribute to northern science and communities.

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Looking out from the Canadian Coast Guard's CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier

History

Finding Franklin

This summer’s Victoria Strait Expedition will bring cutting edge technology and unprecedented resources to the search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition

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History

Throwback Thursday: Canada’s first satellite

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Articles

Exploration

Mapping

Environment

Travel

Woman wearing winter boots on a snowy street

Travel

Putting three Columbia boots to the winter weather test

Can Geo staff tested three styles of lightweight but warm winter boots 

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Butterfly wing used as anti-counterfeiting tool

A Vancouver-based company is studying the morpho butterfly to create an image impossible to counterfeit

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A bear stands in a creek with a fish in its mouth

Wildlife

Software developers and conservation biologists team up to develop a facial recognition AI for brown bears

Silicon Valley software developers and B.C. conservation biologists create a facial recognition technology with photos of bears in B.C. and Alaska

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Wildlife

Migration in the time of climate change

New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals

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Polar bear walking across ice

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: out-of-control hogs, sex-sorted bison, and indigenous forest gardens

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People & Culture

Arctic airships

These dirigibles might be the solution to transportation challenges in the changing North

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People & Culture

Tips for photographing flowers

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A deer explores a clearcut

Environment

What if we could plant trees as quickly as we cut them down?

Experts say global reforestation is one of our best defences against climate change, so a Toronto-based company is developing drones that can get the job done quickly

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Students sitting on Can Geo Education's Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map.

Kids

There’s no map to teaching in a pandemic

Across Canada, teachers are getting creative with their methods and approaches in the classroom to overcome challenges imposed by COVID-19

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Canada Science and Technology Museum

Places

Canada Science and Technology Museum reopens after extensive renovations

After 26 months of construction and $80 million in upgrades, the national science and innovation showcase in Ottawa promises to connect the past and the future

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Science & Tech

Innovative techniques monitor polar bears without disturbing them

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A woman squats on a beach and holds a rock close to her face.

Science & Tech

The puzzle of plastic: Turning to science to solve our recycling dilemma

Environmental entrepreneur Miranda Wang turns to science to seek profitable solutions to the problem of what to do with our mountains of plastic waste

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Science & Tech

Laser vision: Learning with LiDAR

What is LiDAR technology? And how does it work?

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Canadian university students win award at Shell Eco-marathon Americas

Science & Tech

Canadian teams win big at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas

A Canadian team took the top spot for most fuel-efficient vehicle and another won the Off-Track Communications Award

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The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft lifts off

Science & Tech

NASA launches asteroid probe — with Canadian tech on board

The OSIRIS-REx probe carries a Canadian instrument that will help it map the surface of a near-earth asteroid

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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Science & Tech

Inside your smartphone: analyzing the rare-earth elements

How so-called rare earth elements are powering our modern tech — and where to find them

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Science & Tech

Perrin Beatty on the future of Canada’s energy mix

How has Ontario's green energy shift affected the province? What have been the effects of oil prices' decline in Canada? Perrin Beatty weighs in.

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Science & Tech

What happened to the flying car?

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Marc-André Caron, a student at the University of Ottawa

Science & Tech

Q&A with a team captain heading to the Shell Eco-marathon Americas

Take a look under the hood of a prototype vehicle and learn how teams prepare for the Eco-marathon

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Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015 Zoticus

Science & Tech

Energy efficient student-built vehicles to compete in Shell Eco-marathon

Canadian teams have historically performed well in the competition, which challenges students to create a vehicle that can travel far using little energy

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The moon in shadow

Science & Tech

Canadian rover set to land on moon within five years

The unmanned vehicle will collect imagery and data of the surface the moon

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CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

Science & Tech

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station comes online

What does it take to operate high-tech scientific facilities — including live-study growing chambers and necropsy, genomics and imaging labs — in Canada’s Arctic?

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Science & Tech

Dark vessels and how to find them

Canada is taking to space in the fight against illegal fishing

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Site archéologique des plaques glaciaires KfTe-1 dans les montagnes Selwyn de la région  centre-ouest des Territoires du Nord-Ouest. (Photo : T. Andrews/PWNHC)

Science & Tech

Plaques glaciaires des Territoires du Nord-Ouest

As climate change accelerates Arctic melt, the ice is offering up its secrets

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Quebec — La Romaine-1 generating station

Science & Tech

Innovation in hydro power

How Hydro-Quebec is turning problems into opportunities for innovation

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An Oakville, Ont. plant produces biodiesel from used coffee grounds

Science & Tech

The Holy Grail of Green

Researchers get creative in their quest to make the next big breakthrough in green energy

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Science & Tech

Predicting the storm

How computers are replacing humans to forecast the weather

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Photo: Yinan Chen/Wikimedia Commons

Science & Tech

Renewable energy builds self-reliance in Fort McPherson, N.W.T.

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Science & Tech

Comment un nouveau projet de cartographie du Nord préserve le savoir traditionnel des Inuits

Lancés plus tard cette année à Clyde River (Nunavut), des atlas numériques des toponymes inuits, des habitats fauniques, des études scientifiques et de bien plus encore profitent déjà aux collectivités dans l’Arctique

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Mapping, atlas, Inuit, traditional knowledge, Carleton University, Nunavut, Clyde River, science, wildlife

Science & Tech

How a new northern mapping project is preserving Inuit traditional knowledge

Set to launch later this year in Clyde River, Nunavut, digital atlases of Inuit place names, wildlife habitat, scientific studies and more are already benefiting communities in the Arctic

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Glacier on Svalbard, Norway

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Citizen Science

From phytoplankton to drones, citizen science in the remote Svalbard wilderness is contributing to research around the world

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Environment

What lies beneath: Ghost gear in our oceans

Ghost gear — lost or abandoned fishing gear — is a major problem in our oceans, but renewed efforts are underway to clean it up

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Site archéologique des plaques glaciaires KfTe-1 dans les montagnes Selwyn de la région  centre-ouest des Territoires du Nord-Ouest. (Photo : T. Andrews/PWNHC)

Science & Tech

Archaeologists find rich historical record in melting Arctic ice

As climate change accelerates Arctic melt, the ice is offering up its secrets

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Science & Tech

Alternative fuel sources get put to the test at Shell Eco-marathon Americas

Categories for hydrogen and battery-electric cars attract teams interested in shaping the future of fuel 

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A model of a woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Can the woolly mammoth be brought back from extinction?

And moreover, should it? Plus: Dinosaur fight club, birds about town, and tracking whale whoops

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Science & Tech

Canadian teams clinch top spots in 2016 Shell Eco-marathon

What if we told you the car of the future may have already been invented?

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Mapping

7 ways Canadians are contributing to the fight against COVID-19

Vaccines, treatments and virus mapping are all underway

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plastic straw alternative

Science & Tech

A plant-based alternative to plastic straws

With Canada set to ban single-use plastics by 2022, products made of cellulose — a major component of plants — could be the ideal alternative

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Mapping

Map Monday – Art meets Google Street View

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Sable feral horses

Science & Tech

Students take innovative Sable Island horse deterrent system to world stage

The students’ device will compete at an international innovation competition June 18 to 20

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Mapping

New real-time ice mapping project could save lives

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Arctic Frontiers conference 2019

Environment

Five key takeaways from the Arctic Frontiers conference

The uncertainty and change that's currently disrupting the region dominated the annual meeting's agenda

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a 3D hologram of a person projected into a life-sized pod

Science & Tech

Video: See the world’s first holographic communication system

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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Mapping

Interactive map explores age of Edmonton buildings

New map allows Edmontonians to explore the ages of the buildings in their city

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Wildlife

Canadian researchers uncover surprises through fish DNA analysis

One thing researchers weren't expecting to find: yellow perch cannabalism

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Photo, left: Silver Eight/Can Geo Photo Club

Environment

Richard Louv on the importance of reconnecting with nature

A new book aims to solve nature-deficit disorder and reconnect kids with the natural world

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Science & Tech

How GPS is killing navigation, and why schools need to fix it

Satellite navigation is fallible and our ubiquitous reliance on it is eroding our natural way finding abilities, argues Roger McKinlay

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Science & Tech

How Antarctic research is helping astronauts stay healthy

Canadian scientists are joining an international team in Antarctica to study the health risks of long-term space missions

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Science & Tech

Five ways drones are being used for good

Unmanned aerial vehicles are controversial; we explore their pros and cons

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Photo: Yinan Chen/Wikimedia Commons

Science & Tech

L’énergie renouvelable favorise l’autonomie à Fort McPherson (T.N.-O.)

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Science & Tech

Getting an underwater grip

The latest update in diving suit technology

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Science & Tech

Street-level solutions

An underground Toronto lab is trying to make it easier for us to get around town

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Travel

Yukon vs. Yukon: driving the Klondike highway

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Science & Tech

Des microorganismes dévoreurs de métaux lourds sont mis à contribution pour filtrer les effluents contaminés dans les sites miniers du Nord

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One of Diavik Diamond Mine’s four new 2.3-megawatt wind turbines

Science & Tech

An energy gem

Wind power is fueling the push to green diamond mines in the Northwest Territories

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Ed Burtynsky

Environment

Edward Burtynsky’s augmented reality

How “Photography 3.0” is helping us understand the world through a new lens

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