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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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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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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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Photo: Canadian Geographic Archives

History

Throwback Thursday: Old ads used trophy hunting to promote air travel

While Africa is still only a day away from Montreal, airline technology and society have certainly changed in the 58 years since October 1957.

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History

Throwback Thursday: Canada’s first satellite

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Wildlife

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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Exploration

CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques receives spacewalk training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston.

Exploration

Preparing for launch

A conversation with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who is getting ready to travel to the International Space Station 

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Articles

Environment

Mapping

Students from Margaret Leland's Grade 5 class at Connect Charter School in Calgary, Alta. had the opportunity to test out WorldView with Lynn Moorman (right) last month

Mapping

New geo-spatial software connects with kids

New software allows anyone to easily create maps with open source GIS data

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People & Culture

People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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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

Behind the wires: A look back at Canada’s golden age of telegraphy

On the 175th anniversary of Canada’s first telegraph message, a pioneering telegrapher recalls her exciting career

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People & Culture

New book looks at economic solutions for the climate crisis

“We cannot sit on the sidelines anymore,” says Tom Rand, author of The Case for Climate Capitalism

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People & Culture

Maternal health enters the information age in Peru

How the Wawared project is using technology to collect and share health data that will improve the lives of women and, perhaps eventually, everyone in the nation

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Travel

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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

What happened to the flying car?

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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

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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PLAT-I tidal energy platform in Grand Passage, May 2019

Science & Tech

Testing the future of tidal energy in Nova Scotia

In the Bay of Fundy, technicians are putting a groundbreaking new tidal technology through its paces

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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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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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A Student on Ice teacher talks to students in a small boat surrounded by ice

Science & Tech

World Oceans Day: Building a more sustainable ocean future — one worker at a time

Part three of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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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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Photo: Yinan Chen/Wikimedia Commons

Science & Tech

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

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The lizard-inspired Canadian innovation that pulls drinking water out of thin air

Science & Tech

The Canadian innovation that pulls drinking water out of thin air

And it was inspired by a lizard

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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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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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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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Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

Science & Tech

Weather watchers encouraged to report tornadoes in Canada this summer

Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 

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Science & Tech

How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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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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Dave Mossop tient dans ses bras deux bébés crécerelles

Science & Tech

The mystery of Yukon’s disappearing kestrels

There was no sign of these birds of prey in the boreal Yukon by 2007, but a long-term study is now recording small returns

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L’équipe de 2014-2015 de la base antarctique Concordia

Science & Tech

How Antarctic isolation affects the mind

Canadian psychologist Peter Suedfeld is studying stress in the world's harshest environment

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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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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

Getting an underwater grip

The latest update in diving suit technology

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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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Science & Tech

Meet Canada’s newest astronauts

Jenni Sidey and Joshua Kutryk, both from Alberta, were announced as Canada's 13th and 14th astronauts on Canada Day

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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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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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A terrain model of a portion of Northeast Greenland National Park

Mapping

Satellites produce new ultra-precise topographic map of Earth

German satellites TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X spent five years orbiting Earth in close formation to create 3D global map of unprecedented accuracy 

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A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

Wildlife

New research offers insight into the skin care routine of bowhead whales

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks

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Environment

Canadian Museum of Nature launches virtual reality tour of ancient ocean

Explore the prehistoric ocean, with David Attenborough as your guide

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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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The War of 1812 giant floor encourages students to interact with history

Kids

Giant floor maps put students on the map

Canadian Geographic Education’s series of giant floor maps gives students a colossal dose of cartography and is a powerful teaching tool

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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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Wildlife

Canadian researchers uncover surprises through fish DNA analysis

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

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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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Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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Environment

Tiny nanotechnologies are poised to have a huge impact on agriculture

Custom-made nanoscale systems can use precision chemistry to achieve high-efficiency delivery of fertilizers or pesticides

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Una Hakika community ambassadors in the town of Kipini, Kenya

People & Culture

Defusing the rumour mill, digitally

The text-messaging technology that’s helping quash misinformation and save lives in Kenya

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FirstVoices Keyboards

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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Environment

Five family-friendly nature activities to try this summer

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People & Culture

RCGS hosts evening of fascinating Franklin discussion

On April 12, Franklin enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to come together in the same room as The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presented their 2016 Can Geo Talks

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People & Culture

Throwback Thursday: How Can Geo Education began

The origin and evolution of Can Geo Education

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Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

People & Culture

CHARS: Canada’s Arctic research hub

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station will play a central role in the future of science in Canada’s north

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People & Culture

Worldview set to fulfill ‘digital-earth concept’

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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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