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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.

Graphic: Kat Barquiero/Can Geo

  What becomes of the stuff we send up into space? And where does it go when it comes back down again?
A woman squats on a beach and holds a rock close to her face.

Photo: Bart/Michiels/Rolex

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

Rendering: Carleton University’s School of Industrial Design

Rendering: Carleton University’s School of Industrial Design
A group of four students won a national contest created by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) to build a Canadian electric car by 2022 

Space is increasingly congested, contested and competitive. (Photo: Canadian Space Agency)

Photo: Canadian Space Agency
Michel Doyon, manager of flight and systems operations at the Canadian Space Agency, walks us through what space debris is and its impact on Canada
A bear stands in a creek with a fish in its mouth

A collaboration between wildlife ecologists at the University of Victoria and Silicon Valley software developers has led to the creation of an AI-powered software that can identify the faces of individual brown bears. (Photo: Wilma McKenzie/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Wilma McKenzie/Can Geo Photo Club
Silicon Valley software developers and B.C. conservation biologists create a facial recognition technology with photos of bears in B.C. and Alaska

Regenerative ocean farming works to mimic the diversity of ocean reefs by growing a mix of species that act in concert to revive ecosystems. (Photo: GreenWave)

Photo: GreenWave
Environmental benefits and food sources from this low-cost form of farming might be the future
Jameel Janjua Virgin Galactic pilot

Jameel Janjua to become the first Canadian commercial space pilot. (Photo: Courtesy Virgin Galactic)

Photo: Courtesy Virgin Galactic
Commercial space flight company Virgin Galactic adds former Royal Canadian Air Force member Jameel Janjua to its pilot roster 
Mount Logan

Mount Logan, Canada's highest mountain, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon. (Photo: Yukon Government)

Photo: Yukon Government
A team of climbers and scientists plan to summit the Yukon’s Mount Logan next spring in the name of climate change — and to re-evaluate its height with modern GPS technology

Warming permafrost causes what are called retrogressive thaw slumps—landslides caused by the melting of ground ice in the permafrost. (Photo: Rob Fraser/Canada Centre for Remote Sensing)

Photo: Rob Fraser/Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
From permafrost slumping to biodiversity inventories, here’s some of the most exciting research that PCSP supported in 2019

Mark J. Poznansky is the author of Saved By Science.

How can we accelerate the development of vaccines? How do we feed three billion people when 12 million died of hunger in 2019? Does synthetic biology hold the answer?
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