Like many organizations, the Government of Canada is exploring ways to incorporate artificial intelligence into our work to make us more efficient and effective. On this episode, we’ll learn what artificial intelligence is, and we’ll see how it can be used to solve problems that the natural resource sectors are facing.
In the hot summer months, optimizing your home heating system is probably the last thing on your mind. But they’re the perfect time to think about it. And they’re also the perfect time for Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) researchers are crunching numbers after spending one of the coldest winters on record measuring energy use and comfort levels in a series of test homes running on hybrid heating — the combination of a natural gas furnace with an electric air source heat pump.
Have you ever wondered exactly what’s under the hood of an electric vehicle? Specifically, what kind of batteries do they use and how different are they from the ones you find in a gas-powered vehicle? Research engineer Kathleen Lombardi answers our pressing questions about electric vehicle batteries.
As the recently launched RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) moves one step closer to becoming fully operational, the first images from Canada’s new network of satellites are already starting to come in.
With Canada’s newest generation of radar satellites successfully launched, it is now up to Natural Resources Canada to establish communication. Our experts will help activate the three satellites so that they can start capturing images. Find out how on this episode of Natural Elements.
Biofuels are renewable and emit less greenhouse gas than fossil fuels. However, the current generation of biojet fuel has its limitations. Natural Resources Canada scientists are perfecting a method that converts agriculture and forest wastes into a type of biojet fuel that meets the requirements of the aviation industry.
The world’s oceans in their great vastness support an incredible diversity of aquatic species. But how much do we really know about life beneath the surface? For instance, in the deep waters off the coasts of B.C. and Alaska, a truly unique community of organisms combines to form glass sponge reefs that were once thought to be extinct — a discovery so unexpected that scientists often compare it to finding a herd of dinosaurs still roaming the earth.
Jeremy Sager, a research engineer at CanmetENERGY Ottawa, assesses the performance of different, more energy-efficient heating ventilation and air conditioning systems in residential homes. He takes us through a house where an air conditioner was replaced with a heat pump. When the air conditioner gets old, the heat pump can do some of the heating and save energy.