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    Today’s cutting-edge technologies — from smart phones to zero-emission vehicles to life-saving medical equipment — are becoming a way of life as society relies on these devices and looks to reduce its carbon footprint. But have you ever wondered where our modern technology comes from?

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What’s in your cell phone and other smart gadgets?

What’s in your cell phone and other smart gadgets?

Today’s cutting-edge technologies — from smart phones to zero-emission vehicles to life-saving medical equipment — are becoming a way of life as society relies on these devices and looks to reduce its carbon footprint. But have you ever wondered where our modern technology comes from?
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In Cape Bathurst, where Canada's mainland meets the Arctic Ocean, an entire coastline is burning. Aptly named the Smoking Hills, it's home to a really unique geological feature: a deposit of sedimentary rock that's been burning and smouldering continuously for thousands of years. On this episode, we'll be speaking with a research scientist who visited the hellish landscape to study it first-hand.
Kevin Brewer is a geophysical technologist responsible for building, designing and maintaining various pieces of equipment used in survey work. One of his designs, the microvibe, generates a frequency sweep that travels down into the ground and reflects back up. This microvibe allows the creation of detailed images of the ground very similar to an ultrasound.
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Wrestling a wild and woolly pest

Wrestling a wild and woolly pest

When scientists from the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) and student researchers from the University of Guelph were collecting data to create an inventory of hemlock trees in Ontario, they found more than just trees — they discovered a large insect infestation that could pose a risk to landowners. October 2022
There are, on average, over 4,000 earthquakes in Canada each year. Many of those earthquakes occur in Western Canada, but Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces also see their fair share of seismic events. On this episode, we’ll be speaking with a seismologist who has spent over 30 years studying earthquakes in Eastern Canada.
During the 1980s, Canadian scientists conducted research on an island made of ice in the Arctic Ocean. We reached out to two scientists, Peta Mudie and David Mosher, to discuss their experience working on this ice island more than 30 years ago.

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