Last updated November 1, 2010.
Spotlight on Canada: Scientific research investments keep Canada ahead of the pack
September 16, 2010
In the face of global economic crisis, Canada has emerged with the strongest economy among the G7 leading industrialized nations, essentially recovering all the jobs it lost during the recession and ranking first in job creation over the past decade. Now, where many countries are cutting back on science and technology, this year Canada has instead invested a record Can$10.7 billion, and is actively recruiting talent from there and abroad.
Make methane while the sun shines
February 5, 2009
Researchers have used sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water vapour into a range of fuels faster than ever before, thanks to a nanotube catalyst.
Nanotubes turn on the tunes
November 3, 2008
Stretchable, flexible, transparent sheets of carbon nanotubes can serve as loudspeakers, Chinese researchers have found. The loudspeakers can be tailored into any size and shape, they say – and to prove their point, they have put one on a waving flag.
'Galactic internet' proposed
September 9, 2008
Just by gazing at the stars, earthling astronomers might have unwittingly picked up broadcasts from extraterrestrial civilizations. So says a neutrino physicist, adding that it might take researchers just a few months of searching to find evidence of this alien internet.
Tierra del Fuego: the beavers must die
June 18, 2008
Industrious, shy herbivores they may be, but the beavers of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago on the southern tip of South America are such a menace that scientists are planning the largest eradication project ever attempted.
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