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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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Sable Island: Canada’s original North Atlantic shapeshifter

Sable Island is a truly unique microenvironment that’s been shaped and reshaped by changing sea levels, ice sheets, strong winds and waves for at least 10,000 years. It’s well known for its thriving wild horse population and one-of-a-kind wildlife. And now, scientists from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Parks Canada are working together to understand how the wild forces of nature influence this shapeshifter.

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Protecting Canada’s forests from uninvited pests

A team of superhero Canadian scientists is striving to keep our nation’s forests safe from invasive pests. Destructive flies, wasps, beetles and weevils….take note. Canada’s forests are under threat and some invaders have names that sound like they were ripped from the pages of a comic book: Anoplophora glabripennis, Agrilus planipennis, and Tetropium fuscum, also known as the Asian longhorned beetle, the emerald ash borer, and the brown spruce longhorn beetle.

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