10,000 ways | Science (sea) star
Canada Foundation for Innovation
by Canada Foundation for Innovation, CFI | FCI
3M ago
(Available only in French) This is a podcast about curious researchers, leading-edge science, and the joys of discovery. Our podcast gets its name from Thomas Edison who said, “I have not failed. I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.” Ocean science research is at a pivotal moment according to Guillaume St-Onge, Director of the Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski at Université du Québec à Rimouski. Canada abounds with ocean science expertise and technology, yet its fleet of research vessels has seen better days. Should we be concerned about how this will impact Canadia ..read more
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10,000 Ways | Reinforcing the reliability of our vulnerable electricity grid
Canada Foundation for Innovation
by Canada Foundation for Innovation
5M ago
This podcast is about curious researchers, leading-edge science and the joys of discovery. York University’s Pirathayini Srikantha studies power grid systems with the aim of keeping Canada’s infrastructure safe from fluctuations and hackers. Find out why she’s passionate about power. Our power grid is vulnerable. For one thing, it’s aging. For another, it’s prone to hackers. In the meantime, climate change means we need to find ways to integrate renewable energy sources that are intermittent with the shining sun or blowing wind. To avoid the crippling cost of replacing this infrastructure, jur ..read more
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Laureen McIntyre: A portable lab helps children with speaking and literacy difficulties
Canada Foundation for Innovation
by Canada Foundation for Innovation
9M ago
Ce balado est uniquement disponible en anglais. Laureen McIntyre from the University of Saskatchewan aims to improve children’s literacy and speaking abilities through her new community-based research lab, where she and her team can observe and document children’s interactions with others. The fundamental goal of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund is to help universities attract and retain the world’s top researchers by giving them the tools they need to push the boundaries of their work. In the podcasts below, meet three of the leaders behind the projects receiving support from the April 201 ..read more
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Chukwunonso Nzelu:Tiny fly, deadly bite
Canada Foundation for Innovation
by Canada Foundation for Innovation
9M ago
Ce balado est uniquement disponible en anglais. University of Calgary post-doctoral student Chukwunonso Nzelu studies the deadly tropical disease Leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis is a devastating disease that kills tens-of-thousands of people every year. By studying the sandflies that transmit it, the University of Calgary’s Chukwunonso Nzelu is helping to zero in on a vaccine Raising sandflies is tricky, but with the help of Chukwunonso Nzelu’s expertise, researchers have grown a large, thriving colony of the insects at the University of Calgary’s high-level containment insectarium. It’s a critic ..read more
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