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Artemis I launch reignites dreams of a human presence on the moon

Articles of Interest   |   November 18, 2022

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The 26-day mission around the moon and back marks a critical step by the U.S. space agency. Like a powerful beacon lighting the way to a distant shore, the Artemis I spacecraft sliced across the... read more

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Montreal professor Gilles Brassard’s boundary-pushing work in quantum physics wins world’s largest science prize

In the News   |   September 23, 2022

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Gilles Brassard, a University of Montreal computer scientist who made seminal contributions to the field of quantum cryptography, has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics, the world’s largest science prize. In an announcement... read more

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Finding a theory of everything: Top physicists gather in Vancouver to discuss quantum mechanics and general relativity

In the News   |   August 17, 2022

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In October, 1927, a group of academics assembled outside the Solvay International Institute for Physics in Brussels for what has since been called the most intelligent picture ever taken. Among those in attendance were Albert... read more

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Canadian team unveils quantum chip made of tiny silicon hockey pucks

Articles of Interest   |   July 15, 2022

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Row upon row of microscopic hockey pucks etched into a silicon chip could hold the key to making quantum computers at practical scale and allow for un-crackable encrypted information to be sent over long distances.... read more

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First image from ‘miraculous’ James Webb Space Telescope a cosmic deep dive

Articles of Interest   |   July 12, 2022

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Astronomers working with the James Webb Space Telescope have taken a very deep dive into the cosmos, offering a historic debut image of distant galaxies that reaches back like a time tunnel across much of the... read more

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Ten years after Higgs boson, the hunt is on for new breakthroughs in physics

In the News   |   July 4, 2022

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In the verdant Rhône Valley just west of Geneva, an elaborate game of chance is about to begin. At stake: the possibility of glimpsing nature’s deepest secrets. The bet: more than $400-million spent and more... read more

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Canadian company Xanadu achieves ‘big leap forward’ in quantum computer race

Articles of Interest   |   June 2, 2022

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Xanadu Quantum Technologies, one of several companies trying to harness the ephemeral nature of quantum physics to revolutionize the computer industry, has hit an elusive milestone with a device that can outperform any supercomputer in... read more

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Astronomers peer into Milky Way’s core for first-ever image of ‘supermassive black hole next door’

In the News   |   May 13, 2022

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For 90 years, astronomers have known there is something powerful lurking in the crowded heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Now, at last, they have seen it. On Thursday, an international team of researchers... read more

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With its World Cup qualification, Canadian men’s team has turned soccer into a national sport

Articles of Interest   |   March 28, 2022

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Fifteen minutes after Canada had advanced to its first men’s World Cup in 36 years was about 15 minutes longer than anyone should have stayed. With the wind whipping in off Lake Ontario, it felt... read more

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Beijing Winter Olympics: Canada reclaims gold in women’s hockey with 3-2 win over U.S.; B.C.’s Marielle Thompson takes silver in ski cross

In the News   |   February 17, 2022

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Canada’s medal count hits 20 with four gold, five silver and 11 bronze; Canada’s Jennifer Jones misses out on women’s curling playoffs; Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva stumbles to fourth in women’s singles. Beijing Olympics:... read more

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Canadian AI simulator maker Waabi aims to recharge the quest for autonomous vehicles

Articles of Interest   |   February 9, 2022

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Canada’s leading developer of self-driving systems has unveiled its new strategy for teaching autonomous vehicles to perform safely: It’s basically a driving school for robots run by another robot. More precisely, Waabi Innovations Inc. has... read more

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Astronaut Roberta Bondar is cultivating curiosity on Earth, 30 years after she saw it from space

In the News   |   January 25, 2022

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In 1992, Dr. Bondar became the first neurologist and the first Canadian woman to fly in space. Since then, she’s been on a quest to improve our appreciation for this planet. On a calm night... read more

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Welcome to the space jam: Canadian startup Kepler stirs debate with huge planned fleet of internet satellites

In the News   |   December 10, 2021

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The Canadian company is jockeying with SpaceX, Amazon and Telesat for room in orbit for tens of thousands of new machines. Critics say the space race could come at a cost on Earth. A Canadian... read more

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Animal life: The first act

In the News   |   December 3, 2021

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Rare Canadian specimens of ancient, bizarre creatures have a new home at the Royal Ontario Museum. The Globe took a look. When Jean-Bernard Caron talks about the “before times,” he doesn’t mean 2019. As curator... read more

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Sobey Art Award: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, an Inuk performer, wins Canada’s top art prize

In the News   |   November 8, 2021

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An Inuk performer, whose artwork includes the hide of a polar bear she killed herself, is the winner of Canada’s top art prize. Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, a performance artist and storyteller based in Iqaluit, was... read more

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