STEM in Context

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Medical image of the brain using Technetium-99m

Innovations in Nuclear Technologies

Learn about why Canada is a world leader in nuclear technology.
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Innovations in Nuclear Technologies

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Helping Patients through Drug Discovery

Learn how researchers from Amgen are developing new drugs for cancer.
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Helping Patients through Drug Discovery

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Heavy Equipment in Winter

Learn how people keep heavy equipment working in the most challenging conditions
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Heavy Equipment in Winter

Genomics 2021 Symposium

- A unique opportunity for students to meet real scientists.
- An open door to real scientists who talk about their work, career and how they solve real-world problems.
- All in an online format easily accessible to all across Canada!
- For whom? Grades 10-12 students and Cegep, teachers and educators
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Genomics 2021 Symposium

Testing of the Boeing Starliner spacesuit

Testing Spacesuit Material

Learn about a new material for spacesuits and the engineer who designed it.
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Testing Spacesuit Material

Exploring the World of Physics Symposium 2020

Exploring the World of Physics 2020 Symposium

- A unique opportunity for students to meet real scientists.
- An open door to real scientists who talk about their work, career and how they solve real-world problems.
- All in an online format easily accessible to all across Canada!
- For whom? Grades 10-12 students, teachers and educators
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Exploring the World of Physics 2020 Symposium

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Creating a Vaccine for COVID-19 in Canada

Learn how vaccines are developed, how they work and how some scientists in Canada are researching vaccines for COVID-19.
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Creating a Vaccine for COVID-19 in Canada

Electrical power lines near a home

Does Living Near High-Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?

Learn about the risks of electromagnetic radiation near high-voltage power lines.
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Does Living Near High-Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?

Yellow fever virus

Where Did Viruses Come From?

Viruses are not living things - so where did they come from? Scientists have proposed three different hypotheses.
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Where Did Viruses Come From?

Waves and particles

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Learn what quantum mechanics is, the history of its development and the ways we use it today.
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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

A mole and the number of atoms or molecules in a mole

Moles and Molarity: Counting and Chemistry from Donuts to Soap

To count tiny things like atoms and molecules, scientists use a measurement called the mole.
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Moles and Molarity: Counting and Chemistry from Donuts to Soap

Beamline Assembly at TRIUMF

Exploring Canada’s Particle Accelerators

Particle accelerators have amazing applications - from growing food to making airplanes safe.
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Exploring Canada’s Particle Accelerators

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Physical and Chemical Changes in the Kitchen

Many physical and chemical changes happen when food is prepared. Chemistry never tasted so good!
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Physical and Chemical Changes in the Kitchen

Do you see a face in that electric socket? (michaeljmc, iStockPhoto)

Facial Recognition and the Brain

Learn how your brain recognizes faces and why you sometimes see them in places they don’t exist!
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Facial Recognition and the Brain

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Why Care About the Higgs Boson?

Physicists are a bit like chefs, except they’re trying to figure out the recipe for the universe.
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Why Care About the Higgs Boson?