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News in Review - November 2017 Canada's 29th Governor General: Julie Payette

Julie Payette has lived an exciting life that very few can even dream about. As an astronaut for Canada, she’s been to the International Space Station twice. She’s a pilot, an athlete, an engineer and speaks six languages. In October 2017, Ms. Payette, who is 53 years old, took on her latest adventure. She became Canada’s 29th Governor General – representing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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The National What to know about the solar eclipse | Ask Bob

For the first time in 30 years, eclipse madness swept across the continent in summer 2017. Bob McDonald, host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks, talks about the history and science of this celestial spectacle. He also talks about why we don't have a better name for "the moon" or what might happen if a huge asteroid passed by the sun.
  • 2017
  • 00:19:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

World's Toughest Fixes 20-Ton Eye

How do we see far off galaxies, discover new planets and stars and study the secrets hidden in space? Riley goes to Chile to visit the world's largest, most advanced optical combined telescope, which provides astrophysicists with some of the answers to questions about the Big Bang, the nature of matter and the origins of the universe. But at the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 1

This opening episode of We Are Canada features a 25-year-old who's creating a global roadmap for accessibility, two cousins with an innovative idea for feeding Canada's hungry kids, plus more! Featuring Dr. Shawna Pandya, Sarah Polley, Jeremy Bryant, Andrew Hall and Maayan Ziv.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

News in Review - March 2017 Roberta Bondar: Stellar Inspiration

​Twenty five years ago, Roberta Bondar blasted into history as the first Canadian woman in space. A research scientist in neurology, she used her education in the first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission on board Space Shuttle Discovery. Now, a quarter of a century later, she’s still flying high, reaching out to a younger generation to spark their curiosity in all things ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/23/2017

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The Nature of Things Destination Mars

The rush has begun to put humans on the red planet as soon as possible. Not only is there great interest from industrial titans like Elon Musk of SpaceX and Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame, but there are also specialists lecturing on mining Mars, corporate property rights and space law. There are discussions about “terraforming” Mars — making it a second ...
  • 2016
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/31/2017

The National The Year in Science

The National's science correspondent Bob McDonald talks about the scientific highlights of 2016. Stories include Donald Trump's controversial statements about climate change, Elon Musk's vision for life on Mars, efforts to cover Chernobyl 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, the discovery of a new planet in our solar system, using Star Trek-style technology for data encryption, nano machines ...
  • 2016
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2017

Engineering Connections Deep Space Observatory

Richard Hammond journeys to discover the startling Engineering Connections behind the Keck Observatory, which has seen further into the universe than any other telescope on Earth. He reveals that the Keck Observatory owes its incredible design to an ancient Greek ritual, an early 20th century Russian inventor, an American Civil War general, a breakthrough in aerial reconnaissance, and an attempt ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Deep Space Antenna

Riley's heading to the Mojave Desert and teaming up with NASA for a fix that's out of this world. NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located 35 miles north of the desert city of Barstow, California and Riley needs to help with an antenna repair led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Atom Smasher

A machine 17 miles around, worth seven billion dollars! The Large Hadron Collider is the largest atom-smasher ever built – a colossal instrument buried 300 feet underground, spanning two countries, designed to recreate conditions a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. It could be our key to unlocking the secrets of the universe, except for one tiny thing: ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Rocket Launch

Strap yourself in for this one, because this is definitely out of this world. For this fix, we're going satellite launching. Delivering this piece of high-tech equipment into space will take a rocket the size of a 12-story building and an enormous amount of firepower and it's a job that will be done from one of the most remote places ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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Alien Deep Inner vs. Outer Space

After half a century traversing the world's oceans, Dr. Robert Ballard has figured out how to use remote technology to explore the bottom of the sea half a world away... and pick up lunch at his local deli all in the same afternoon. But now, dark forces are conspiring against ocean exploration. The world is running out of room. Earth's ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Do or Die Fire in the Sky

In this episode of Do or Die, brace for impact as a meteor explodes in the sky over a crowded city, unleashing a devastating shockwave. Try to save yourself after you fall into a dark hole in the centre of a collapsed building. And fight off a giant anaconda dead set on making you its next meal. Disaster can happen in ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:55
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Our Vancouver Seeing a Solar System Die the First Time

Astronomers are fascinated by new images captured showing a solar system's demise.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

Our Vancouver What the Ocean on Saturn's Moon Tells Us

Johanna Wagstaffe explains the significance of the recent discovery of a deep ocean. 
  • 2015
  • 00:02:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/07/2015

Our Vancouver Why Scientists Are Still Buzzing About Mars

Discovery of water on the planet is a big deal.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/07/2015

CBC News Vancouver Chris Hadfield on Singing in Space

The Canadian astronaut has just released the first album ever recorded in space.
  • 2015
  • 00:04:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/22/2015

Our Vancouver Pluto We Hardly Knew Ye

New detailed photos show mountain peaks and other formations on Pluto's surface.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/13/2015

Our Vancouver New excitement for Pluto

New images of Pluto and a moon have scientists buzzing.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

Our Vancouver Bill Nye's Solarcraft

Scientists rejoice as the project is still on despite initial communication problems.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

Our Vancouver Twin Study in Space

NASA capitalizes on a rare opportunity to study space's impact on the human body.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/01/2015

Our Vancouver Water on Mars: What Does It Mean?

Evidence of salty water on the red planet is another clue in the search for past life on Mars
  • 2015
  • 00:02:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/30/2015

News in Review - April 2003 Shuttle Columbia: Disaster in the Skies

On February 1, 2003 the space shuttle Columbia exploded during re-entry over the skies of Texas, killing all seven astronauts aboard. News in Review looks at the investigation into this tragedy and its implications for the future of the shuttle program.
  • 2003
  • 00:02:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

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CBC News Now Rosetta Spacecraft Reaches Comet

In August 2014, European spacecraft Rosetta became the first ever to catch up with a comet, a landmark stage in a decade-long space mission that scientists hope will help unlock some of the secrets of the solar system. The Rosetta will orbit Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with a landing planned for November. CBC's science expert Bob McDonald explains the mission's objectives.
  • 2014
  • 00:06:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014

What a Waste Space Junk

The amount of debris in space is rising exponentially and is a threat to astronauts, cosmonauts and martian colonizers. Scientists don't want to just clean it up, they're figuring out creative ways to re-use it.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014