News in Review - April 2012 Bill C-30 and Internet Privacy

The federal government has tabled a bill that many believe could threaten the civil rights of Canadians and the freedom of the Internet. Bill C-30 would require Internet service providers to gather information on their clients and allow police to access that information without a warrant. In this News in Review story we examine the bill and why so many Canadians want ...
  • 2012
  • 00:13:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2012

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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

The Nature of Things Billion Dollar Caribou

Everyone has seen a woodland caribou on a quarter but very few of us have ever seen one in the wild. They’re known as the grey ghosts of the boreal forest. They move around in small groups and are notoriously hard to find. It’s even more difficult since their numbers are declining across the country, especially in Alberta, where prime ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2013

Marketplace Biometrics: Eye Security

A fascinating look at the world of biometrics. This is the science of identifying people by their distinctive characteristics. It could be old-fashioned fingerprints, retina scanning or even face recognition, all done by computers. What most people don't realize is that this technology will soon become very prevalent in our everyday lives, especially after September 11th.
  • 2001
  • 00:09:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Biomimicry: Learning From Nature

The two-part series Biomimicry: Learning From Nature is based on the acclaimed book Biomimicry, Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus. The biomimics’ goal is to find benign and sustainable ways to meet our needs for food, materials, medicine and energy. By beginning to learn from nature, biomimics are finding out that, in all her activities, nature creates conditions conducive to life. In answer ...
  • 2002
  • 01:46:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

Doc Zone Bite Me: the Bed Bug Invasion Classroom Favourites

The world's bed bug population has simply exploded. Prior to WWII they were an annoying but common part of daily life. Following the invention of the pesticide DDT in the 1940s, it looked as though bed bugs were gone for good. It turned out that DDT had some extremely nasty side effects so the chemical was banned starting in the 1970s ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

Expedition Wild Black Bear Invasion

Casey embarks on an all-out quest to find black bears in the wild country of Maine's "Big Woods".
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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News in Review - April 2013 BlackBerry Fights Back

After years of declining market share, the makers of the popular BlackBerry launch a new product to reinvigorate the company. We go behind the scenes in the days leading up to the launch to see the strategy and how they hope to pull it off. 
  • 2013
  • 00:15:46
  • General
  • Added on: 04/15/2013

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None of the Above Blast Off

Tim organizes a race to find out which household ingredient creates the fastest surface.
  • 2014
  • 00:22:03
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Blood on the Ice

The controversy surrounding the hunting of baby seals dates back to the mid-1960s. It all started with a documentary that sought to draw attention to the fate of the seals. Bloody excerpts from the film were aired on television, causing a public outcry. In 1977, Greenpeace led a massive operation to block the seal hunt across Newfoundland. A disoriented Brigitte ...
  • 2011
  • 00:53:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/20/2013