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DRDC helps detect dark vessels

May 21, 2024 | from Defence and security science

DRDC helps detect dark vessels

When it comes to illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, it’s important that Canada is not in the dark. IUU fishing contributes to marine habitat destruction and declining fish stocks, representing up to 26 million tonnes of fish caught annually.

Learning to fly: DRDC research examines virtual reality training for pilots

May 16, 2024 | from Defence and security science

Learning to fly: DRDC research examines virtual reality training for pilots

Virtual reality can make you feel like you’re really in the cockpit of an airplane and new research is showing it can be used effectively in training Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots, according to defence scientist Dr. Ramy Kirollos.

Leadership and innovation in seed identification

May 15, 2024 | from Cultivating Science

Leadership and innovation in seed identification

Could you identify a plant seed out of hundreds of thousands of species, or tell the difference between the seed of a crop and an invasive species?

DRDC conducts research to support Canadian Public Safety Broadband Network

May 10, 2024 | from Defence and security science

DRDC conducts research to support Canadian Public Safety Broadband Network

When an emergency such as a natural disaster, or terrorist attack occurs, cellular networks in proximity to the incident can experience disruptions or possibly outages.

DRDC participates in multinational experiment Project Convergence CAPSTONE 4

May 7, 2024 | from Defence and security science

DRDC participates in multinational experiment Project Convergence CAPSTONE 4

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) experimented with two artificial intelligence (AI) enabled technologies to improve sensing and surveillance, in the multinational experiment Project Convergence CAPSTONE 4, held from February 18 to March 20, 2024 in Fort Irwin, California.

DRDC tests Arctic survival kits for military aircraft with Allies

May 2, 2024 | from Defence and security science

DRDC tests Arctic survival kits for military aircraft with Allies

Surviving a plane crash in the Arctic is dependent on having the right equipment and skills to withstand the extreme temperatures and avoid cold weather injuries until rescue.

The National Microbiology Laboratory helps to bring modified Lyme disease testing techniques to Canada

May 1, 2024 | from The Science of Health

The National Microbiology Laboratory helps to bring modified Lyme disease testing techniques to Canada

Dr. Heather Coatsworth is passionate about bugs.

So much so, she has made it part of her life’s work. An entomologist by training, she has brought this passion to her role as Chief of the Field Studies program at the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), where part of her job is researching Lyme disease.

What's the tea on best before dates: 6 ways they help you at home & while shopping

May 1, 2024 | from The Science of Health

What's the tea on best before dates: 6 ways they help you at home & while shopping

Best before dates get a lot of attention these days, including being subject to misinformation (spoiler alert: they are about freshness, not safety, and are not being eliminated). So what's the real tea on best before dates?

Supplemented foods labelling… A Decade of Research

March 7, 2024 | from The Science of Health

Supplemented foods labelling… A Decade of Research

If you’ve fallen behind on nutrition labelling news, no worries, we’ve got you covered! In August 2021, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada published a food labelling coordination policy.

DRDC helps military members breathe easier during training

March 1, 2024 | from Defence and security science

DRDC helps military members breathe easier during training

Shaved skin used to be the only way to get a good seal and adequate respiratory protection wearing a gas mask, but research trials on a new respirator, called the C5B, promise a “breath of fresh air” during training drills for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members who have beards, long hair, headdresses or uniquely shaped faces.

DRDC’s Centre for Security Science funds work on a portable platform for pathogen detection

February 14, 2024 | from Defence and security science

DRDC’s Centre for Security Science funds work on a portable platform for pathogen detection

The first step of addressing any sickness is figuring out the cause. Whether its for treatment or to avoid spreading it, diagnoses are necessary for dealing with illness.

Former CAF member to act as bridge to Canadian innovation for the Ukraine

February 13, 2024 | from Defence and security science

Former CAF member to act as bridge to Canadian innovation for the Ukraine

When given the chance to serve her country and make a difference in the world, time and time again, Marie-Pierre Raymond has enthusiastically said yes.

Collaborating for safer food and stronger agriculture

February 12, 2024 | from Cultivating Science

Collaborating for safer food and stronger agriculture

We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. These crops are also used to make foods like juices, cereals and pasta, and feed the animals that add eggs, meat and dairy to our diets.

Unveiling the essence of nature’s fragrance

February 12, 2024 | from The Science of Health

Unveiling the essence of nature’s fragrance

What do we all do when purchasing products like perfumes, candles, dish soaps, or herbal teas? Make sure we like the scent, of course!

Standardization is key to help militaries work together towards green future

February 9, 2024 | from Defence and security science

Standardization is key to help militaries work together towards green future

Defence scientist Inbal Marcovitch is working to ensure that standardization is part of the process as Canada and its allies work to rapidly adopt new green military technologies to respond to the climate crisis.

DRDC investigates augmented reality for improved mission planning

February 8, 2024 | from Defence and security science

DRDC investigates augmented reality for improved mission planning

Augmented reality offers potential advantages for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to be able to visualize in three dimensions the battlespace both above and below the surface of the water.

DRDC engineering group puts equipment to the test to simulate deep ocean conditions

February 5, 2024 | from Defence and security science

DRDC engineering group puts equipment to the test to simulate deep ocean conditions

Alexandra McLeod, a mechanical engineering technologist and leader of the maritime information systems and technology (MIST) group at the DRDC Atlantic Research Centre, explains how they use a high-pressure tank to ensure underwater equipment can withstand the pressure of the ocean depths.

Small but mighty: Unveiling the power of small modular reactors

January 25, 2024 | from The Science of Health

Small but mighty: Unveiling the power of small modular reactors

Almost everything we do depends on electricity - cooking, cleaning, working, you name it! The way in which electricity is generated can impact our environment, our economy, and our health.

Dalhousie University student discovers new career interest during co-op term with DRDC

January 24, 2024 | from Defence and security science

Dalhousie University student discovers new career interest during co-op term with DRDC

Dalhousie University electrical engineering student Tristan Batchelor describes his experiences during a co-op term with Defence Research and Development Canada's Atlantic Research Centre in the fall of 2023.

National Microbiology Laboratory VP: “My role is to help build bridges and foster great ideas and talent at the lab”

January 18, 2024 | from The Science of Health

National Microbiology Laboratory VP: “My role is to help build bridges and foster great ideas and talent at the lab

Dr. Guillaume Poliquin, Vice-President of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), has been interested in science for as long as he can remember.

Bot or not? Defence scientists detect deception online

January 8, 2024 | from Defence and security science

Bot or not? Defence scientists detect deception online

The internet is widely used as a tool for entertainment, to connect with friends and family, and to learn new skills. However, it can also be a battlespace, and just like on land, sea and in aerospace, it’s important that Canada is prepared to face threats online.

Looking back at my career at the CFIA

January 4, 2024 | from Cultivating Science

Looking back at my career at the CFIA

As I write this, it is hard to believe that my time at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is coming to an end! Looking back on my career at the Agency in several different roles, I can honestly say that it has been both a privilege and a pleasure.

 

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