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Simply Science

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Simply Science
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Simply Science is a collection of podcasts produced by Natural Resources Canada. From green technology to renewable energy — from advancements in forestry to geological exploration and mapping — we explore topical subjects linked to the development of our natural resources.

Latest Episodes

Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Ask NRcan)

This episode is all about earthquakes. We are joined by seismologist John Cassidy who explains what causes earthquakes, where they are more likely to occur, and he answers the big question: “can we predict them?” Recommended Links: -Earthquakes Canada - http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-en.php -BC Shakeout - https://www.shakeoutbc.ca/ John Cassidy on Twitter - https://twitter.com/earthquakeguy Other earthquake-related products on Simply Science: -When the earth whispers… - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/20478 -The Mystery of the Missing Village - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/20504 -Earthquakes: shaking the foundations of popular misconceptions - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/21460 -Newspaper archives detail 1855 quake that shook the Maritimes - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/21869 Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1

19 MINSEP 10
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Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Ask NRcan)

Saving Our Ash Trees (Natural Elements)

For the past two decades, ash trees have been under attack by a tiny, yet formidable foe – the emerald ash borer. This invasive pest has already killed tens of millions of ash trees and shows no signs of letting up. On this episode, we are speaking with an expert that is conserving ash seeds for future restoration activities. Recommended Links: -National Tree Seed Centre – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-data/research-centres-labs/forestry-research-centres/atlantic-forestry-centre/national-tree-seed-centre/13449 Other related products on Simply Science: -Fighting the emerald ash borer with science – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/21144 -Seeds that Succeed – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/20730 Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1

12 MINAUG 20
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Saving Our Ash Trees (Natural Elements)

Incorporating Artificial Intelligence (Ask NRcan)

Like many organizations, the Government of Canada is exploring ways to incorporate artificial intelligence into our work to make us more efficient and effective. On this episode, we’ll learn what artificial intelligence is, and we’ll see how it can be used to solve problems that the natural resource sectors are facing. CIFAR Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy: https://www.cifar.ca/ai/pan-canadian-artificial-intelligence-strategy Government of Canada Digital Standards: https://www.canada.ca/en/government/system/digital-government/government-canada-digital-standards.html Responsible use of artificial intelligence: https://www.canada.ca/en/government/system/digital-government/modern-emerging-technologies/responsible-use-ai.html Report to the Clerk of the Privy Council: A Data Strategy Roadmap for the Federal Public Service: https://www.canada.ca/en/privy-council/corporate/clerk/publications/data-strategy.html Plans at a glance (NRCan): https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/plans-performance-reports/dp/2018-19/20769 Intro to AI for Policymakers: Understanding the shift (Brookfield Institute): https://brookfieldinstitute.ca/report/intro-to-ai-for-policymakers/ Montreal Declaration Responsible AI: https://www.montrealdeclaration-responsibleai.com/ Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1

11 MINAUG 6
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Incorporating Artificial Intelligence (Ask NRcan)

What Type of Batteries do Electric Vehicles Use? (Natural Elements)

Have you ever wondered exactly what’s under the hood of an electric vehicle? Specifically, what kind of batteries do they use and how different are they from the ones you find in a gas-powered vehicle? Research engineer Kathleen Lombardi answers our pressing questions about electric vehicle batteries. Buying an electric vehicle (Natural Resources Canada) – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/energy-efficiency-transportation-and-alternative-fuels/choosing-right-vehicle/buying-electric-vehicle/21034 Zero-emission vehicles (Transport Canada – https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/road/innovative-technologies/zero-emission-vehicles.html Batteries for Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (U.S. Department of Energy) – https://afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/electric_batteries.html A comprehensive review of lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles at cold temperatures (Science Direct) – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261915014841 Eight Tips to Extend Battery Life of Your Electric Car (PluginCars) – https://www.plugincars.com/eight-tips-extend-battery-life-your-electric-car-107938.html How Lithium-Ion Batteries Age: Scientists Offer Insight (Green Car Reports) – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1091003_how-lithium-ion-batteries-age-scientists-offer-insight Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1

6 MINJUL 16
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What Type of Batteries do Electric Vehicles Use? (Natural Elements)

Discovering microfossils that are a BILLION years old (Ask NRCan)

During a geological mapping expedition to the western Canadian Arctic in 2014, research scientist Rob Rainbird collected samples that yielded microfossils of a species of fungus that is about one billion years old. Rob joins us to share his experience in the field, as well as discuss his discovery. Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM): https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/resources/federal-programs/geomapping-energy-minerals/18215 Research Gate – Robert H. Rainbird: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Rainbird Rob’s Canoe Trip Through Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfc5zmXJJwQ&list=PLubfjRTPezhhhKoZDyJSchIAaYIQNWezA&index=14&t=0s Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1 Photo courtesy of Rob Rainbird

8 MINJUL 2
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Discovering microfossils that are a BILLION years old (Ask NRCan)

Activating the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (Natural Elements)

With Canada’s newest generation of radar satellites successfully launched, it is now up to Natural Resources Canada to establish communication. Our experts will help activate the three satellites so that they can start capturing images. Find out how on this episode of Natural Elements. Canada Centre for Remote Sensing: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/research-centres-and-labs/canada-centre-remote-sensing/21749 RADARSAT Constellation Mission – NRCan’s Role: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/radarsat-constellation-mission/21831 RADARSAT Constellation Mission (Canadian Space Agency): http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/radarsat/ Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1 Photo courtesy of the Canadian Space Agency

6 MINJUN 21
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Activating the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (Natural Elements)

Slowing Down the Spruce Budworm (Ask NRCan)

The spruce budworm is a notorious forest pest that has been causing havoc in recent years in Eastern Canada. It feeds on new foliage from spruce and fir trees, often killing them in the process. Rob Johns from the Canadian Forest Service joins us to talk about the measures taken to slow down the spruce budworm outbreak. Healthy Forest Partnership: http://www.healthyforestpartnership.ca/

11 MINJUN 11
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Slowing Down the Spruce Budworm (Ask NRCan)

Discovering Glass Sponge Reefs (Ask NRCan)

In the 1980s, scientist Kim Conway was part of an expedition to map the continental shelf in the Pacific Ocean. During this mission, he made a fascinating and unexpected discovery – unique reefs that were long thought to be extinct. Kim explains the significance of this discovery and what it means for science. Hecate Strait/Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/mpa-zpm/hecate-charlotte/index-eng.html Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound Glass Sponge Reef Conservation Initiative: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/ceccsr-cerceef/closures-fermetures-eng.html

13 MINMAY 31
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Discovering Glass Sponge Reefs (Ask NRCan)

Researching Forest Fires (Natural Elements)

Managing forest fires is all about balancing the good and the bad. Richard Carr from the Canadian Forest Service explains the type of research that Natural Resources Canada conducts to better understand forest fires and help manage both the risks and benefits. Canadian Wildland Fire Information System: http://cwfis.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/home Forest Fires – Natural Resources Canada: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/fire-insects-disturbances/fire/13143 FireSmart Canada: https://www.firesmartcanada.ca/

8 MINMAY 22
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Researching Forest Fires (Natural Elements)

The Potential of Renewable Hydrogen (Ask NRCan)

Research scientist Peter Gogolek explains to us what is renewable hydrogen, how it is used by the energy sector, as well as how it can help Canada lower its carbon footprint.

10 MINMAY 7
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The Potential of Renewable Hydrogen (Ask NRCan)

Latest Episodes

Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Ask NRcan)

This episode is all about earthquakes. We are joined by seismologist John Cassidy who explains what causes earthquakes, where they are more likely to occur, and he answers the big question: “can we predict them?” Recommended Links: -Earthquakes Canada - http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-en.php -BC Shakeout - https://www.shakeoutbc.ca/ John Cassidy on Twitter - https://twitter.com/earthquakeguy Other earthquake-related products on Simply Science: -When the earth whispers… - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/20478 -The Mystery of the Missing Village - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/20504 -Earthquakes: shaking the foundations of popular misconceptions - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/21460 -Newspaper archives detail 1855 quake that shook the Maritimes - https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/21869 Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1

19 MINSEP 10
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Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Ask NRcan)

Saving Our Ash Trees (Natural Elements)

For the past two decades, ash trees have been under attack by a tiny, yet formidable foe – the emerald ash borer. This invasive pest has already killed tens of millions of ash trees and shows no signs of letting up. On this episode, we are speaking with an expert that is conserving ash seeds for future restoration activities. Recommended Links: -National Tree Seed Centre – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-data/research-centres-labs/forestry-research-centres/atlantic-forestry-centre/national-tree-seed-centre/13449 Other related products on Simply Science: -Fighting the emerald ash borer with science – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/21144 -Seeds that Succeed – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/20730 Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1

12 MINAUG 20
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Saving Our Ash Trees (Natural Elements)

Incorporating Artificial Intelligence (Ask NRcan)

Like many organizations, the Government of Canada is exploring ways to incorporate artificial intelligence into our work to make us more efficient and effective. On this episode, we’ll learn what artificial intelligence is, and we’ll see how it can be used to solve problems that the natural resource sectors are facing. CIFAR Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy: https://www.cifar.ca/ai/pan-canadian-artificial-intelligence-strategy Government of Canada Digital Standards: https://www.canada.ca/en/government/system/digital-government/government-canada-digital-standards.html Responsible use of artificial intelligence: https://www.canada.ca/en/government/system/digital-government/modern-emerging-technologies/responsible-use-ai.html Report to the Clerk of the Privy Council: A Data Strategy Roadmap for the Federal Public Service: https://www.canada.ca/en/privy-council/corporate/clerk/publications/data-strategy.html Plans at a glance (NRCan): https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/plans-performance-reports/dp/2018-19/20769 Intro to AI for Policymakers: Understanding the shift (Brookfield Institute): https://brookfieldinstitute.ca/report/intro-to-ai-for-policymakers/ Montreal Declaration Responsible AI: https://www.montrealdeclaration-responsibleai.com/ Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1

11 MINAUG 6
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Incorporating Artificial Intelligence (Ask NRcan)

What Type of Batteries do Electric Vehicles Use? (Natural Elements)

Have you ever wondered exactly what’s under the hood of an electric vehicle? Specifically, what kind of batteries do they use and how different are they from the ones you find in a gas-powered vehicle? Research engineer Kathleen Lombardi answers our pressing questions about electric vehicle batteries. Buying an electric vehicle (Natural Resources Canada) – https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/energy-efficiency-transportation-and-alternative-fuels/choosing-right-vehicle/buying-electric-vehicle/21034 Zero-emission vehicles (Transport Canada – https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/road/innovative-technologies/zero-emission-vehicles.html Batteries for Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (U.S. Department of Energy) – https://afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/electric_batteries.html A comprehensive review of lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles at cold temperatures (Science Direct) – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261915014841 Eight Tips to Extend Battery Life of Your Electric Car (PluginCars) – https://www.plugincars.com/eight-tips-extend-battery-life-your-electric-car-107938.html How Lithium-Ion Batteries Age: Scientists Offer Insight (Green Car Reports) – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1091003_how-lithium-ion-batteries-age-scientists-offer-insight Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1

6 MINJUL 16
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What Type of Batteries do Electric Vehicles Use? (Natural Elements)

Discovering microfossils that are a BILLION years old (Ask NRCan)

During a geological mapping expedition to the western Canadian Arctic in 2014, research scientist Rob Rainbird collected samples that yielded microfossils of a species of fungus that is about one billion years old. Rob joins us to share his experience in the field, as well as discuss his discovery. Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM): https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/resources/federal-programs/geomapping-energy-minerals/18215 Research Gate – Robert H. Rainbird: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Rainbird Rob’s Canoe Trip Through Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfc5zmXJJwQ&list=PLubfjRTPezhhhKoZDyJSchIAaYIQNWezA&index=14&t=0s Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1 Photo courtesy of Rob Rainbird

8 MINJUL 2
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Discovering microfossils that are a BILLION years old (Ask NRCan)

Activating the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (Natural Elements)

With Canada’s newest generation of radar satellites successfully launched, it is now up to Natural Resources Canada to establish communication. Our experts will help activate the three satellites so that they can start capturing images. Find out how on this episode of Natural Elements. Canada Centre for Remote Sensing: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/research-centres-and-labs/canada-centre-remote-sensing/21749 RADARSAT Constellation Mission – NRCan’s Role: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/radarsat-constellation-mission/21831 RADARSAT Constellation Mission (Canadian Space Agency): http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/radarsat/ Simply Science: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science Simply Science YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNbgD_ZfyM6lh1KbemOKfeg?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1 Photo courtesy of the Canadian Space Agency

6 MINJUN 21
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Activating the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (Natural Elements)

Slowing Down the Spruce Budworm (Ask NRCan)

The spruce budworm is a notorious forest pest that has been causing havoc in recent years in Eastern Canada. It feeds on new foliage from spruce and fir trees, often killing them in the process. Rob Johns from the Canadian Forest Service joins us to talk about the measures taken to slow down the spruce budworm outbreak. Healthy Forest Partnership: http://www.healthyforestpartnership.ca/

11 MINJUN 11
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Slowing Down the Spruce Budworm (Ask NRCan)

Discovering Glass Sponge Reefs (Ask NRCan)

In the 1980s, scientist Kim Conway was part of an expedition to map the continental shelf in the Pacific Ocean. During this mission, he made a fascinating and unexpected discovery – unique reefs that were long thought to be extinct. Kim explains the significance of this discovery and what it means for science. Hecate Strait/Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/mpa-zpm/hecate-charlotte/index-eng.html Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound Glass Sponge Reef Conservation Initiative: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/ceccsr-cerceef/closures-fermetures-eng.html

13 MINMAY 31
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Discovering Glass Sponge Reefs (Ask NRCan)

Researching Forest Fires (Natural Elements)

Managing forest fires is all about balancing the good and the bad. Richard Carr from the Canadian Forest Service explains the type of research that Natural Resources Canada conducts to better understand forest fires and help manage both the risks and benefits. Canadian Wildland Fire Information System: http://cwfis.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/home Forest Fires – Natural Resources Canada: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/fire-insects-disturbances/fire/13143 FireSmart Canada: https://www.firesmartcanada.ca/

8 MINMAY 22
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Researching Forest Fires (Natural Elements)

The Potential of Renewable Hydrogen (Ask NRCan)

Research scientist Peter Gogolek explains to us what is renewable hydrogen, how it is used by the energy sector, as well as how it can help Canada lower its carbon footprint.

10 MINMAY 7
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The Potential of Renewable Hydrogen (Ask NRCan)