Electricity is the flow of electrons from a negatively charged body to a positively charged body. Electricity can be used by humans as an energy source in a large number of applications that include heating, lighting and powering electric motors.
Learn about the Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory, a facility that tests products such as fireworks and blasting explosives, and develops technology for the safety and security of explosives in Canada (text and video).
Discover Canada's synchrotron, an extremely powerful microscope in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Find statistical information on the materials and equipment used in construction in Canada, broken down into residential and non-residential categories.
Read news on construction relating to recent research results, product evaluations, code developments and conference highlights in this online newsletter.
Discover how diamonds are formed. Read a text explanation or view a video that demonstrates the process.
Learn about Canada’s contributions and research into the goal of perfecting time measurement. Read about key developments and the latest technologies.
Functional polymers contain chemical groups that serve a specific function, whether biological, pharmacological, electrical or other. Intelligent polymers have the capacity of selecting and executing certain specic functions. They respond to an external stimulus by variations in their structure, composition or properties.
Discover how neutron scattering research led to new knowledge about magnetism.
Find statistics on the manufacturing industries in Canada that make products and materials such as textiles, paper, plastic, metals and steel, transportation equipment and foods and beverages.
Discover research on nano-material architectures to develop new molecular platforms in bio-medical and environmental diagnostics as well as environment friendly high performance materials.
Learn about the institute responsible for developing and maintaining base quantities of measurements such as mass, length, time and temperature.
Learn about the materials analysis method known as powder neutron diffraction and discover how it works.
Link to practice-oriented publications and guides on construction for professors, educators and students.
Navigate this interactive Periodic Table to learn more about the elements and their properties.