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Posts tagged with ‘video’ (234)

Video of the week: Icefields Parkway

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Travel on Friday, July 17, 2015

It’s consistently ranked one of the most scenic drives in the world, and this year marks its 75th anniversary. The Icefields Parkway is a 232 kilometer stretch of road that winds through the Rocky Mountains separating Jasper and Banff. It runs parallel to the continental divide and boasts jaw-ping panoramas of glaciers, high-elevation lakes and jagged peaks, many over 3,300 metres.

Before the mountainous drive—also called Highway 93—was built, early visitors to the area spent weeks making the ...

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Video of the Week: baby raccoon learns to climb

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Wildlife on Friday, July 10, 2015

Never underestimate a mother's love. In this heart-melting video a mother raccoon attempts to teach her kit how to climb a tree in a backyard in the pacific northwest. However, not that we're in any position to judge, but the kit does not appear to be "a natural" at it.

Trees are crucial to raccoons. They make their nests in hollow tree cavities (as well as almost anywhere else including storm sewers and attics) and can climb trees to escape predators. They are one of only a few animals that ...

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Board game cartography

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Mapping on Monday, July 6, 2015

What's involved with creating a map for a fictional world? In the video above, Ottawa-based cartographer Mark Richardson explains how long it takes, where he gets the data, and how the real world can overlap with the fabricated realities.

By day Richardson is a professional cartographer and graphic designer with the federal government, but by night he runs Green Hat Designs, a freelance cartography company that creates stunning maps for board games.

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Video: How Canada Day fireworks are tested

Posted by Leah Gerber in Science & Technology on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tomorrow, Canadians across the country will be setting up their lawn chairs and tilting back their heads to watch colours dance and explode above their own backyards. But who makes sure those fireworks are safe? We visited the Canadian Explosives Research Lab in Ottawa, Ontario to find out more about how the nation's fireworks are tested for the big day.

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Video of the week: Drone captures iceberg collapse

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Nature on Friday, June 19, 2015

It's enough to take your breath away. Teenager Kelan Poole was flying a drone over the ocean off the coast of St.Lewis (aka IceBerg alley) Labrador, when an iceberg started to collapse.

According to a CBC interview, it was Poole's first time flying the drone over the ocean, and as luck would have it, the iceberg began to fall apart just as he pointed the drone's camera at it.

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