Focus groups conducted in advance of the federal science agency's "refocusing" found prospective clients wary of collaborating with government.
High-definition movies could potentially be downloaded in just seconds with a new 5G wireless technology announced by Samsung Electronics.
The UN has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edible insects.
The ability of the oil and gas sector to absorb tough government controls on their greenhouse gas emissions depends on Canada getting a better price for its oil, Environment Minister Peter Kent says.
The Wind Energy Institute of Canada in western P.E.I. has purchased a $3-million system for storing wind energy, which it expects to begin tests on before the end of the year.
Chris Hadfield has returned from the International Space Station, bringing with him hopes that the strong new links he forged with earthlings - including more than 887,000 Twitter followers - will help ensure a stronger future for Canada in space.
Chris Hadfield hands over command of the International Space Station to a new leader, one day before he is scheduled to return to Earth.
Former U.S. vice president Al Gore talks to CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition about his latest book, which takes on the weightiest of subjects — nothing less than the future of our civilization.
Massive lawsuits targeting people who illegally download copyrighted content are common in the U.S., where people have been stuck with hefty fines and out-of-court settlement and now, there's an attempt to bring that to Canada.
The old saying that 'what goes up must come down' doesn't apply to carbon dioxide pollution in the air, which just hit an unnerving milestone.
Two spacewalking astronauts have found no evidence of an ammonia leak in a cooling system at the International Space Station, but as a precaution they have replaced a suspect pump.
International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield says he and his crew are ready for a possible spacewalk Saturday to inspect and repair a "serious" leak in the space station's cooling system.
3D scanning and printing technology could make it possible to reproduce objects of all shapes and sizes, potentially infringing on patents, trademarks and copyrights. CBC's Spark asks legal experts about the potential issues and whether Canadian law is equipped to deal with them.
The carcasses of dead whales don't last long on the ocean floor, thanks to colonies of ravenous worms that feast on their bones. Now, U.S. researchers have figured out how the worms devour the massive bones without any teeth, mouth, or even a gut.
Two people have been injured after an experimental flying car — constructed by attaching a plane engine, propeller and parasail to a dune buggy — crashed into a tree near a Vernon, B.C., elementary school on Friday morning.
About 80,000 people, including at least 35 Canadians, have applied for a one-way mission to Mars that is planned for 2023. There is no chance of returning to Earth.
Hard on the heels of announcing a new commercial focus for the National Research Council, the federal government today provided an example of what this new mission could mean for Canada's premier science agency.
Mounties in Saskatchewan are crediting a high-tech drone for the rescue of a man who had walked away from his vehicle after a roll over crash and could not be found.
A worldwide gang of criminals stole a total of $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, say U.S. prosecutors.
The International Space Station has a radiator leak in its power system, with the station's commander, Canadian astornaut Chris Hadfield, tweeting that hte problem is serious but stabilized.