National Research Council Canada

The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier research and technology organization (RTO). Working with clients and partners, we provide innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions to meet Canada's current and future industrial and societal needs.

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New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed

A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time.

The National Research Council teams with United States Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security to advance icebreaking technology

Today, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) hosted dignitaries from the United States Coast Guard (USCG), United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate, and United States (U.S.) Navy to discuss and showcase progress made on the testing and evaluation of design models for the U.S. heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program.

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Mississippi Mills information updates

The National Research Council is committed to open and regular communications with the communities surrounding the National Fire Laboratory located in Mississippi Mills, Ontario.

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