A look at Canada’s greatest contributions to tech – from the telephone and snowmobile BlackBerry to other inventions you never knew were Canadian
Some 31 years back, Canada’s most prominent offering to space exploration, the Canadarm, was launched into orbit. The 50-foot long, 900-pound mechanical arm used to manoeuvre payload onboard NASA’s Space Shuttle famously bears the government of Canada logo on its side, a grandiose advertisement for Canadian tech innovation.
But as a point of fact, you don’t have to leave the earth’s surface to find our country’s mark on the tech sector. In honour of the Canadarm’s anniversary, MSN looks back at Canada’s greatest contributions to tech — from the telephone and snowmobile to other inventions you never knew were Canadian.
During a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newb... More During a recent voyage along South America's eastern coast, Justin Hofman was surprised to get close-up footage of an unfazed mother whale and her newborn calf. Hofman is the undersea specialist on the National Geographic Explorer, whose expedition team was granted special permission to dive with southern right whales in the nature reserve of Península Valdés, Argentina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn more about the Patagonia expedition: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/destinations/southamerica/category/patagonia?utm_source=NGdotcom-Video&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20140619_LEX_Video_RightWhaleEncounter_AllPatagonia&utm_campaign=NGdotcom Click to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe: video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/
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