Organization: US Department of Energy

Quantum computing, brain research top list for new US-Canada collaborations

President Donald Trump’s push for major cuts to research funding in the US are fueling even closer scientific ties between our two countries. Preliminary talks have begun between the US National Science Foundation and research funders in Canada to kickstart new research collaborations in quantum computing, the brain, biodiversity and the Arctic. Recent meetings held in both Ottawa and Washington are expected, as a first step, to result in a Dear Colleague letter from the NSF encouraging its researchers to identify opportunities for joint projects the rapidly evolving field of brain research.

Canada urged to join global science portal

Canada has been invited to participate in a new global science gateway web portal being established in a joint initiative by the US Department of Energy and the British Library. The agreement to establish the Science World portal was signed January 21st in London with representatives from several countries — including Canada — in attendance.…

FuelMaker receives $4.2M for natural gas appliance

Technology Partnerships Canada and the Climate Change Action Fund have provided a total of $3 million in assistance to Toronto’s FuelMaker Corp to design and test a natural gas home fuelling appliance. Funding of $1.25 million was provided by the US Department of Energy, California Air Resources Board and South Coast Air Quality Management District.…