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Talk Energy Week, presented by Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation’s (CMSTC) Let’s Talk Energy program, is a national energy awareness week devoted to people learning and talking about energy systems, sources and use.

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The large waves created by earthquakes under the sea floor destroy thousands of lives and livelihoods each year, but we know very little about how these massive walls of water behave. (2:56 min.)

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Using newts, coyotes and mice, Jason Munshi-South shows how animals develop genetic differences in evolution, even within an urban city. (5:15 min.)

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Tens of millions of years ago, plate tectonics set North and South America on an unavoidable collision course that would change the face of the Earth. (4:57 min.)

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Richard Hamblyn tells the history of Luke Howard, the man who classified the clouds and forever changed humanity’s understanding of these changeable, mysterious objects and helped us develop a better understanding of weather and climate. (5:06 min.)

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In episode 21 of Speaking of Chemistry, this video looks at the pros and cons of new more environmentally friendly refrigeration alternatives. (3:19 min.)

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Your toothpaste and face scrub probably get their scrubbing power from tiny plastic beads contained within. What is the environmental impact? How can you limit your use? (2:37 min.)

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Scientists and engineers around the world have worked hard to develop technologies that harness natural energy resources in sustainable and affordable ways. One of the challenges of using clean sources of energy like wind and solar power is that they depend on local weather conditions.

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Isotopes are a lot like a foreign language. Once you know how to interpret them, you can learn a lot more about the world around you.

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Vanadium compounds are used in various commercial and industrial applications, such as strengthening steel. However, the most interesting use for vanadium may turn out to be its ability to store power.

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