List of Canadian inventions

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Many Canadian inventions have been in the fields of transportation and communications. Numerous advances have also been achieved in devices related to improving the way these resources are developed (as in agriculture and manufacturing). The nation's taxpayers also fund the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC), which has been an important factor in innovation and technological advancement.

Inventions and improvements

Notable Canadian inventions and improvements to existing technologies include:

Computing and Animation

Food and agriculture

Communication

Transportation and mobility

Climate

  • The snow blower was invented by Arthur Sicard (1927).
  • The steam-powered foghorn was invented by Robert Foulis (1854).
  • The rotary snowplow for railroads was invented by a Canadian dentist in 1869, and perfected by Orange Jull of Orangeville, Ontario.

Defence

Sport and entertainment

Science and Medicine

Domestic life

Tools and manufacturing

See also

References

  1. ^ "Retired NRC Scientists Burtnyk and Wein honoured as Fathers of Computer Animation Technology in Canada", Sphere, 1996
  2. ^ Inventors
  3. ^ http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/events/exhibits/travelling.cfm?id=52
  4. ^ http://www.uoguelph.ca/plant/research/potato/history/yukongold.html
  5. ^ "An Unsung hero: Reginald Fessenden, the Canadian inventor of radio telephony", ieee.ca
  6. ^ Veteran had indomitable spirit: Paralyzed airman invented bus that accommodates wheelchairs. Halifax Daily News, Wednesday 26 September 2007
  7. ^ Ottawa Citizen - 23 Aug 1950 Callow's bus had a hydrolic ramp. The following year an accessibility bus with a manual ramp was used in Toronto.
  8. ^ Kinova (7 June 2010). "Kinova Reach your potential". Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  9. ^ Radio-Canada (3 November 2009). "Découverte - Le bras robotisé Jaco". Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  10. ^ Victhom (3 November 2009). "Victhim Human Bionics". Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  11. ^ Radio-Canada (3 November 2009). "La jambe bionique". Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  12. ^ United States patent and trademark office (3 November 2009). "United States Patent". Retrieved 12 June 2010. 

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