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NRC is the only research organization boasting both an Academy Award and a Nobel Prize.
NRC is active throughout Canada with research facilities and services in every province.
Canadian Olympic speed-skating champion Catriona LeMay Doan tested 6 different suits at the NRC wind tunnel before leaving for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
NRC designed the Olympic torch for the 1988 Calgary Olympics.
NRC defined the exact shade of red for Canada's flag, out of over 500,000 shades.
NRC invented the anti-counterfeit hologram technology found on Canadian currency.
Eleven Nobel prize winners worked at NRC at some point during their careers.
NRC investigated creating an aircraft carrier out of an iceberg during WWII.
After the World Trade Center attack in 2001, an NRC researcher, was the only non-U.S. member invited to join a special team investigating the damage at Ground Zero.
NRC produced the first medical isotopes for use in nuclear medicine.
NRC researcher Dr. Saran Narang succeeded in the first total synthesis of the gene for proinsulin, a precursor to human insulin.
During the 1950s, NRC engineer Dr. Jack Hopps developed the first cardiac pacemaker, a life-saving device that has been used widely.
NRC has used advanced microelectronics technology to etch over 1700 angels on the point of a pin.
NRC researchers developed some of the first examples of computer animation, an industry in which Canada is a world leader.
NRC scientists helped develop Canola, a cash crop worth over $2-billion to Canadian farmers.
Long-time NRC scientist and Nobel laureate Dr. Gerhard Herzberg is the father of modern spectroscopy, a vital technology that is used in almost every aspect of modern science.