From the Daily:
Federal science and technology spending for fiscal year 2013/2014 is anticipated to decline 3.3% from 2012/2013 to $10.5 billion. Research and development spending is expected to represent about two-thirds (64.4%) of the anticipated science and technology expenditures.
(Source: Statistics Canada)
Last fall, the Canadian Space Agency asked students to design a simple science experiment that could be performed in space, using items already available aboard the International Space Station. Today, Commander Chris Hadfield conducted the winner for its designers: two tenth grade students, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, in a live feed to their school in Fall River, Nova Scotia. And now, we finally have an answer to the age-old question, What Happens When You Wring Out A Washcloth In Space?
Commander Hatfield is Canadian, and has been recording videos for the CSA from the ISS during the current mission, which they have been uploading to their YouTube channel. Playlist. The vids cover random trivia about living in space. There's also an inspirational message and a discussion or two of other experiments the astronauts have been conducting.