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Story & photos by Stephanie Tumampos | Special to the BusinessMirror In the 2014 Philippine Statistics Authority poverty report, the Filipino fishermen remain the poorest among the nine basic sectors. The report said that, with 39.2-percent poverty incidence, the fishermen have been living with an average earning of P178 a day,...
More than 50 officers and researchers from 10 state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the Philippines recently participated in a training-workshop to help them pursue their technology business incubators (TBIs). Titled “Training cum Writeshop on the Establishment of Agribusiness Technology Business Incubators”, it was spearheaded by the Philippine Council for...
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—To protect bats and their habitats, understanding their basic ecological requirements is absolutely necessary. A program, titled “From Genes to Ecosystems: Understanding Fruit Bat Species and Genetic Diversity and Their Ecological Interactions with Plants in Tropical Lowland Forests”, addresses this concern. The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and...
Amazon.com Inc. is embracing artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tools sold to others through its cloud-computing division, CEO Jeff Bezos said in his annual shareholder letter. Changes ushered in by artificial intelligence and machine learning will help the companies...
A smart hydropower-generator device that aims to lessen the school’s electric bill. An intelligent imaging management system that monitors local pedestrian and road situation. A water-level rise alert system that seeks to reinforce disaster mitigation and warning system protocols in a Supertyphoon Yolanda-struck community. What’s common in these three technologies? They...
Ten research scholars and 37 grant recipients in science, technology and innovation are this year’s recipients of grants and scholarships by the United States through the US Agency for International Development (USAID’s) Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (Stride) project. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim commended the scholars and...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The greatly excessive use of antibiotics in food production in recent decades has made many bacteria more resistant to antibiotics. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has estimated that antibiotic use in animal husbandry, poultry farming and aquaculture in the US is over four times USDA recommended...
Based on its previous experiences, the Philippines is expected to deliver a strong performance in the 2017 edition of Schneider Electric’s Go Green in the City (GGitC) competition. “With the Philippines’s consistent performance in the previous competitions, we are confident that Filipino students can once again bring honor to our...
By Geraldine Bulaon-Ducusin & Joselito A. Carteciano Eleven Filipino researchers received recognition for their contributions to the country’s development at the recent Annual Scientific Conference and 84th General Membership Assembly of the Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP). The researchers were cited for their various contributions...
A Balik Scientist specializing on seaweed and algal studies initiated a collaborative research and development activity on seaweed between the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) and the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) in Catarman, Northern Samar. To initiate the collaborative research, Dr. Michael Y. Roleda conducted a seminar...
The train pulls into Pennsylvania Station during the morning rush, the doors open and you make a beeline for the escalators. You stick to the left and walk up the stairs, figuring you can save precious seconds and get a bit of exercise. But the experts are united in this:...
SYDNEY—A man from the Philippines visiting Australia had his legs amputated, and could lose his arms after being bitten by a white-tailed spider. Terry Pareja, a father of two, was visiting his family in the Victorian country town of Birchip, 300 kilometers northwest of Melbourne, when he was bitten by...
Story & photos by Stephanie Tumampos The simplest indicator of rain is the presence of clouds. For 42 years, Felion Corona is no stranger to looking up the sky every time he needs to check on the day’s weather. As chief meteorological officer of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services...
Students from the Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC) were declared the national champions in the robotics Youth Innovation Award by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). The students—Johan Castillejos, Kent Marc Kobe Bismark and John Ejie Relente—together with their coach Engr. Vinci Gabumpa, also won...
Scientific and technological activities in the Philippines and Thailand recently got a big push, as science and technology (S&T) leaders in both countries signed a legally binding agreement to work together in promoting the development of S&T cooperation between said countries. Representing the Philippines and Thailand are of Science and...
UXBRIDGE, Canada—The Carbon Law says human carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions must be reduced by half each decade starting in 2020. By following this “law”, humanity can achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by midcentury to protect the global climate for current and future generations. A carbon law is a new concept unveiled on March...
By Allan Mauro V. Marfal & Rodolfo P. de Guzman / Special to the BusinessMirror WHO would have thought that the carrageenan from the seaweeds that is usually used as a binding agent in toothpaste and shampoo can actually be an effective plant-growth promoter? Recent research found that carrageenan, through modified irradiation technology,...
THE Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca), the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the municipality of Boston in Davao Oriental kicked off a project called “Community-based Waterways Clearing Project as an Adaptive Measure to Reduce Flooding” this month. Headed by Dr. Gil C....
FUKUSHIMA Daiichi Nuclear Power Station—Six years after the largest nuclear disaster in a quarter-century, Japanese officials have still not solved a basic problem: what to do with an ever-growing pile of radioactive waste. Each form of waste at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, where three reactors melted down...
"Not everyone has to become a space scientist. If we can use space science as a leverage to get the people interested in science, that’s already a big thing. We consider that mission accomplished.” Thus said Dr. Rogel Mari D. Sese, a Filipino astrophysicist, at the Science Café held by...
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