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Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair

To showcase the ingenuity of the Filipinos, the local government of Quezon City will held its 1st QC Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair.

The said event, a project of the Mayor, Vice Mayor and the Filipino Inventors Society, while the event secretariat is the SBECO, will be at the Quezon City Hall Risen Garden on November 15-21, 2010.

 
51st National Science and Technology Week

In July 20, Department of Science and Technology will lead the celebration of the 51st National Science and Technology Week.

Various activities that showcase recent developments and achievements in domestic science and technology along with technology fairs and scientific fora are lined up for this year's celebration.

The annual event also aims to raise public understanding of science and technology as well as DOST's role and contributions to national development.

 
Traditional Farming: Shield to Beat Climate Change

As the issue of climate continues, the country was recently struck by two typhoons known as Ondoy and Pepeng. The two typhoons brought heavy rains in the country and even in other parts of the world.

It flooded large tracts of rice fields in Northern Philippines and destroyed crops ready for harvest. The typhoons in the region brought into sharp relief the issue of climate changes as farmers struggle to cope with changing weather patterns.

In the past, less rainfall can be expected during September and October, but now there are heavy rains and strong winds.

 
The origins of Rice Varieties

A research study was co-authored by Prof. Michael Purugganan of New York University. Graduated from the University of the Philippines with a BS degree in 1985, earned his Master's at Columbia University in 1986, and received his Ph.D from the University of Georgia in 1993. His work can be viewed at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. He is also a Professor of Biology and Dorothy Schiff Professor of Genomics at New York University.

 
Intellectual Property Law to Expedite Technology Transfers

As President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signs the Republic Act 10055, known as Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009, research output will no longer take time in reaching the public as tangible product.

The president signed the law last March 23 which is now defines as Intellectual Property (IP) as the tangible assets resulting from the creative work of an individual or an organization, including creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.

 
RP Participated in Asean Food Festival

Our country is present during the 43rd anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) or embassy food fair happened at the Lao National Cultural Hall last October 16. The Lao foreign ministry is the organizer of the Diplomatic Food Fair. This is an affair of 2 events: the 43rd Anniversary of Asean and the 13th Anniversary of the country's accession to the ASEAN. The food products and souvenir items were showcased in the event.

 
Water hyacinths Turns into an Income Generated Project

Water hyacinths, a plant of the lily family, are known as the one of the main causes of flood in Cotobato City. It clogs some waterways in and around the city since it grows and spreads so quickly in warmer climates such as the Philippines.

 
Mindanao Schools First Recipients of IT Packages

With the DOST-SEI’s (department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute), MOVE UPS (Mindanao Opportunity for Vitalized Education and Upgrading Science), sixty Mindanao public schools became the first recipient of a three-year project aimed at improving the teaching and learning environment in Mindanao.

The schools will get a laptop computer, multimedia projector, software packages and other learning equipment.

 
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