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DOST holds invention contest, exhibit

The Department of Science and Techonology in Region 1 is set to conduct a regional invention contest and exhibit on September 27-29, 2011 at the SM City mall in Rosales town.

Regional director Elsa Chan said the three-day affair will feature inventions, utility models, industrial design and creative research works of researchers and of high school and college students from various schools.

 
Fishball Vendor, Boomed as a Farmer

Desiree Duran, a former fishball vendor, now earned big in farming. In 2002, Daisy attended the farmers' training under the Unlad Buhay sa Nayon’ program of the Bulacan Agricultural State College, provincial government of Bulacan, and the municipal government of San Ildefonso.

 
Angara Pushes Filipino Scientists to Contribute Skills in RP

As the new chair of the Senate Committee on Education Chair of the 15th Congress, Senator Edgardo J. Angara pushes for foreign scholarship recipients to come back to the Philippines and contribute to their proficiency with the domestic academe and workforce.

And to make this possible, Sen. Angara said that the government should offer Filipino scholars and scientists a promising career, attractive rewards, and opportunities for growth. Universities and industries in the country must be quick for them not to seek better opportunities abroad.

 
Filipino Biological Clock

Under the Department of Science and Technology's Balik Scientist Program, Dr. Eduardo Mendoza, a visiting scientist, said that work schedule and human circadian (biological) clock are related with health risks.

Dr. Mendoza is a Senior Research Scientist of the Systems Biology Group of the Physics Department and Center of NanoScience. He has helped University of the Philippines researchers in drafting project proposals for collaboration with Ludwig Maximilian University, which pioneered studies in human circadian clock and shift work in various countries and settings.

 
Filipino Students join Water Rocket Competition

Two students from Tacloban City will be the country's representative in an international water rocket competition. The 2 young men will be competing with 20 other countries in the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) Water Rocket Competition in Australia this November. They were Julius Dacuycoy and Edward Louie Chua of Asia Development Foundational College (ADFC).They became the Philippine representatives when they won in the national contest. Last February, ADFC was also the Philippine representative to the last APRSAF Water Rocket Competition held in Bangkok, Thailand.

 
Tawi-Tawi Squidworm

Leaded by Dr. Filemon Romero, a scientist from this municipality and a consultant of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), said that a new species of "squidworm" (Teuthidodrilus samae) was found in the bentho-pelagic zone on the Tawi-Tawi side of the Celebes Sea in the waters of South Ubian municipality.

A team of foreign scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, NOAA Ocean Exploration Program, the National Geographic Society, and NSF Centers of Ocean Science Education Excellence and University of California, Los Angeles led by Dr. Larry Madin also joined Romero's team during the ISSP.

 
Telemedicine Now in RP

Doctors in the Philippines can now diagnose and recommend immediate treatment and medication to patients in distant areas in the country through Telemedicine.

Managed by ASTI-DOST (Advanced Science and Technology Institute- Department of Science and Technology) and made possible via a multi-platform electronic technology that functions through a government broadband called Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), this technology can make the doctors access and transmit medical data, still images, and live audio and video transmissions that involves a patient.

 
Bamboo Organ Festival

The Bamboo Organ Foundation, Inc. is had prepared for the 36th edition of the International Bamboo Organ Festival of Las Piñas entitled "Philippine Historic Music Festival." This yearly event happened last February 17-23 at the world renowned Bamboo Organ, the Philippine National Treasure. Philippines’ best and exceptional performances from award-winning global artists performed in the event.

 
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