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New Breed of Young Scientists

With a hope to raise a new breed of scientists from high schools all over the country, Department of Education (DepEd) has launched Science and Technology Fair 2010.

Winners from the said fair will be selected to represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and other international and regional science exhibitions.

 
Math and Science Software for Kids

DOST (Department of Science and Technology) led to make Math and Science be loved by school kids. The department was challenged how to make it more interesting and less feared by kids.

In 2006, DOST completed e the release of 101 elementary Science and Mathematics modules in CD copies. And recently, they launched in Philippine Science High School, Davao City Campus the courseware website, which expanded the project via World Wide Web.

 
RP's Tuna Industry Experiences Touch of Global Warming and Economic Woes

In Southern Philippine City, tuna industry players have already felt the touch of global warming and the economic crisis.

General Santos, RP's Tuna Capital, provides thousands of tons of tuna every year for local and international markets. On the other hand, fishermen have recently found their catch decreasing due to global warming and oil price disturbances.

 
Ethanol: The Gift from Seaweeds

A $5-million worth of Ethanol farm will be developed soon as part of government plans. It will be situated in a 100 hectare site in Aurora.

The project will use Korean technology of extracting ethanol from seaweeds.

 
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.

 
Scientists protest against herbal medicines

Nowadays, herbal drugs can be easily purchased in the market. Health practitioners are protesting that those drugs should adhere to safety regulations and industry standards. Antonio Miguel Dans, a cardiologist and National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) division chairman, stressed out that herbal drug must be restricted to the public. He said that the World Health Organization is not in favour of the customary medicine in the Philippines. Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) promotes herbal medicines in tablet and syrup forms based on the scientific processing of lagundi, sambong and tsaang gubat. It also sells herbal soaps. However, PITAHC requires herbal drug companies to comply with TM/CAM standardization and regulation.

 
The Mind Museum

The first Mind Museum at Taguig was inaugurated in a pre-launch reception headed by Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano and the board of trustees of Bonifacio Art Foundation (BAFI) and the proponent of The Mind Museum led by its chairman Jose D. Campos and vice chairman Fernando Zobel. The city government officials, guests and donors had seen the new building and its center piece exhibits for the first time.

 
Pinoy's E-car in Europe and US

Ismael Aviso, 54, a resident of Navotas City, is a Filipino inventor and another energy visionary. He is looking forward for a prospective fruitful trip to Europe in preparation for the presentation of his inventions to technological experts and investors in US next month. For the past year, Aviso has made online free energy circle buzzing with excitement over prospects of his creations such as his fuel-less, self-charging electrical car and power generator.

 
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