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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.

 
Search for the Country's Top Science Educators

DOST (Department of Science and Technology) announces its 2nd Gawad Leadership and Innovations for Development Relevant to Science Education or Gawad LIDER.

The search is on for the country's top science educators to persuade more people to come out and nominate individuals and institutions who have contributed to the betterment of science education in the country.

On its second search, SEI Director Dr. Ester B. Ogena said the Gawad LIDER becomes more prestigious with higher prices at stake. P200, 000 cash prize is pegged and a medal for winners in the Exemplary Leadership and Innovation Award Categories.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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 Innovate Cellular Phone-Sized Digital Moisture Meter

To improve the quality of furniture and handicrafts industries, scientists at the Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FPRDI-DOST) have developed a cellular phone-sized digital moisture meter.

The scientists are leaded by Dr. Marina Alipon, with other team members, Gil Dolotina and Grecelda Eusebio and researchers Gerwin Guba and Alvin Retamar.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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