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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.

 
NASA Scientist Talks on Climate Change

With an objective to help his kababayans, Josefino Comiso, a Filipino-American scientist at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration and a native of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, shared some expertise about climate change last June 17 at the Albay Astrodome.

 
Government Grants for Inventors

The support from the Lower House and Senate is needed by Davaoeños to increase the budget allotted to the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), as the main government office that provides assistance to Filipino inventors. Virgilio Sangutan, Davao Inventors Association president, revealed that only some Filipino inventors can have the opportunity to develop their creations because of the lack of assistance from our government in terms of loan windows and tax exemptions. TAPI only gets P53-million annual budget, P25 million of it will go to the operating expenses, only 12% of P25 million is given out as loan assistance to qualified Filipino inventors.

 
Dangerous Frog Fungus Spreading Rapidly in Asia

Experts announced that a fatal fungus that has killed hundreds of different kinds of frogs in the US is now harming five different frog species in Asia, specifically in the Philippines.

US and Filipino scientists found out that Philippines is the third country in Asia to be affected by the chytrid fungus, which targets the skin of frogs and distresses the arrangement of tadpoles' body parts.

 
DOST Recognizes Young Achievers through YES Awards

With an aim to give recognition to young achievers in international science and mathematics competition,

Department of Science and Technology (DOST), region 10 awards three young outstanding pupils from Northern Mindanao.

 
6 Magsaysay Awardees Receive Credits

In ceremonies at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay City, 2009 Ramon Magsaysay awardees are to get recognition and receive the title Asia’s Heroes: Science in the Service of Humanity.

Along with the awardees is Filipino Antonio Oposa Jr. He will be joined by five others: Krisana Kraisintu of Thailand, Deep Joshi of India, Yu Xiaogang of China, Ma Jun also of China and Ka Hsaw Wa of Myanmar.

 
Philippines Makes History through International Science Education Scene

As it joins the review body that would set the science education policy of an international organization for the next seven year, Philippines makes history once again.

Philippines is the only ASEAN country joins the panel in reviewing the science education policy of the International Council for Science (ICSU), an international non-governmental organization devoted to international co-operation in the advancement of science.

 
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