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Robots for All Ages

At the 8th Philippine Robotics Olympiad (PRO), newest trend in robotics are showcased by student whizzes. The recent PRO shows that robots are really not just for kids.

The said Olympiad was held at SM North Edsa which gave birth to a new batch of future scientists and engineers of the country. It gathered the brightest students in the field of science and technology, and challenged them to craft highly innovative robots and robotic systems using Lego robotics.

 
Phil Red Cross Conducts Disaster Preparedness Training at Baseco, Tondo

As known to be a disaster-prone area due to its geographical location, the Philippine Red Cross recently conducted training on disaster preparedness for residents of Baseco (Bataan Shipyard Corporation Compound) in Tondo, Manila.

The practical drill was held last April 14 14 at the PRC stockyard on Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila.

 
DOST's 5 Priority Programs

In the Communication and News Exchange (CNEX) meeting, Mario Montejo, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary, discussed the agency's five priority programs which focused on making a difference in the lives of Filipinos by maximizing science and technology. Private media attended the event. Since, President Aquino's dream for our country is named daang matuwid.

 
Mercedes Barredo Concepcion

Concepcion was known for her careful investigation on population composition and general directions and their displays of connection on social and economic development, the gradual increase of urbanization, the position in life of the elderly, and of employment that came to be the foundations for population courses of action at home and in foreign country.

 
Aviso Energy features Filipino inventions

Ismael Aviso, a Filipino inventor and alternative energy visionary is now preparing for the presentation of his invention in the United States in December 2011. According to Ismael Aviso, 54 years old, an entrepreneur and resident of Navotas City, his American business partners are bringing him over to the United States in early December to demonstrate his "power-multiplying electronics technologies" before potential investors. In an article posted by Pure Energy Systems (PES) Network Inc., one of Aviso’s followers, Aviso's will participate in a week-long conference at the research and development (R&D)-centric area at Silicon Valley in Northern California. The conference will happen on December 2 and 8 although no venue was provided.

 
More Filipino Research Scientists and Engineers for RP's Disaster and Poverty Alleviation

Dr. Emerlinda Roman, president of the University of the Philippines System, an institution under the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), said that the country is in need of more more research scientists and engineers (RSEs) with advanced degrees to make science and technology work for disaster mitigation and poverty alleviation, ensure a sustainable environment and reasonable energy for the future, and turn out indigenous technologies to enhanced Filipinos' lives.

 
KBP and FILSCAP partnership: benefited OPM

With their vision of reviving the Original Pilipino Music, FILSCAP (Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) had signed a memorandum of agreement with the KBP (Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas) to promote the music of Filipino artists. The MOA indicates the disbursement of fees by KBP member radio stations to FILSCAP members.

 
DLSU All-Female Team Turned out to be an Award-Winning

All-female team of De La Salle University (DLSU) turned out in the recently concluded National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) 2009.

The finalists received the "Sibol Award-Outstanding Student Creative Research" on the college level with their research "Greenstick Fracture Detection and Diagnosis Using Image Processing and Analysis."

The all-female team composed of Airi Bianca Beltran, Rachel Joyce Oaña and Cathlyn Marie Montano.

The DLSU team, a blend of computer geeks and computer science majors, said it was the time when they were just starting that challenged them the most. They developed a system that performs image processing and analysis to detect fractures, specifically Greenstick fractures. These fractures are one of the most common fractures in children and, if undiagnosed and untreated, can lead to deformity and permanent disability.

 
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