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Unusual Deer Found on RP Island

According to a British-Filipino scientific expedition, one of the rarest deer has been found in a territory of the Philippine forest. The statement was given as a result of the group's three week sortie into Mount Mandalagan in the north of Negros Island last month.

Cervus alfredi are found only in the central Philippines and before the herds dwindled through heavy hunting and rapid habitat loss, they were represent on the islands of Cebu, Guimaras, Leyte, Masbate, Negros, Panay and Samar.

 
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.

 
Filipino Science Professor Selected for UNESCO Award

On March 4, 2010, a Filipino professor who discovered the use of snail toxins to study brain functions is one of the five exceptional women scientists in the world to be awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The event will be held in Paris, France.

Science Education Institute reported that Lourdes Cruz, a professor at the Marine Science Institute at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City is one of the recipients of the 2010 L'Oreal-UNESCO Awards in the Life Sciences.

 
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.

 
DOST installed landslide sensors in preparation for the typhoon season

In year 2006, more than a thousand people were buried after a massive landslide in the barangay of Guinsaugon. In the same year, a mudslide caused by heavy rains also killed hundreds of residents in the Bicol region. Continuous rains triggering floods and landslides in 9 regions have killed 47 people and displaced more than 1.3 million people.

 
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.

 
Young Filipino Scientists Push for Excellence

In the recently concluded, National Invention Competition '10, young inventors are pushed even more towards excellence to be globally competitive.

The said competition, which was participated by at least 67 inventors, was divided into five categories: Tuklas (Outstanding Invention; Outstanding Utility Model), Outstanding Industrial Design, Outstanding Creative Research and SIBOL (Outstanding Student Creative Research).

Young participants are prioritized in the contest since; they will be the future leaders of the nation.

 
Aklan Inventors

According to Jairus Lachica, DOST-Aklan Provincial Science and Technology Officer, the Regional Cluster Invention Contest serves as the elimination/qualifying round for the National Invention Contest pursuant to Section 4 of the Republic Act No. 7459 also known as the Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines. The outcome of this: no one in Aklan could represent the province, present his creation or join in the forthcoming Regional Cluster Invention Contest which will be held from August 12 to 15 this year at the Amigo Terrace Hotel in Iloilo City.

 
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