Gadgets

Water to energize battery, study

For the first time, water could be used as an alternative media to convert energy from radioisotopes, a new study revealed. Researchers from the University of Missouri have successfully created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used in many applications using a water-based solution. “Betavoltaics, a battery technology that generates power [...]

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Micro-windmills use to recharge cell phones?

Yes, you read it right. Electrical Engineering professor Smitha Rao from the University of Texas in Arlington have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy capable to recharge cell phone batteries. The size of windmill is about 1.8mm (at its widest point). To give you an idea, a single grain of rice could hold of [...]

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Smart phone’s selfie photo tells cholesterol level

“Picture, picture! Take a selfie photo and you will know your cholesterol level.” A new smart phone device and application are developed to accurately assess user’s cholesterol level in just a minute by simply taking a selfie photo. The device called Smart phone Cholesterol Application for Rapid Diagnostics, or Smart CARD is developed by group [...]

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Samsung will release smart phones with Quad HD screen, finger and iris scanners

In a release made by ZHNet in North Korea revealed that Samsung Electronics’ main feature of their smart phone in 2014 will include Quad HD screen resolution, finger print and iris verification technologies and the new Tizen operating system. According to the report, though these technologies are still in the development stages, Samsung is in [...]

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Square reader turns smartphone into POS

First launched in 2009, Square reader now makes a major redesign to make iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones into a complete Point of Sale (POS) for your small restaurant, café, or retail store. Square reader now has faster chip, enhance swipe accuracy and audio plug. It is slimmer (without its battery) making it fit to [...]

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Apple gives freebies on its ’12 Days of Gifts’

  The spirit of Christmas is now feel at Apple’s “12 Days of Gifts,” giving free apps, songs, books and movies every day from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6. Each day’s gift will only be available for 24 hours, so download the free app to make sure you don’t miss out. Note: Not all content [...]

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Online Resource

Hong Kong textbook says Pinays are maid

A primary school textbook in Hong Kong ‘New General Studies P3 – Living in Hong Kong’ by Educational Publishing House Ltd says that Filipino women are “Maids.” The book was photographed by British activist Tom Grundy and published on his blog Hongwrong.com, brought attention to the public. Grundy’s post becomes viral  in social media. Among the [...]

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Libel: When a statement becomes libellous

I’m sure Libel is one of the trending topic these days because the Supreme Court declared that ONLINE LIBEL in the Cybercrime law is constitutional. What is really a libel and how to determine a libelous statement? Libel is written or published statements that are false and damaging to other person’s reputation. Libel is sometimes [...]

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Elizabeth Oropesa’s open letter to DILG secretary Mar Roxas

Dismayed on the rift between Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez and DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, the veteran actress Elizabeth Oropesa posted an open letter to her facebook. Her post read as follows: “Pauna ko na po ang paghingi ng paumanhin sa mga maka-Mar Roxas.“Hindi lang ako mapakali dahil kahit saan ko tingnan ay mali ang kanyang katwiran. [...]

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Square reader turns smartphone into POS

First launched in 2009, Square reader now makes a major redesign to make iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones into a complete Point of Sale (POS) for your small restaurant, café, or retail store. Square reader now has faster chip, enhance swipe accuracy and audio plug. It is slimmer (without its battery) making it fit to [...]

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Apple gives freebies on its ’12 Days of Gifts’

  The spirit of Christmas is now feel at Apple’s “12 Days of Gifts,” giving free apps, songs, books and movies every day from Dec. 26 to Jan. 6. Each day’s gift will only be available for 24 hours, so download the free app to make sure you don’t miss out. Note: Not all content [...]

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Amazon plans to use drones for its deliveries

Filipinos are among the top countries who love online shopping. Can this drone will able to deliver orders to the Philippines? As we catch up for “what’s new” in the digital world, a news broke yesterday that Amazon is planning to use drones to deliver your order just in front of your doors. Amazon is [...]

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Latest R&D

Water to energize battery, study

For the first time, water could be used as an alternative media to convert energy from radioisotopes, a new study revealed. Researchers from the University of Missouri have successfully created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used in many applications using a water-based solution. “Betavoltaics, a battery technology that generates power [...]

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Pupil size predicts accuracy of decision, study

Reliability with which people make decisions can be predicted by measuring pupil size, a new study revealed. According to the study conducted by Peter Murphy and colleagues at the Leiden University, the spontaneous, moment-to-moment fluctuations in pupil size predicted how a selection of participants varied in their successful decision-making. A larger pupil size indicated poorer [...]

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Boosting plant photosynthesis may increase yields, study

  In the past years, the breakthrough of incorporating an engineered gene, commonly known as genetically modified organism (GMO) to crops became successful. Recently, researchers found new way to increase yield by boosting the crops photosynthesis. Researchers from the US and UK has successfully develop a process to speed up plants photosynthesis through the use of [...]

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Spice contaminants you may be adding to your foods

Spices add flavors and make our food more desirable and taste great. But be careful,  you may be adding other ingredients to your food that perish your health. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, the spices we are using today are contaminated with different filth materials because of the often complex and lengthy spice [...]

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Pinggang Pinoy: Healthy food plate for Filipinos launched

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) launched Pinggang Pinoy today. Pinggang Pinoy is a new, easy to understand food guide that uses a familiar food plate model to convey the right food group proportions on a per-meal basis, to meet the body’s energy and nutrient needs of [...]

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New study discovers how dengue virus invade immune system

A new study revealed the mechanism on how dengue virus enters human immune system offers information that may aid vaccine and drug development. Dengue is an important mosquito borne disease affecting the world’s 40 percent population, according to the World Health Organization. At the moment, there is no vaccine or specific treatment approved for dengue. [...]

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OFW News / Announcements

POEA needs nurses and caregivers for Japan

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is now accepting qualified applicants for nurses and care workers for deployment in Japan under the Framework for the Movement of Natural Persons of the Philippines – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA). Candidates for nursing positions should have the following qualifications: Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing With Board [...]

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POEA bans OFW deployment on Iraqi Kurdistan Region

POEA temporarily suspended deployment of OFW in Iraqi Kurdistan region After imposing a total ban in the deployment of OFWs to Iraq, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board (GB) has now temporarily suspended the processing and deployment of newly – hired workers bound for the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. “The POEA Governing Board has [...]

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Nurses and health workers are warn on email scam

POEA warns Filipinos on fraud email hiring nurses and health professionals for Canada hospital   The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday reiterated its warning on fraudulent e-mails offering Filipino nurses and other healthcare professional’s employment in big hospitals in Canada and other countries. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said one such e-mail received by the [...]

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Where do Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus from?

Because of the rapid rise in reported infections of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus or MERS-CoV, researchers are struggling to explain where really the virus came from and how it infect human. After it was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012, MERS-CoV infections have been reported throughout the Arabian Peninsula and spread to [...]

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) updates

26 May 2014 – According to the World Health Organization, MERS-CoV now has 664 reported cases and 200 deaths: Saudi Arabia (556), United Arab Emirates (65), Jordan (11), Qatar (8), Kuwait (3), The Netherlands (2), France (2), United Kingdom (3), Greece (1), Yemen (1), Italy (1), Malaysia (1), Oman (2), Tunisia (3), Egypt (1), Lebanon [...]

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PCHRD Scholar Society to empower health R&D in PH

“Our vision is to become the powerhouse of health research in the country,” said Dr. Josefina P. Tuazon, President of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) Scholars Society (PSS) and former Dean of the College of Nursing, University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) during the PSS Convention at Makati Shangri-La Hotel on [...]

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Other updates

Who is the model of the famous UP oblation, anyone?

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Like other universities, University of the Philippines Diliman is surrounded by street stories that made innocent students believed and keep believing up to now. Are these tales from UPD — Fact or Fiction? Does UP seal has a parrot? Is it true that the model of the famous Oblation is the father of the late [...]

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Can science bring back life after death?

| May 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

  For the first time in medical history, surgeons from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will test the groundbreaking emergency technique that will revive a DEAD knife-wound or gunshot victim, using a suspended animation technology — by cooling the patients and placed in a suspended animation to fix their injuries. Also read:Waterless live fish [...]

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