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Scientists discover more than 100 new marine species in the Philippines

via phys.org – Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences are celebrating World Ocean’s Day with a slew of brand new marine discoveries—more than 100 species that are likely new to science. The Philippines is home to the most biologically diverse waters on Earth, and remains the centerpiece of the Read more »

Introducing Diwata, the first Philippine-made satellite

By Pia Ranada/rappler.com – The Philippines will launch its very own satellites into space in 2016 and 2017, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced on Tuesday, March 10. A government project dubbed the Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Micro-Satellite (PHL-Microsat) Program aims to send two micro-satellites into space to Read more »

New species of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island

By Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net – International biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of Tarsier on the island of Dinagat in Mindanao 25 years after a Filipino biologist first saw the possibility of there being a distinct species. Rafe Brown, curator-in-charge at the University of Kansas’ Biodiversity Institute said Read more »

Fighting for sharks in the Philippines

By Anna Valmero/gmanetwork.com – His skin burnt from from years of diving, a local reef warden gets ready for another underwater guard watch with his usual attire: fins, snorkel and a mask. It’s just another day in the office as he readies to release five premature blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus Read more »

100% Pinoy-made light plane unveiled

By Rainier Allan Ronda/The Philippine Star – It’s a light plane, and it’s proudly made in the Philippines. The Department of Science and Technology displayed a 100 percent Filipino-assembled light sport aircraft (LSA) at the opening Thursday of the four-day National Science and Technology Week, in the DOST’s effort Read more »

Pinoy teen invents electricity-generating shoes

By Joel Locsin/TJD, GMA News – This kid would make Inspector Gadget proud. The phrase “power walk” may soon get a new meaning, after 15-year-old Filipino high school student Angelo Casimiro invented an in-sole power generator that can fit into an ordinary sneaker. An earlier post by ScienceAlert on the Read more »

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