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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 »

Fil-Canadian teen invents flashlight powered by body heat

via rappler.com – Many scientists and media are saying Ann Makosinski’s invention could change the world. Makosinski, a Filipino-Canadian from Victoria, Canada, invented a flashlight powered by nothing more than body heat. Ann, 16, found her love for gizmos and gadgets because of her parents, who are both HAM radio Read more »

Pinoys among candidates shortlisted for life on Mars

By Rie Takumi/GMANews – The ubiquitous Filipino migrant is likely to become more ubiquitous. From conquering foreign shores as workers, several Filipinos are now seeking to establish a presence even outside the planet. In particular: Mars. “To be an astronaut has been my life-long fantasy and dream, so for a Read more »

Chino Roque: First Filipino to go to space

By Peter Imbong/rappler.com – From more than 28,000 aspiring astronauts in the Philippines, down to 400, then 50, and finally down to the top 3, one man has emerged victorious: 22-year-old Chino Roque, the first Filipino to go to space. “Right now I’m very happy that a lot of Read more »