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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 »

First dolphin born in captivity in PH

By Randy V. Datu/Rappler.com – The country’s first live birth of a bottle-nosed dolphin in captivity happened in Subic last July 6. A baby dolphin was born 7 pm on July 6, at the Ocean Adventure marine park in Subic Bay, said Carlo Magno, the marine park’s Director for Animal Read more »

British billionaire promotes solar bulbs

By Helen Flores/The Philippine Star – A British billionaire and a local organization have launched a nationwide campaign aimed at helping poor Filipino families cope with the rising costs of electricity through the use of solar bulbs made out of recycled plastic bottles. Billionaire and world renowned explorer David Read more »