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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 »

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 »