WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL:Fact, fiction, and opinion (Mindanews)

This article by Gail Ilagan was first published in Mindanews‘ February 11, 2013 issue. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 February) – An article written by Mahar Lagmay and company saw print in the inner pages of a national daily today. The report explains what happened to Barangay Andap in New Bataan in a language that makes technical terms comprehensible to the layman. Lagmay, et al threw in juicy bits on the methodology they used[…]

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DOST to use IBM Blue Gene supercomputer for R&D projects (PIA)

QUEZON CITY, May 17 (PIA)–The Philippines will use the world-renowned IBM Blue Gene supercomputer for the country’s priority research & development (R&D) projects on reducing poverty, improving government processes and tools and enabling smarter weather management. In a statement, the Department of Science & Technology (DOST) said the soon-to-arrive supercomputer will provide high performance computing capabilities to help develop practical solutions to address the country’s basic problems. This will be[…]

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Steam Explosion Observed in Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcano emitted ashes up to 500 meters above the summit caused by a small phreatic event that lasted for about 73 seconds at around Tuesday, 8:00 AM, May 7, 2013. Phreatic events occur when magma heats the ground or surface water causing an explosion of steam. It lets out steam trapped overtime. According to the PHIVOLCS advisory, as of 8:30 A.M. today, no volcanic earthquake was detected within the[…]

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Top 5 awesome things gov't agencies are doing (Rappler)

This article by Anna Oposa was published in Rappler (Posted on 03/13/2013 12:11 AM  | Updated 03/13/2013 9:16 AM) #5- Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) In 2012, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other government agencies concerned launched NOAH, a project that aims to enable the Filipino people’s capacity to prevent and manage disasters. The plan includes the installation of 600 automated rain gauges and 400 water level measuring[…]

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