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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PhilRSS 3rd National Remote Sensing Conference

The Philippine Remote Sensing Society (PhilRSS) will hold the National Remote Sensing Conference at the National Institute of Physics (NIP), University of the Philippines Diliman on May 30, 2013. The speakers in the conference and their respective topics are as follows: Dr. Josefino C. Comiso Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center “Climate Change as Observed from Space” Dr. Kohei Choi General Secretary, Asian Association on Remote Sensing Professor, Tokai[…]

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