DOST installs weather instruments in Mt. Province (PIA)

By Andrew B. Doga-ong BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 31 (PIA)– Weather conditions and tracking real-time weather disturbances in this landlocked province can now be forecast more accurately with the installation of modern weather instruments in strategic areas in the province. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Provincial Director Norberto Cobaldez said four units of Automatic Rain Gauges (ARG) were installed in the municipalities of Bauko, Bontoc, Besao and Paracelis while one[…]

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Project NOAH brings disaster information and education campaign to Davao Region

Written by: Candeze R. Mongaya The distant trauma of Typhoon Pablo is still a vivid memory for 30-year-old high school teacher Erle Notarte. A science teacher in Bernardo D. Carpio National High School Davao City, Notarte said that Typhoon Pablo caused heavy infrastructural damage in their school when it hit Davao Oriental last December 2012. He recalled the despair of his students, as they helplessly watched their houses being eaten[…]

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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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