Pinoy plant supplement

Pinoy-developed plant food supplement bags Japanese excellence award

 

A research team from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) recently bagged the 2017 Excellent Research Team of the Year Award by the Japan-based Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) for developing the plant food supplement (PFS) through the successful use of radiation technology.

 

The Japanese government recognized the project for its great potential in helping spur the development of Philippine agriculture and attaining food security. It is also eyed to help mitigate the effects of El Niño and climate change that ravage…

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Marine bio experts wage solutions to protect corals

By Rosemarie Senora, S & T Media Services

 

Marine biologists and experts recently put forward science-based solutions that address issues in coral protection in the country.  

 

Dr. Wilfredo Roehl Y. Licuanan, in his talk entitled “Current Status of PH Coral Reefs and Prospects for the Near Future,” recommended to “fix the reef first before transplant.”

 

He spoke at the recent forum on National Coral R&D Program which highlighted the current status of the Philippine coral reefs, the importance of research for the conservation of corals, the exploration of our…

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Black holes may be 'back doors' to universe

DEEP inside a black hole lies a region known as the gravitational singularity, where space-time curves toward infinity, and no matter passing through can survive – or so it’s been thought.

In a new study, researchers suggest there may instead be a way out through a wormhole at the center of the black hole, which acts as a ‘back door.’

By this theory, anything traveling through the black hole would be ‘spaghettified,’ or stretched to the extreme, but returned back to its normal size when it emerges in a different region of the universe.

Physicists from the Institute of…

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Mystery of ‘alien megastructure’ star deepens

IN 2011 and 2013 the light shining from a distant star dropped by an unprecedented 20 percent, leading some astronomers to wonder if something VERY, VERY, big is blocking it from Earth’s view.

Star KIC 8462852, also known as ‘Tabby’s Star’, has been emitting an erratic flickering light, prompting great debate among the astronomy community as to what is obstructing our view of the star.

KIC 8463852 is located in the Cygnus constellation, about 1,480 light years from Earth.

Some say the star’s brightness has been gradually dimming over the last century, while others suggest that large comets or a…

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Giant asteroid ‘Bennu’ may hit Earth

A GIANT asteroid could crash into the Earth in the next century and wipe out the human race.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is taking the threat seriously that it will soon launch a probe to prevent the future catastrophe from taking place.

Scientists say the giant asteroid called "Bennu" travels 63,000 miles per hour, weighs over 60 million tons and has the diameter of around 500 meters.

"Bennu" is larger than the Empire State building and has been compared to the destructive asteroid in the blockbuster Hollywood movie "Armageddon."

First discovered in 1999, “Bennu” has been…

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