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50th Anniversary of the Discovery of Plate Tectonics
written by Dr. Joel Cuello
It was 50 years ago this year - with the publication in 1967 in the journal Nature of "The North Pacific: An Example of Tectonics on a Sphere", co authored by Dan McKenzie and Robert Parker - when the theory of plate tectonics formally came into being.
It is difficult to believe now that before 1967, scientists were in most part grappling the dark when it came to pointing out the causes of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

With the theory of plate tectonics, a unified framework that works has come into being.

The original article from Nature can be viewed by clicking here.

Also, click the link below to view the related article from BBC News.

Oct. 26, 2017
Congratulations to our members and associate members who received awards and recognition in their respective fields!  You may view the full list of awardees by clicking here.
36th ANNUAL PAASE MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM
July 14-15, 2017, The Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines

Converging Academe-Government-Industry Science and Technology Stakeholders to Accelerate Philippine Innovation
The 39th Annual PAASE Meeting and Symposium highlights the 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan as well as the importance of Academe-Industry linkages and collaborations and the role of Government support to the linkages.  The recipients of the Koh Lectureship Awards elaborated their research activities and the role of the Government in sustaining their research as well as potential partnerships with Industries.  Research groups participated in various scientific sessions in Health, Agriculture, Energy, Environment, ICT and Entrepreneurship as well as presenters under PCARI and USAID Stride projects.  Parallel Sessions in Future S&T programs and Space Technology were also included.

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Koh Lectureship Awards:

Dr. Sevilla Detera-Wadleigh - Science
Dr. Raymond Tan - Engineering
CATCH-ALL as a Tool in Apprehending Vehilces with Traffic Violations
The research team lead by Dr. Elmer Dadios has developed a way to apprehend traffic violators using without contact.  CATCH-ALL (Contactless Apprehension of Traffic Violators on a 24-Hour Basis and All-Vehicle Detection System) Software uses CCTVs installed around Manila, which will detect license plate of traffic violators and displays their violation in LED Boards.  Click here to download and watch Dr. Dadios' interview with CNN Philippines.

June 7, 2017

Discovery of the Evolutionary Steps of Kuphus polythalamia
Scientists studied the anatomical structure of the giant ship worm Kuphus polythalamia and discovered the presence of chemoautotrophic symbionts in its gills.  The presence of these symbionts consume hydrogen sulfide which which help extend the "wooden steps" theory.  Click here to read their article.

May 15, 2017
Dr. Raymond Tan receives the Lasallian Achievement Award
Dr. Raymond Tan received the FLSAAP-DLSAA Lasallian Achievement Award in Science and Technology Research and Management.  The Lasallian Achievement Award is given to alumni who showed excellence in promoting science and technology in the Philippines.
May 4, 2017
Dr. Rigoberto Advincula is the new editor-in-chief of MRS Communications
Dr. Rigoberto Advincula has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of the Materials Research Society's MRS Communications Journal. Watch his short interview here.

May 4, 2017
The irreversible momentum of clean enery
Former US President Barack Obama wrote a Policy Forum on the irreversible trend on the use of clean energy. He wrote that business sectors will still use cleaner energy sources such as solar in the future compared to fossil-based fuels.  He also stated that the use of clean energy will boost economic growth in America while reducing the total green house gas emissions. The paper is published in  Science.  Read the full article here.

Jan. 31, 2017
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