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Repatriated OFWs urged to avail of free technical-vocational schooling

For the hundreds of thousands of repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have been sent home due mainly to the economic uncertainties brought about by the ongoing CoViD-19 pandemic in their host countries, a bleak future might be staring at them and their families at the onset. But the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority …

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Paper towels as affordable, effective, and eco-friendly face masks? DOST says, why not?

Paper towels, those handy, absorbent, and disposable rags you commonly use to wipe messy spills off your dining tables, apparently can also be used to keep deadly viruses from spreading. With a little tweaking, the Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) has repurposed paper towels into potential life-savers. In a …

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Prescription for ‘plantitos’, ‘plantitas’: Sick plants need their own doctors, too

For all newbie plant parents out there, it would be wise to keep in mind that plants, like all living things, get sick, too, and are vulnerable to attack from other organisms. When this happens, it’s best to listen to the experts on the best action to take. On September 11, at the 17th episode of …

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On its way to zero emissions by 2035, Airbus reveals concept aircraft

Aerospace industry international pioneer Airbus recently announced its most ambitious plan ever—to develop the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035. Undoubtedly, the aircraft builder is well-known for being the leader in designing, manufacturing, and delivering aerospace products, services, and solutions to customers on a global scale. So, it is not a surprise that this …

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Upon construction, the world’s largest wind-powered vessel will carry 7,000 vehicles across the Atlantic in 12 days

No one has been able to use the ocean winds to power a cargo ship crossing the Atlantic with 7,000 cars in its hull, until now. Soon, there will be a car-carrying vessel set to sail using wind as its primary source of power. Swedish consortium Wallenius Maritime recently presented its sailing cargo vessel the …

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The DOST-FPRDI fruit wine barrels make use of wood from tree plantation species and old, unproductive fruit trees

PH wines to age better in sustainable barrels made from ‘santol’ and Indian mango

Here’s some good news you can literally drink to. Quality yet affordable wine barrels for aging fruit wines may soon be available in the market, and yes, these barrels are made from common tropical fruit trees such as santol and Indian mango. The Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) …

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A devoted son is giving up his dream property to sustain mom recovering from coma

Ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles once said, “Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life”. Carlo S believes, however, that the other way around is equally true: Mothers are the anchors who hold children to life. It is this very reason that Carlo has given up his dream property to sustain his mom who …

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Electromex Inc: Providing an army of virus killers at your beck and call

Welcome to the new normal, where we human beings have to tread a fine balancing act between making a living and avoiding a life threatening new Coronavirus. While we do everything we can to minimize the risk of getting exposed—such as the usual safety protocols of wearing masks and face shields, frequent hand washing and …

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The all new Cadillac Lyriq

Cadillac rolls into electric future with Lyriq luxury crossover

This August, the world witnessed Cadillac’s online reveal of its first all-electric luxury crossover—the Lyriq show car. But more than its global debut, the propulsion system and supporting technologies involved position Cadillac to be a leader in electrification, connectivity and automated driving. All these delivered with thrilling performance and a new threshold in technology integration. …

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Sustainable aviation fuel to be supplied to Airbus delivery flights

International aviation fuel products and service supplier Air bp has started collaborating with Airbus to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to propel the aircraft manufacturer’s facility for delivery flights in Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport. Pioneering this partnership are two Air Transat A321LR aircraft destined for Montreal, Canada. In utilizing SAF for these flights, Air bp established …

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