January 18, 2007 at 4:25 AM #47575
Gregorio Zara- Filipino inventor/scientist
Filipino scientist Gregorio Y. Zara (D.Sc. Physics) invented, made improvements to, or discovered the following:
invented the two-way television telephone or videophone (1955) patented as a “photo phone signal separator network”
discovered the physical law of electrical kinetic resistance called the Zara effect (around 1930)
invented an airplane engine that ran on plain alcohol as fuel (1952)
improved methods of producing solar energy including creating new designs for a solar water heater (SolarSorber), a sun stove, and a solar battery (1960s)
invented a propeller-cutting machine (1952)
designed a microscope with a collapsible stage
helped design the robot Marex X-10Gregorio Zara’s list of accomplishments also includes the following awards:
Presidential Diploma of Merit
Distinguished Service Medal (1959) for his pioneering works and achievements in solar energy research, aeronautics and television.
Presidential Gold Medal and Diploma of Honor for Science and Research (1966)
Cultural Heritage Award for Science Education and Aero Engineering (1966)Gregorio Zara born in Lipa City, Batangas, is one of the best known scientist from the Philippines. In 1926, Gregorio Zara graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1927, he received his Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan. In 1930, he graduated with a Doctorate of Physics from Sorbonne University. On September 30, 1954 Gregorio Zara’s alcohol-fueled airplane engine was successfully tested and flown at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
November 6, 2006 at 1:00 AM #45034
A 42-year-old inventor from the Philippines has come up with the idea of renting metal caskets for departed love ones. With many of the Filipinos living in poverty, why not?Antonio Andes thought of undertaking a coffin rental business after he was unable to provide a decent casket for his sister when she died, aggravating the pain of his loss.Andes explained his invention is made of two caskets — one inside another. The interior coffin is made of wood while the outer part — the one that can be rented — is metal. He pointed out that renting a metal casket is practical, way cheaper than its usual commercial ones.Andes also assured that microbes would not transfer from one place to another because the metal coffins are sealed.It was in 1997 when Andes’ sister died. And he said he felt not only the pain of losing his sister, but also of not providing her with a decent enough casket because their family could not afford it.He added that a casket usually represents a person’s social status.Sadly, however, it was when Andes’ father died last May 17 that he first got to use his invention.Andes said he received funding assistance of more than P500,000 for his invention from the Technology Application and Promotion Institute, an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology.He said the patent of his invention was released just two months ago.Andes said his target market is not only the lower or middle classes, but also well off families who want to cremate the bodies of their departed loved ones.Aside from his coffin rental business, Andes is also set to launch his invention of a customized casket.He said a coffin would be designed based on the person’s interest or passion when he or she was still alive. “Example, if (he or she) loves to go to a resort island, then we will print on the casket an image of the island,” he said. linkfiled [Inspirational Articles]
October 10, 2006 at 7:40 AM #43661
im not so sure kung uragon man so nakaimbento kan arnes na kawat
April 12, 2006 at 2:24 AM #30778
nya mano, pag nag hung pede man i reboot? saen man nakakaag su restart button, sa dungo? :)) :)) :))
April 12, 2006 at 12:40 AM #30777
Memory chips on human brains….complicado ini ‘mano…su makuwarta, can afford na ma-implant sainda ang pinaka-sofisticated na program…tapos su mga nagtitirios, baratong program na either out-dated, nagha-hang o kaya nagka-crash….ngonian marhay, taod-taod daing direksiyon ang isip. Su mga kurakot, magsusuru-suan magpa-implant kang program sa algorithm tanganing makaskason ang saindang processor sa pang-habas buda pagpalusot. So naka-enot primi nang naka-enot su nahudyan dai nang pag-asang makabukod pati mga aki ninda.
Thank God because although He already made everything for us to find – yet, he still leave us all Hismysteries and sorround us with his mystical creations and creatures -so that, with all these “important” distractions that come in many forms like challenges, or hindrances or priorities in some cases, we need to think and be more cautious in what we do. Failure to do so and we’ll end up suffering the consequences of our own action or inaction. Just ONE example- luho sa ozone layer resulta kang Hydrochloroflourocarbon, the main engredient na tig-gagamit sa airconditioning para sa satuyang convenience. Same engredient na tigsa-salak sa COMMERCIAL fertlizers tanganing dai magsabog pag nabalad sa aldaw – again, for our convenience kaysa mag-recycle kita kang mga udo buda naglalapang organic matters, which takes days of preparation for farming application
Unless technology is to be used ONLY to SAVE LIVES at a moment, I favor natural because it make us pure HUMAN BEINGs according to the image of our CREATOR. Our imperfections makes us perfectly suitableto live in this imperfect world but perfect Earth.
Siyempre kung igua nang memory chips sa human brain ano naang masunod?….computer sa lubot, para mapisada kung su kinaon ta, 100% na nailuwas ta o kaya sa mga private parts para ma-aramankung nagbi-binua si Mister o Misis?:D:D
Pis tabi ‘mano…cheers:D
December 6, 2005 at 10:16 AM #23835
no problem Tibs…
marhay pag-isipan ang sinasabi kang signature mo…. about the computers capable of thinking.. and I think it’s possible, not exactly the same way we humans think but thinking in a logical sense. I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but we cannot stop it.
According to some scientists — computers and humans will physically co-exist in one body in the future. In fact, may mga computer chips na ngayon that can enhance the performance of some of our body parts such as eyes, memory and the likes. In some experiments yung bulag nakakakita na becauseof the bionic eye embedded to his natural eye, ganon din yung sa arthritis, those with mental problems(marami sa Pilipinas nyan) and the likes. Right now it’s purely on medical purposes but some scientists believe that human intelligence will increase 1-billion times with the aid of computer chips embedded in our brain in about 20-years.
Ano kaya sa palagay mo ang mangyayari kung sakaling ma-increase by 1-billion times ang intelligence ng tao…. just for the sake of discussion….
December 6, 2005 at 8:48 AM #23833
ayos yan eric thanks sa pag-reply mo sa panambitan ko hehe. hayan dagdag na naman sa mga compilation ko sa site ko. The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim.
~Edsger W. Dijkstra
December 5, 2005 at 12:13 PM #23696
Philippine Inventions Karaoke Inventor Roberto del Rosario, a Filipino is claiming the right for the invention of the Sing-Along-System (SAS) that eventually led to the development of Karaoke, a Japanese term for “singing without accompaniment”. Among del Rosario’s other inventions were the Trebel Voice Color Code (VCC), the piano tuner’s guide, the piano keyboard stressing device, the voice color tape, and the one-man-band (OMB). The OMB was later developed as the Sing-Along-System (SAS).
Inventor of Incubator Fe del Mundo, the first Asian to have entered the prestigious Harvard University’s School of Medicine, is also credited for her studies that led to the invention of incubator and jaundice relieving device. Del Mundo, an International Pediatric Association (IPA) awardee, is an alumna of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Medicine. Since 1941, she has contributed more than 100 articles to medical journals in the U.S., Philippines and India. In 1966, she received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award, for her “outstanding service to mankind”. In 1977, she was bestowed the Ramon Magsaysay Award for outstanding public service.
Water-Powered Car For more than three decades now, Daniel Dingel has been claiming that his car can run with water as fuel. An article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer said that Dingle built his engine as early as 1969. Dingel built a car reactor that uses electricity from a 12-volt car battery to split the ordinary tap water into hydrogen and oxygen components. The hydrogen can then be used to power the car engine.
Dingel said that a number of foreign car companies have expressed interest in his invention. The officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have dismissed Dingel’s water-powered car as a hoax. In return, Dingel accused them of conspiring with oil producing countries. Dingel, however, was the not the only man on earth who is testing water as an alternative fuel. American inventors Rudolf Gunnerman and Stanley Meyer and the researchers of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been pursuing similar experiments.
Moon Buggy Inventor Filipinos consider Eduardo San Juan as the inventor of the Lunar Rover, or more popularly known as the Moon Buggy. The Moon Buggy was the car used by Neil Armstrong and other astronauts when they first explored the moon in 1969. Eduardo San Juan, a graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT), worked for Lockheed Corporation and conceptualized the design of the Moon Buggy that the Apollo astronauts used while in the moon. As a NASA engineer, San Juan reportedly used his Filipino ingenuity to build a vehicle that would run outside the Earth’s atmosphere. He constructed his model using homemade materials. In 1978, San Juan received one of the Ten Outstanding Men (TOM) awards in science and technology.
San Juan, however, was not listed as the inventor of the Moon Buggy in American scientific journals. It said the vehicle was designed and constructed by a group of space engineers. In Poland, the Moon Buggy is attributed to a Polish inventor. Worse, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) does not recognize Flores in its roster of outstanding Filipino scientists.
Space Engineer On June 25, 2002, the provincial government of Cavite awarded Edward Caro a plaque of recognition for his 42 years of service at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States where he helped launch the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission or the Explorer. Caro, 70 and a native of Cavite retired from NASA in 2001. In return, NASA during the same year conferred Caro the Distinguished Science medal, reportedly the highest honor it gives to its employees. (Source: Philippine Star)
Fluorescent Lamp Inventor Many Filipinos acknowledge Agapito Flores as the inventor of the fluorescent lamp, which is the most widely used source of lighting in the world today. The fluorescent lamp reportedly got its name from Flores. Written articles about Flores said he was born in Bantayan Island in Cebu. The fluorescent lamp, however, was not invented in a particular year. It was the product of 79 years of the development of the lighting method that began with the invention of the electric light bulb by Thomas Edison.
Among the other inventors who claimed credit for developing the fluorescent lamp were French physicist A. E. Becquerel (1867), Nikola Tesla, Albert Hall (1927), Mark Winsor and Edmund Germer. French inventor Andre Claude was recognized for developing the fluorescent tubular lighting systems. Yet, he was not officially recognized as the inventor of fluorescent lamp. It was reported that the General Electric and Westinghouse obtained Claude’s patent rights and developed the fluorescent lamp that we know today.
According to Filipino scientists, fluorescent lamp was not named after Flores. The term fluorescence first cropped up as early as 1852 when English mathematician-physicist George Gabriel Stokes discovered a luminous material called “fluorspar”, which he coined with “escence”. The National Academy of Science and Technology also dismissed Flores being the inventor of fluorescent lamp as a myth. “No scientific report, no valid statement, no rigorous documents can be used to credit Flores for the discovery of the fluorescent lamp. We have tried to correct this misconception, but the media (for one) and our textbooks (for another) keep using the Flores example,” a Filipino scientist wrote in her column at the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The fluorescent lamps were introduced into the U.S. market in 1938. Still, Filipinos recognize Agapito Flores as the inventor of the product that illuminated the world.
Videophone Inventor Gregorio Zara of Lipa City and a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invented the videophone and developed the Zara Effect or Electrical Kinetic Resistance.
He Discovered Erythromycin A Filipino scientist reportedly discovered erythromycin in 1949. He was Dr. Abelardo Aguilar who died in 1993 without being recognized and rewarded for his discovery. Reports said Aguilar discovered the antibiotic from the Aspergillus species of fungi in 1949 and sent samples to Indiana-based pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly Co. The drug firm allegedly registered the propriety name Iloson for the antibiotic in honor of Iloilo province where Aguilar discovered it. In 1952, Eli Lilly Co. began the commercial distribution of Iloson, which was sold as an alternative to penicillin. Erythromycin, the generic name of Iloson, was reportedly the first successful macrolide antibiotic introduced in the US.
Computer Guru Diosdado Banatao, a native of Iguig, Cagayan and an electrical engineering graduate from Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila is credited for eight major contributions to the Information Technology. Banatao is most known for introducing the first single-chip graphical user interface accelerator that made computers work a lot faster and for helping develop the Ethernet controller chip that made Internet possible. In 1989, he pioneered the local bus concept for personal computers and in the following year developed the First Windows accelerator chip. Intel is n
December 5, 2005 at 11:22 AM #23694
@many tibyo – narumduman ko na kung sisay nakainbento kaeto.. pero bako sya bicolano..
December 4, 2005 at 11:17 PM #23632
@marlo: inda ko sana tabi inoy
kon sisay man tabi an igwang aram na invention kan mga pinoy lalo na kon bikolano paki-post man tabi digdi kon anong details na pwede nindo i-share.
thanks :)The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim.
~Edsger W. Dijkstra
December 4, 2005 at 7:37 AM #23555
manoy tibyo, sisay so naka-inbento kan plantsa na naglilipot?? maoragon to marhay.. bilib ako..
December 4, 2005 at 1:19 AM #23548
nahiling ko digdi sa TFC [channel 2] an feature ninda kasusaro na si Mr. Andes sarong gifted inventor man na taga diyan sa Daraga igwa siya ning mga invention arog kan garo ref pero balaybayan palan hehe, su re-usable na kabaong igwa man nyaaaaa!, ano pa ngani su iba na invented niya? lingaw ko kon patented na dahil kung dai baka bako naman pilipinas an makinabang sa mga arog kaan na invention kan pinoy. be proud tabi kita ta bikolano man an buda hehe partidaryos mi pa an sa parte kan lola ko.The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim.
~Edsger W. Dijkstra
December 2, 2005 at 11:56 AM #23420
RP inventor wins gold for anti-cancer cream Dec 03, 2005 Updated 03:01am (Mla time) Christian V. Esguerra Inquirer
A CREAM locally proven to work against the most common type of skin cancer won a gold medal for a Filipino scientist at the prestigious International Inventor’s Forum in Nuremberg, Germany, early in November.
Scientist Rolando de la Cruz bested 54 other inventors worldwide when his “DeBCC” cream, developed from cashew nuts and other local herbs, was chosen over 1,500 entries as the “most significant invention” of the year.
Speaking at a press conference arranged by the Department of Science and Technology yesterday, the 68-year-old inventor said the cream was a simple answer to basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common type of skin cancer worldwide.
BCC affects around 800,000 Americans every year, according to the Skin Care Foundation website.
BCC also affects 500,000 Europeans and 190,000 Australians every year, De la Cruz’s RCC Amazing Touch company said in a statement.
Dr. Eric Talens, who did the first clinical trials of DeBCC, yesterday said this type of skin cancer was found in 60 percent of Filipinos. He said this estimate was based on statistics from the Philippine General Hospital and other hospitals in the country.
Talens said the disease was common among the elderly owing to their chronic exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
“It doesn’t happen instantaneously,” he told reporters. “It takes years of exposure to get skin cancer.”
He added that lighter-skinned people were more vulnerable to the disease. Darker-skinned individuals have more melanin to protect their skin from ultraviolet rays.
If untreated, skin cancer could disfigure the face, affecting the function of the eyes and nose.
For the trial, Talens, a surgeon with the PGH, treated 14 skin cancer patients using the cream. It was applied to “the very delicate area of the face initially thought of as hopeless by some doctors and rejected by most plastic surgeons,” according to a statement by De la Cruz’s company.
De la Cruz said the skin cancer patients were cured in 16 weeks with no recurrence even after two years.
“By mere application of the cream, with no radical and unacceptable surgeries or procedures, the patients’ skin cancers were cured,” the statement said.
“There were no side effects,” he added.
The results were submitted to the Germany-based award-giving body, earning the top price for the Philippine-made cream.
De la Cruz said multinational companies from the US, Germany and other European countries had offered to produce DeBCC.
Having completed the required clinical trial, Talens said he and De la Cruz were in the process of securing a certificate from the Bureau of Food and Drugs.
De la Cruz said treatment using DeBCC could range from a minimum of P30,000 to a maximum of P250,000 depending on the size and gravity of the skin cancer.
He said one treatment could last for nine months by applying the cream to the affected portion of the face twice monthly.
The cream is available only at De la Cruz’s Amazing Touch clinics in shopping malls.
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