It's National Science and Technology Week!
Yes, may ganun!
We were all so hooked on the SONA that we didn't notice this nerdy week's centerpiece event: the National Science and Technology Week Exhibit. Held last July 24 to 28 at the SMX Arena, the exhibit, one of the country's largest science fair, featured a bunch of our genius kababayans and their super cool inventions.
How super cool? Well, there's the first low-cost jet, adobo-flavored salted eggs, among others! Check out all these henyo creations below!
THE FIRST LIGHT AND LOW-COST JET PLANE
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Presenting: the first 100-percent Pinoy light sport airplane that has detachable wings and can work with ordinary vehicle fuel!
The two-seater RP-S 512 was made by Famous Secret Machining, Inc., a local company in Cavite.
"We produced two airplanes that have already been flying in Florida. And the other one is this one, RP-S 512, which is now already sold to a customer in Batangas," said Dennis Chan, president of Famous Inc., in an interview with 24 Oras.
Seems like Aurelio, the first Pinoy supercar, now has a super company! Keep it up, guys!
THE WI-FI MEDICAL SCREENING TABLET
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This ain't your ordinary tablet; it's an ultrasound, ECG (electrocardiogram), tocometer (measures uterine contractions), blood pressure recorder, heart rate monitor, and messenger all rolled into one sleek gadget!
Developed by the University of the Philippines Manila National Telehealth Center, the Wi-Fi-enabled, Android-powered medical device records and sends a person's vital signs from anywhere in the country to the major hospitals (e.g. the Philippine General Hospital) for immediate diagnosis. It's also used for prenatal screening and remote checkups.
To date, hundreds of RxBox units have been tested and distributed in remote provinces including Batanes, Mindoro, and Tacloban. No need to travel to see the doctor!
THE FLAVORED SALTED EGGS
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Itlog na maalat, a Pinoy breakfast staple, now comes in four flavors (and counting): adobo, garlic, cheese, and honey!
To make flavored salted eggs, inventor Prof. Veronica L. Pasion of the Occidental Mindoro State College soaked duck eggs in brine solutions made of herbs, spices, and other natural ingredients for 15 days. Henyong agahan, anyone?
THE NO-HAMMER/ACETYLENE CAR REPAIR TOOL
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No more hammering and using acetylene just to remove the rubber bushing in your car—a high school girl has solved that!
Aira Antonio of Bansud National High School in Oriental Mindoro invented the award-winning RubBush Pusher, a tool that makes removing your car's rubber bushing as easy as unlocking a doorknob.
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How could a wooden floor, wall, or piece of furniture be earth-friendly? Answer: If it was made without cutting trees.
Instead of wood, Pete and Cathy Delantar of the green furniture company Nature's Legacy, the inventors of these Mother Earth-friendly home furnishings, use naturecast (a wood-like material made of twigs and other debris that fall from trees). The materials are ground, hardened, and shaped into durable pieces of art.