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Vol. XXVI, 3rd Quarter
July –September 2008

From the Editor

Downtown or hinterland


What's New?

Government launches vehicle research and testing laboratory
FNRI develops healtheir alternatives to wheat flour
RP hosts 2nd International Earth Science Olympiad


What's Cool?

Ilocos consortium gets top R&D prize
RP students clinch bronze in Int'l Math, physics olympiad


DOST News

International partnerships help lift RP's S&T capability, human capital
Balik Scientists jazz up country's research system
PTRI silkworm genetic resources bolster silk industry in Luzon
SETUP assisted product chosen to join Euro export coaching program
DOST and PEZA open TBI
DOST Region 2 hosts North Luzon Technology Fair
Eco-towns to rise in NCR, Region IV, and Camarines Sur
TAPI announces National Invention Contest


What's Inside?

Meet Billy Malang: Prodiguous Innoventor
Unwraping DOST-ITDI's Packaging Research and Development Center
Charcoal is cool
Superkalan, super fuel saver
8th ASEAN S&T Week
Philippine natural fiber and dye ready to dress up high fashion
Filipino physicist, Singaporean virologist with ASEAN Scientist and Technologist
Kabayan brings spotlight to S&T achievers
Progress through S&T in 20 years
Speech of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
DOST honors outstanding technology adoptors
DOST fetes outstanding scholars
Outstanding educators awarded
Science communicators make the headline