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Flying car, anyone?

The long-dreamed of flying cars are around the corner, which are considered “the most significant aviation development since…
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Filipino app wins Nasa Space Apps Covid-19 Challenge

An integrated public policy information portal measuring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic developed by Filipinos won the Nasa Space Apps Covid-19 Challenge in the best use of data, the solution that best makes space data accessible, or leverages it to a unique application.
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National Academy of Science and Technology announces new members

The new NAST PHL members include Arnel N. del Barrio, PhD (Ruminant Nutrition); Charlotte M. Chiong, MD (Otolaryngology) and PhD (Medical Sciences); Christopher P. Monterola, PhD (Physics); Maribel G. Nonato, PhD (Chemistry); and Windell L. Rivera, PhD (Medical Sciences). The new corresponding members are Francis L. de los Reyes III, PhD (Environmental Engineering); Gonzalo C. Serafica, PhD (Chemical Engineering); Ramon B. Gustilo, MD (Orthopaedics); and Annabelle P. Villalobos, PhD (Chemistry).
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PHL, Japan experts partner in mapping of mangroves

It is estimated that a hectare of mangroves can provide more than $3,200 worth of direct flood-reduction benefits per year, according to the World Bank. Apart from this, mangroves help in the absorption of carbon dioxide or blue or organic carbon.
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Nasa and partners launch virtual hackathon for Covid-19 solutions

The National Aeronautics Space Administration, the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists and technologists to participate in the Space Apps Challenge, a virtual hackathon on May 30 and 31 to put open data to work in developing solutions to issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic.