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Behind the catch: Destructive fishing practices in the high seas

Teeming with diversity and life, the Earth’s oceans shelter more than 300,000 marine species. They also generate 70 percent of the planet’s oxygen and are the primary source of protein for close to a billion people. However, the oceans’ supposedly endless abundance of resources is now being depleted as humans trawl aquatic fauna faster than…

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PH-made online calculator tells you when you might get vaccinated

It has been over a year since the World Health Organization officially declared the global spread of COVID-19 a pandemic. And from the start, people have awaited the arrival of a vaccine. Then, in December 2020, the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to vaccinate its citizens with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Soon…

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IECON 2021: Industrial engineers in the post-pandemic world

The Industrial Management Engineering Society (IMES) held their two-day webinar entitled “IECON 2021: Building the Industries of Tomorrow” last May 7 and 8 via Facebook Live. The event sought to educate future industrial engineers on how to become industry leaders as the world transitions to a post-pandemic landscape. “Industrial” engineer, not “instant” engineer What does…

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The new generation: What to expect from 5G this 2021

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, 5G, or the fifth-generation wireless cellular technology, still managed to expand globally. China became the country with the highest 5G subscription penetration, reaching 11 percent of its mobile subscription base, as stated in the November 2020 Ericsson Mobility Report. Telecommunication service providers (TSPs) and consumer electronics companies around the world…

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#EcoSquadGoals awards grants to PH youth projects addressing plastic pollution

#EcoSquadGoals, a program on understanding solid waste management, hosted its culminating grant awarding ceremony last January 8 via Zoom. The project led by the Br. Alfred Shields FSC Ocean Research Center (SHORE) and funded by UNESCO, gave an opportunity for university students across Metro Manila to develop solutions to reduce waste production and promote more…