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Peering into the cosmos with JWST

Once JWST is in orbit around L2, it will undergo six months of calibration and system checks before it starts regular operations.

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MFET award showcases nominees’ abilities in science and technology

Held last December 3 via Zoom and Facebook Live, the National Science and Technology (NAST) Virtual Paper Presentation and Awarding Ceremony of the 2021 Magsaysay Future Engineers and Technologists (MFET) Award accentuated the achievements of seven nominees from various universities. Among these universities were De La Salle University (DLSU), Mapua University (MU), University of the…

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IE Week 2021: Focusing on flexibility and adaptability through the online setup

The Industrial Management Engineering Society (IMES) proudly presents IE Week 2021, a week-long culminating event celebrating the students and staff involved in the field. From July 26 to 30, the IMES hopes to unite the industrial engineering community and highlight the different facets of being an industrial engineer.  Project heads Mika Arriola and Rein Gonzales…

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Innovating AI with ECG’s Start Up Tech Summit 2021

On May 7, the Engineering College Government (ECG) launched a webinar-workshop series and pitching competition called Start Up: Rediscovering Innovations Tech Summit.  Opened by College President Madeline Tee, the summit culminated on May 21 as four finalist teams with representatives from De La Salle University, Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU), and the University of the…

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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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Highlighting the DLSU professors listed among the top two percent most-cited researchers of 2019

For the longest time, mankind has pondered upon the circumstances of our world. The answering of these questions through the use of systematic methodological processes—scientific research—has led to the rapid advancement of science, technology, and human living conditions. Last November, Engineering professors Dr. Aaron Don Africa, Dr. Kathleen Aviso, and Dr. Raymond Tan and Psychology…

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Pen and scalpel: Doctor-writers contemplate humanities, hope, and healing

The Medical Humanities is an emerging field that focuses on the interdisciplinary—navigating the lines that intersect healing as a science and an art, and the healers who combat disease and decipher the meaning of life and death. “The body is a living story…[A] witness of our mortality, the physician can read with scientific precision and…

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Protecting the protectors: Wildlife sanctuaries face shortage of resources, closure amid pandemic

A haven of biodiversity, the Philippines is home to 645 endangered and threatened species—like the Philippine eagle or the Mindoro dwarf buffalo, whose population numbers are dwindling rapidly—due to various factors such as habitat loss and human exploitation. Wildlife sanctuaries are vital in carrying out animal conservation and preservation efforts. These serve as a refuge…

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A sullied field of stars: Trepidation as Starlink ventures into a new frontier

Soon, the night sky could be blanketed by an immense array of satellites streaking through the dark. These satellites would comprise Starlink, a satellite mega-constellation envisioned to provide global high-speed internet access. There are 480 Starlink satellites currently in orbit around the Earth—60 of which are from the latest launch in early June. SpaceX, the…