Categories
Vanguard

LSCS holds ninth DLSU Technology Summit online

The La Salle Computer Society successfully carried out DLSU Technology Summit 2021, the ninth iteration of its flagship event, last June 26 and July 3. With the theme “Uncovering Potential within Reach”, various experts in the field of interactive entertainment, digital art, blockchain, and start-up technology businesses lent their expertise by engaging in a series…

Categories
Vanguard

Unraveling millennia of human migration to the Philippines

With its abundance of shorelines, the Philippine archipelago has long been theorized to have been traversed by early humans through land bridges or early seacraft such as the balanghai. This theory, known as Wave Migration, was first proposed by American anthropologist H. Otley Beyer but was later discredited due to a lack of archaeological evidence.…

Categories
Vanguard

The hows of hand hygiene

Every May fifth, the World Health Organization (WHO) conducts the Clean Your Hands campaign, calling for the observance of correct hand hygiene practices and better accessibility to relevant facilities and resources. In 2020 and 2021, the campaign was conducted in the context of a global health crisis, with a reiteration of approved techniques in hand…

Categories
Vanguard

La Salle Computer Society organizes online DLSU Technology Summit

Last November 7, 28, and December 5, the La Salle Computer Society (LSCS) held the eighth iteration of Technology Summit, its flagship event. With the COVID-19 pandemic preventing face-to-face gatherings, Technology Summit 2020, with the theme Mapping Future Possibilities, was held via Zoom. The three-day forum discussed various technologies that are rarely known but have…

Categories
Vanguard

Breathing clean: The electrifying science behind N95 respirators

Prior to the eruption of Taal Volcano or the standstill brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, most Filipinos had probably never heard of N95 respirators. Even now, six months and counting under one form of community quarantine or another, there persists the idea that N95 respirators act like a net or a colander—that they easily…

Categories
Vanguard

Anybody out there?: SETI’s search for extraterrestrial life

“Are we alone in the Universe?” This is a question that has, for centuries, stumped mankind. Through the efforts of scientists and engineers, the search for extraterrestrial life has seen multiple developments, mainly through the advent of cutting-edge devices. These developments have also introduced new methods of detecting technologically-advanced activity, known as technosignatures, which are…