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POTATO BATTERY

POTATO BATTERY

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good news meets you rural folks as well as field workers, as research & development discovered the positive usable energy stored in potato that can be used for micro-instruments.

 

The cooking pot surely promises lots for those living in hinterlands, as boiled potato was shown to exhibit positive energy capacities. That is, just to stress, when potato is…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 17, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments

CRITICAL STATE OF PLANET

CRITICAL STATE OF PLANET

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Social scientists over the last decade came up with researches that show an alarming increase of patters pointing to a critical state of the planet. Man’s intrusive intervention in many spheres of life has scaled up, sufficient to cause a tipping point towards even greater uncertainties.

 

The interconnectedness of politics, economics, culture, and institutions of private sphere…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 12, 2012 at 2:21am — No Comments

VISIONING AFRICAN FUTURE FARMS

VISIONING AFRICAN FUTURE FARMS

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Africa’s agriculture research & development has come a long way since the ‘take-off’ decades of the post-colonial era. Slow and slowed further by internecine conflicts as well (political-military), conflicts that were bred by the polarity games of the Western oligarchy aimed at controlling Africans in the long term, science R&D as a whole sputtered across the…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 9, 2012 at 3:07am — No Comments

SOLIDARITY TO ALL WORKINGMEN & WOMEN!

SOLIDARITY TO ALL WORKINGMEN & WOMEN!

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

01 May 21st Century

 

This social analyst, development worker and self-development guru from Manila hereby extends a most heartfelt solidarity and synergy with the working men & women of our beloved planet Earth!

 

If there is a core life element that must be celebrated today, the 1st of May, it is the power of labor to…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 1, 2012 at 1:49am — No Comments

“GO GREEN NOT NUKES” FOLLOW PH MODEL!

“GO GREEN NOT NUKES” FOLLOW PH MODEL!

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

That line comes from a retired PH journalist, Crispin Maslog, who urged Asian countries to go green rather than to force nuke energy for power generation. From the very own words of the noblesse environmentalist, Asian countries—the top models of emerging markets—should follow the ‘Philippine way’ of power generation via the RE or renewable energy sources plus minimal fossil fuel…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 24, 2012 at 2:09am — No Comments

GETTING PHARMACEUTICALS TO WORLD’S POOR VIA NEW FUNDING MODELS

GETTING PHARMACEUTICALS TO WORLD’S POOR VIA NEW FUNDING MODELS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Getting pharmaceuticals to the world’s poor is verily a tough task to do. Certain emerging markets such as those of Asia’s have mature and well developed pharmaceutical industries, yet too many poor folks can’t afford to pay for their own medical drug needs.

 

One opinion says new funding models may need be crafted to get such drugs to the world’s…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 21, 2012 at 12:35am — No Comments

LOWERING HIV RISK FOR SEX WORKERS, ANYONE?

LOWERING HIV RISK FOR SEX WORKERS, ANYONE?

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Is there any enthused soul out there who may have some bright ideas about strategies to lower HIV risk for sex workers?

 

A grim ripper of a research shows the very high levels of HIV risks on sex workers. This research was done across the continents, involving  100,000 female sex workers across 50 developing countries, cross-analyzing 102 previous studies for that matter. The…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 17, 2012 at 12:17am — No Comments

X-RAY BENEFITS ON PLANT MICRO-NUTRIENT ANALYSIS

X-RAY BENEFITS ON PLANT MICRO-NUTRIENT ANALYSIS

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good afternoon from Manila!

 

Here’s a good news concerning XRay benefits on plant micro-nutrient analysis coming from Africa. Researchers in Rwanda are very particular about the potential benefits of XRay applications, so this development adds more points towards brightening the image of Rwanda as its old ethnic violence and purges must be expunged with…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 14, 2012 at 1:55am — No Comments

BIRDS’ FLU RETHOUGHT WITH SCIENTIFIC OPENNESS

BIRDS’ FLU RETHOUGHT WITH SCIENTIFIC OPENNESS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Birds flu struck the world as a pandemic just a few years back, creating fright night panic in some key cities over incoming overseas visitors that are afflicted with the ailment. Indonesia is among those countries hit hard in terms of transmission of the birds flu, and so the Indonesian case could be examined to rethink the health problem at hand.

 

What makes the…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 12, 2012 at 1:43am — No Comments

CLEANING UGANDA’S IMAGE WITH CLEAN DEVELOPMENT HUB ROLE

CLEANING UGANDA’S IMAGE WITH CLEAN DEVELOPMENT HUB ROLE

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Great good news is coming out of the African continent by the day, one them being the new role assigned to Uganda as clean development mechanism or CDM hub.  I surely welcome this new development for Uganda, and wish no less for its immense success.

 

The target is to roll out the pioneering sectors over the next three (3) years that will exhibit the…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 10, 2012 at 2:11am — No Comments

SOUND SCIENCE SUSTAINS OCEANS

SOUND SCIENCE SUSTAINS OCEANS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Ocean management is among the emerging multi-disciplinal fields today. Judging by the rise of eco-disaster events such as oil spillage in the oceans of late, there is no reason to further delay the growth of ocean management.

 

Sound science is the key to workable ocean management, and I do go along with this contention. Better monitoring can buttress emergency responses by millions…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 9, 2012 at 4:04am — No Comments

MARINE BIOPROSPECTING FOR ASIA-PACIFIC

MARINE BIOPROSPECTING FOR ASIA-PACIFIC

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Seaweeds, sponges, and sea urchins are species that abound in the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia. Add corals and more, and you’d have a long list of marine species that can serve medical and related purposes.

 

Biotech has reached maturity in Asia, and its applications had revolutionized crop production and forestry production. Biotech likewise has applications for marine…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 29, 2012 at 2:31am — No Comments

RE-ENGINEERING NIPPLE DEVICE TO AVOID INFANT HIV

RE-ENGINEERING NIPPLE DEVICE TO AVOID INFANT HIV

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Breastfeeding by a healthy mother can yield enormous health and adaptability benefits for the fragile infant. However, an AIDS infected mother is a different story altogether, in that breastfeeding brings HIV harm directly to the infant.

 

Researchers are therefore challenged to innovate on a nipple device that can cut the infant infection by the mother’s HIV/AIDS…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 27, 2012 at 10:33pm — No Comments

ASIA’S 2ND GREEN REVOLUTION, WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?

ASIA’S 2ND GREEN REVOLUTION, WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Crispin Maslog from the Philippines has been advocating for a 2nd Green Revolution for Asia. I wonder what fellow development stakeholders think about this afterthought.

 

The Green Revolution was waged beginning in the 1960s, with no less than Philippine technocrats and industry players praising the UN-led initiative to high praises. The…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 26, 2012 at 3:57am — No Comments

INDIA GEARS UP AS SCIENCE SUPERPOWER

INDIA GEARS UP AS SCIENCE SUPERPOWER

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

India is gearing up to become a science superpower. Millions of youth are being urged to take up science careers, and there’s sufficient reason to forecast the success of this expectation.

 

Federal institutions have already allotted no less than US $8B for science R&D to bring science to the next level. Do note that at this juncture, certain industrial sectors have…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 23, 2012 at 3:07am — No Comments

KENAF BUILDS BUILDINGS!

KENAF BUILDS BUILDINGS!

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Can plants coming from the cotton species suffice to build buildings?

 

Here’s one for the great news: kenaf, which belongs to the cotton plant, had successfully been demonstrated to serve as construction material. Mixed with sand and clay, the fibrous plant works wonders for places where it is in abundance.

The appropriate technology has become a wave in Burkina Faso, as…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 20, 2012 at 2:25am — No Comments

TRAVAILS OF AFRICAN SCIENCE RESEARCHERS

TRAVAILS OF AFRICAN SCIENCE RESEARCHERS

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Bad news for the development stakeholders!

 

African science researchers are having a hard time sustaining their professional careers. These are not just ordinary run of the mill researchers or those pretenders out there, but PhD degree holders.

 

The situation calls for greater linkage between universities and end-users in the noblesse continent. In the Asian…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 18, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

WORLD BANK’S DEMOCRATIZATION: WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?

WORLD BANK’S DEMOCRATIZATION: WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?



Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Democratization has been among the core issues that have been brewing in the World Bank and its sister agency the International Monetary Fund or IMF. These banks were for a long time dominated by the G7 wealthiest countries, whose chief exec posts also came from the G7 bank circles: American for the World Bank, French for IMF.



Behaving for so many decades as footstools of financial cartels,… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 14, 2012 at 3:15am — No Comments

SWEDISH HUMANITARIANISM EXPANDS NGO AID

SWEDISH HUMANITARIANISM EXPANDS NGO AID

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Good news for global citizens: Sweden is expanding its funding of NGO operations across the globe. This is in far contrast to the USA which has constricted funding for aid, funding that includes NGO partners across the…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 12, 2012 at 2:58am — No Comments

US BUDGET CUTS FOREIGN AID: ISOLATIONISM RETURNS!

US BUDGET CUTS FOREIGN AID: ISOLATIONISM RETURNS!

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

The US Congress has cut down budgetary allocations for foreign aid, an act that had caused chagrin on many developmentalist circles across the globe. The bad thing about the allergic congressional aid constriction is that even health research & aid funding for poor countries is also shrinking.

 

News has come out openly about the voting patterns…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 8, 2012 at 3:33am — No Comments

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