Virtual reality app blends social network into experience

It could be a marriage made in heaven. British software company Starship is bringing social networking into the realm of virtual reality — through a user’s smart phone. The app is called “vTime” and this video shows what an interactive conference call between friends looks like. Up to four users can ‘meet’ in vTime’s 3D virtual world, by connecting headsets to their phones. The headsets also create the illusion of human interaction by using lip-syncing […]

Hi-tech collar that determines your pet’s emotion

A wagging tail is usually a sign that your dog’s happy enough, whereas cats can be more inscrutable. Now this new hi-tech collar from Japan claims to take a scientific approach to your pets’ emotions. Equipped with two sensors which detect the speed, motion and bodily rotation of pets, the device sends measurements to a phone app. The data’s then translated into four possible results: excited or happy, relaxed, wanting to play and annoyed. DEVELOPER, […]

US Gov’t: Pregnant women should postpone travel to countries with Zika virus

US authorities said that pregnant women or those trying to become pregnant should consider postponing travel to Latin America and Caribbean countries and territories that reported an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The virus was found in fetal and newborn tissues of babies with microcephaly in Brazil. Microcephaly is a neurological disorder that can cause babies to be born with abnormally small heads, which leads to severe developmental issues and sometimes death. There is […]

Cocoa farming in booms after climate change wreaks havoc on coffee crops

Soaring temperatures in Central America due to climate change are forcing farmers to pull up coffee trees and replace them with cocoa plants, spurring a revival in the cultivation of a crop once so essential to the region’s economy it was used as currency. Farmers across the region, known for its high-quality arabica beans, are still recovering from a devastating coffee leaf rust disease known as roya that wiped out crops over the past three […]

Sugar shortage due to El Niño

The Sugar Regulatory Administration plans to import additional sugar as production of said agricultural product suffers a down slide due to the effects of El Niño. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Jericho Morales, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

BOC warns public against fake medicine

After intercepting several shipments of fake medicine from China in the Manila International Cargo Port, the Bureau of Customs asked the public to be careful in buying medicine. The BOC was able to intercept 5 million fake Biogesic tablets and 1 million fake Solmux capsules. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Jericho Morales, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Living with asthma

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 15) – Asthma cannot be cured fully but it is possible to control the symptoms with treatment. If you have asthma, it is important to know its causes or triggers.   And also, it is important to know how to manage it. Avoidance of precipitating factors can be helpful. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. A common lung disorder in which inflammation causes the bronchi to […]

Shellfish ban in Pilar town still up

Two more consecutive week laboratory tests having negative results to paralytic shellfish poison are needed to lift the shellfish ban in the coastal water in Pilar. Capiz Office of the Provincial Agriculturist head Sylvia dela Cruz said that in order that the shellfish ban will be lifted, there must be three negative red tide results in the shellfish meat samples, wherin laboratory tests will be conducted weekly. Dela Cruz explained that so far the first […]

Kauna-unahang microsatellite ng Pilipinas, inilabas na

Inilabas na ang kauna-unahang microsatellite ng Pilipinas na nabuo sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga Japanese at Filipino researchers. Ang nasabing microsatellite ay tinawag na Diwata-1. Gagamitin umano ang bagong micro-satellite para sa earth exploration, disaster at weather monitoring.

NASA set to award space station cargo contracts

A three-way competition to fly cargo to the International Space Station for NASA has ended, and the U.S. space agency announce the winners on Thursday (January 14). “With that today we are announcing the next chapter in the path of public private partnership with American companies. To ensure that NASA maintains the capability to resupply the space station from the United States through 2024,” Ellen Ochoa, NASA Space Center Director said. “First Orbital ATK of […]