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China constructs world’s longest and highest glass bridge

China has begun construction on what it claims will be the longest and tallest glass-bottom bridge in the world. The bridge will be suspended across Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Hunan’s scenic Zhangjiajie National Park, which has claims to have inspired visuals for James Cameron’s 2009 film “Avatar”. An investor founded Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Co. Ltd to to carry out the project and is putting a total of around 250 million yuan ($39 million) into the […]

Peacock ring in India gains world record

The peacock ring in India was able to set world record as “Most Diamond Set In One Ring”. Said ring has 4, 000 diamonds and is worth 2 million euros. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

German companies keen to support PH 90% electrification goal with renewable energy

MANILA – To support the 90% household electrification goal of the Philippines with renewable energy (RE), the German-government-owned international cooperation company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI), Inc. are organizing the fifth business trip of German RE companies to the Philippines from October 26 to 30, 2015. Eight German solar PV and micro-grid companies and three RE experts will form the delegation. The German companies will include 8p2 Ingenieurspartnerschaft, an engineering […]

Ten things I learned from my grandparents

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 16) – Grandparents are the ones we usually see as elders. And aside from our parents and siblings, we see our grandparents as some of the most important people in our lives. According to one blogger at care.com, the relationship between a grandchild and grandparent is a very special one. While grandparents act as an authority figure and provide unconditional love, they also get to spoil their grandkids in a way parents simply […]

Tesla unveils autopilot system

Newer Tesla Motors Model S sedans will be able to steer and park themselves under certain conditions starting Thursday (October 15), the carmaker said, although Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk cautioned that drivers should keep holding the steering wheel. “We’re quite confident that within 3 years the car will be able to take you from point to point – from your driveway to work – without you touching anything. You could be asleep the whole […]

Memes for fame

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 15 ) – Well, you see them in the internet and they’re becoming famous because of their pictures. A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. […]

Rice off the menu: Asia’s hunger for bread and pastries boosts wheat demand

South Korea is losing some of its appetite for rice in favour of wheat as bread and pastries become a trendy new staple. From working mothers, who find toast more convenient to prepare for breakfast, to city dwellers flocking to trendy eateries for baguettes, South Koreans are at the forefront of an Asia-wide trend that has seen wheat demand climb at nearly twice the rate of rice consumption since 2008. “I am very busy in […]

ADHD – Beyond “malikot”

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 14) – Ever encountered a child who is very hyper and seems to be not able to control what he’s doing? He jumps; runs and shouts, and there you are, scratching your head, not knowing what triggered the child to do that? Some, without being aware of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, may simply say that the reason of the child being hyper is, of course, a child is full of curiosity and […]

Brain trauma widespread among high school football players, researchers say

Football is a dangerous sport. Even with the best protective gear, sprained knees, pulled muscles and an occasional broken bone are part of the game. But seven years of research into the impact of head trauma in high school players points to new dangers that parents will find extremely alarming. “We are seeing changes in brain activity even without a diagnosed concussion, even without any sign or symptoms showing up and that that occurs in […]

U.S. dentist not charged in lion’s death

Zimbabwe’s cabinet minister said they will not charge an American dentist for killing its most prized lion — Cecil — in July. They said Walter Palmer — the U.S. Dentist, had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt. Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri told reporters that after approaching authorities it turned out that the Minnesota-based dentist, Walter Palmer, “came to Zimbabwe because all the papers were in order”. Palmer, a lifelong big game hunter, has admitted […]

Singapore’s driverless dream

Singapore formally launched the testing of driverless vehicles on public roads on Monday (October 12), pushing ahead the study of technology aimed at reducing its dependence on manpower, and joining some U.S. states and countries like Germany. The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) along with the National University of Singapore and the Agency for Science Technology and Research showed off their two self-driving vehicles in the one-north neighbourhood of Singapore, which is home […]