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Chemicals from a common novelty glow stick may be used to diagnose difficult diseases, including cancer, research from scientists in Israel has revealed. Researchers from Tel Aviv University have developed a water-resistant chemiluminescent probe based on the same common chemicals used to make novelty glow sticks that can detect and…

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IN one of our editorial discussions here at The Manila Times recently, the observation was made that the ongoing battle between the Islamic State-linked Maute group and the Philippine military in and around Marawi City does not have much impact on the national economy. A host of respected analysts here…

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THE all-new Audi Q8 sport concept was a highlight at Google I/O, showing off next-gen connectivity technology at the annual gathering of developers recently held in Mountain View, California. The Q8 was demonstrating the latest system from Rightware, a developer of automotive user interface software, called Kanzi Connect, which integrates…

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IN 1917, Japan was one of the world’s young rising powers. Having emerged from a long self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world barely 50 years earlier, the nation had shocked the great powers with its stunning defeat of Imperial Russia in the brief war of 1905, and was…

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LISTED developer Megaworld will build a new central business district (CBD) in the center of San Fernando, Pampanga, the company announced in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thursday. Capital Town, which will be located near the Pampanga Provincial Capitol, will be home to residential and BPO office…

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The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has issued security guidelines for all ships calling at Mindanao ports in light of the imposition of martial law there and the ongoing crisis in Marawi City. President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law on all of Mindanao on May 23, after the Maute group, which…

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A project by the Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) in Zamboanga Sibugay has provided a boost to the Philippine rubber industry, helping one of the province’s two processing plants produce export-quality rubber. The Philippine Pioneer Rubber Products Corporation (PPRPC) in Zamboanga Sibugay now makes…

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Troubled lake continues to decline despite current efforts, studies show THE Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) has called for a reassessment of policy and further research to improve the condition of Laguna Lake, saying that its studies have shown the health of the nation’s…

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The gambling industry that Philippine economic planners have somewhat dubiously decided is worth cultivating has many different forms, and potentially one of the most promising is the online gaming segment. Figuring out what to do with it, however, is proving to be a challenge for government regulators and investment facilitators.…

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HONG KONG-based architectural firm hpa unveiled a major reclamation and development project for Manila, promising “a self-sustainable, revolutionary and eco-nouveau city in the capital of the Philippines.” Presenting the project to President Rodrigo Duterte and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on May 23, hpa said the “New Manila Bay-City of Pearl”…

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