Monday, January 22, 2018


‘Manatiling matatag, mapagkumbaba’ – Rektor

PUNO NG papuri at pangakong pagbabago para sa mas pinag-ibayong kalidad ng edukasyon ang naging pahayag ni P. Ernesto Arceo, O.P. sa kanyang unang ulat bilang rektor ng UST noong Agosto 7 sa Medicine Auditorium.

Ibinalita ni Arceo sa kanyang 2006-2007 State of the University Lecture ang naging magandang kinalabasan ng Unibersidad sa iba’t ibang mga licensure examinations at ang pagtaas ng bilang ng mga propesor na mayroong doctorate at masteral degrees sa taong ito.

UST Nursing namayagpag

NAGTALA ng 98 porsyentong passing rate ang UST sa Nursing licensure exams noong Hunyo, upang tuluyang ibaon sa limot ang mababang 83 porsyentong nakamit nito noong isang taon sa kontrobersiyal na pagsusulit.
Samantala, nakuha ng mga Tomasino ang pang-apat, -lima, -anim, -pito, -walo, at -siyam na pwesto sa Top 10.
Napakadramatiko ng resultang pinakita ng UST sa eksamen, kung saan halos 600 na Tomasino ang kumuha, kasama ang mga naunang kumuha noong isang taon na nagdesisyong dumaan muli sa pagsusulit upang alisin ng bahid ng maanomamalyang eksamen noong 2006.

Where do stem cells come from and how can they cure serious diseases?

STEM cells, discovered by Canadian scientists Ernest McCulloch and James Till in the 1960s, are undifferentiated primordial cells from which all human cells originate. They have the ability to renew themselves and differentiate into a diverse range of specialized cells.

Spying made easy

WORKING parents will soon be worry-free of their households while they’re away and busy in the office. Thanks to Mobile Eye, ensuring a house’s security is just a video call away.

As one of the newest products of the 3G batch or third-generation devices, Smart Communications’ (Smart) Mobile Eye empowers its users to survey and secure their homes and offices, even while they are away. Like other 3G devices such as laptops and cellular phones, the Mobile Eye makes use of its perks by making supervising possible by a video call.

Cellphones may cause hearing disorders

SCIENTISTS from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have discovered that those who talk excessively on their cellular phones are at risk of developing acoustic neuroma, a hearing disorder caused by tumor growth, according to Anders Ahlbom, director of the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institute, BBC News.

The study observed 750 randomly selected subjects and discovered that after 10 years, 150 subjects that talked on their cellular phones frequently and excessively developed acoustic neuroma in the ears.

Forces of flight

IMAGINE a car flying above flooded streets. Sounds futuristic? Not in a few years, thanks to the advancing technology of electrohydrodynamics (EHD) and ionocrafts.

Discovered by Dr. Paul Alfred Biefeld Thomas and Townsend Brown in the 1920s, EHD, also known as the Biefeld-Brown effect, is the observed behavior of ionized air particles.

The Gore-y details

FOR AL GORE, people are like frogs jumping into a pot of boiling water, a metaphor the former American vice-president deliberately affirmed in his award-winning documentary.

“If a frog jumps into a pot of boiling water, it jumps out again because it senses the danger. But if the same frog jumps into a pot of lukewarm water that is slowly being boiled, it will just sit there until the temperature continues to rise and until it is rescued,” Gore said in his documentary about global warming.

James Christopher Domingo and his ‘Taglish’ accounting books

IT WAS October 2004 when some Pre-com Society officers wanted to borrow James Christopher Domingo’s Basic Accounting notes. Ashamed of his penmanship, he decided to modify them, and with eight gel pens and a ream of bond paper, he rewrote all 188 pages.

It was a good thing he did the revision because eventually the rest of the Commerce population, through photocopying and word of mouth, would enjoy the edge of having his notes.

Search for the Pinoy Potter

JULY 21, 2007 will go down in history as the day when thousands of avid readers flocked various bookstores as early as seven in the morning to grab their copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final installment of the much-loved series written by J.K. Rowling. According to reliable sources, the last book of the Harry Potter series has sold more than 33,000 copies in the Philippines on its first week of release, and that is just from one leading bookstore. Overall, the Harry Potter series has collectively sold more than 325 million copies worldwide, making author J.K.

Dying to be slim

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” – John Milton

IN A SOCIETY where the pressure to be thin is so overwhelming, it’s no surprise that thousands of people worldwide resort to unsafe diet pills or worse, develop eating disorders just so they can shed off the extra pounds.