Category: Research

Characteristics and genesis of two soils in Samar

Dr. Victor Asio Department of Agronomy and Soil Science Leyte State University, Baybay, Leyte 6521-A, Philippines   The soil cover of the earth or pedosphere is a critical component of landscapes and terrestrial ecosystems....

A simple method to modify surfaces of cerium oxide film

K. Develos-Bagarinao Energy Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 Japan   Cerium oxide (CeO2) has been receiving great attention due to its numerous industrial...

Production of Genetically Superior Water Buffalos

by Danilda Hufana-Duran Water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is an important livestock among farmers in the South-East Asian nations providing milk, meat and draft power. There are two types of water buffaloes; the river (2n=50)...

Control of Carbon Isotope Discrimination in Rice

by Ma. Rebecca Laza The positive correlation of carbon isotope discrimination (CID) with grain yield and biomass makes it a desired characteristic for high yield and biomass production in a number of crops including...

Assessment of Pollution Prevention Technologies

by Anthony Basco Halog Objectives/Hypothesis The understanding of environmental sustainability has been greatly enhanced by examining the Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment (LCA) of various products. The studies provided important answers to what materials...

Transport in Disordered Systems

by Cristine Villagonzalo Customarily, the study of solids has largely been confined to crystalline materials. However, the majority of commonly encountered solids are non-crystalline. Also, a real crystalline solid is never absolutely pure. It...

Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films

by Katherine Develos-Bagarinao Introduction Conceptually and experimentally, pulsed laser ablation is an extremely simple technique, probably the simplest among all thin film growth techniques. It consists of a target holder and a substrate holder...

Looking At How The Brain Works In Real-time

Development of a Fully Real-time FMRI Analysis System by Epifanio Bagarinao The technique known as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been extensively used to elucidate the functions of the human brain. Functional MRI...