Month: April 2011

A network analysis on the population and family planning issues in the Philippines

With the reproductive health bill currently under consideration in Congress, issues regarding population and family planning has recently received heightened media coverage. In a recent paper entitled “News framing of population and family planning issues via syntactic network analysis” appearing…

Microstructural defects associated with enhanced magnetic flux pinning in YBCO/DyBCO/YBCO multilayered thin films

In a new paper entitled, “Microstructural defects associated with enhanced magnetic flux pinning in YBCO/DyBCO/YBCO multilayered thin films,” researchers Katherine Develos-Bagarinao and Hirofumi Yamasaki of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), based in Tsukuba, Japan, analyzed…

Modeling U-turn traffic flow

How effective are those U-turns in major thoroughfares in Metro Manila? This is the question addressed by a paper entitled “Modeling U-turn traffic flow” appearing in Physica A in 2010 by two Filipino researchers Jay Samuel Combinido and May Lim,…