Author: myguide

Controlling dengue from within

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease that’s becoming an increasing problem in tropical and subtropical regions. It is an infection that causes a severe influenza-like illness, and sometimes a deadly complication called dengue haemorrhagic fever. Some of the symptoms…

Viability of production of biodiesel and biogas from microalgae: A net energy analysis

Recently, there has been a growing interest in finding alternative forms of energy. This is mostly driven by increasing prices of oil, concerns over greenhouse gases emission from fossil fuels, and some form of government subsidies. One of the alternatives…

Impact of climate change in the Philippines

To understand better the possible effects of climate change in the Philippines, it is critical to collect, record, collate and analyze all data and information with possible links to climate change so that appropriate scenario-building and extrapolations can occur. The…

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,…

Moebius Transformation Revealed

I would just like to share this interesting video explaining Moebius Transformation. In geometry, a Moebius transformation is a function defined by F(z) = (az+b)/(cz+d), where z, a, b, c, d are complex numbers satisfying the condition that ad-bc ≠ 0.…