OFWs repatriated from Jeddah, KSA

Officials and representatives from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and Department of Health (DOH) welcome the 291 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated from Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The OFWs arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in Pasay City via Philippine Airlines flight PR663.

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Hot Solar Cells

By converting heat to focused beams of light, a new solar device could create cheap and continuous power. Availability: 10 to 15 years   by James Temple Solar panels cover a growing number of rooftops, but even decades after they were first developed, the slabs of silicon remain bulky, expensive, and inefficient. Fundamental limitations prevent these conventional photovoltaics from absorbing more than a fraction of the energy in sunlight. But a team of MIT scientists has built a different sort of solar energy device that uses inventive engineering and advances in…

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The 360-Degree Selfie

Inexpensive cameras that make spherical images are opening a new era in photography and changing the way people share stories. Availability: Now   by Elizabeth Woyke Seasonal changes to vegetation fascinate Koen Hufkens. So last fall Hufkens, an ecological researcher at Harvard, devised a system to continuously broadcast images from a Massachusetts forest to a website called VirtualForest.io. And because he used a camera that creates 360°pictures, visitors can do more than just watch the feed; they can use their mouse cursor (on a computer) or finger (on a smartphone or tablet) to…

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