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Who Are The 10 Filipino Chemist And Thier Works?

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Throughout history there have been many Filipino scientists who have contributed to a variety of branches of science. Inventions and discoveries by Filipino scientists we know today include:
  • Videophone
  • Medicines from oil extracts
  • Quink
  • The moon buggy
Discoveries include:
  • cultures
  • insects
  • mammals
  • Gregorio Y. Zara is one of the most famous scientists from the Philippines and as of 1978, he has been known as a National Scientist. Despite creating an airplane engine that ran solely on alcohol as opposed to other more harmful fuels, he is recognised for his invention a year later, the two way television telephone in 1955.
  • Quink is the trade name of a very popular ink, used commonly by Parker Pens. This was another Filipino invention by the scientist Fransisco Quisumbing. He designed it after the Second World War after graduating from University and failing to succeed in the Philippine Ink Corporation. The name was derived from his own - Quisimbing Ink.
  • Eduardo San Juan invented one of history's most famous objects, the moon buggy. The Lunar Roving Vehicle was first used in 1971 by NASA during three of their moon landing missions and ran completely on just four batteries. In 1978, he received a TOM (10 Outstanding Men) awards for his contributions to science and technology.
Other scientists include:

  • Julian A. Banzon discovered the use of renewable resources of fuels and chemistry
  • Fe del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines and was the first woman to attend Harvard Medical School
  • Pedro Escuro is known for his isolation of nine rice varieties that provided for their commercial release
  • Jose Rizal is listed as one of the Heroes of The Philippines by the National Heroes Committee and had a doctorate in medicine
  • Roberto del Rosario was the creator of the first Karaoke Sing-along Machine
  • Agapito Flores was the inventor of the fluorescent light and it is believed that he received a French patent for it
  • Josefino Comiso is believed to have invented a water powered car engine in 1969 though he has never received any patents for his inventions

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