Tuesday, February 19, 2008


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11. More mundane: How do you monitor and pick up GLASS SHARDS or BROKEN GLASS, PLASTICS that are not recyclables or biodegradables, METAL DETECTORS are used for METALS, what else?

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Subject: Questions

6. Who is into Nanodosimetry R&D that you know of?


7. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), Department of Energy(DOE), National Science Foundation(NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), Center for Disease Control(CDC), National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety(NIOSH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences(NIEHS), Department of Health and Human Services(DHHS), National Institute of Health(NIH), National Cancer Institute(NCI), National Library of Medicine(NLM), National Institute of Dental Research(NIDR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA), Department of Labor(DOL), Department of Defense(DOD), Naval Research Laboratory(NRL), Chronicle for Higher Education, Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), Community of Science(COS), National Academy of Science(NAS), Association for Women in Science(AWIS), chapter in Central New Jersey(AWIS-CJC), American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS), Third World Organization for Women in Science(TWOWS), Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering(PAASE), Phiilppine Association for the Advancement of Science(PHILAAS), Philippine Engineering and Science Organization(PESO), Filipino American Association of Engineers(FAAE),

8. National Nanotechnology Initiative(NNI)

9. Geographical Information System(GIS)
There is a job opening for Professor of Justice Studies(GIS), Spatial and Statistical Analysis at Winston-Salem State U in North Carolina for a PhD in criminal justice, criminology, sociology or related field from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in spatial analysis and geographic information system(GIS) technology.

That is one application of GIS-not just the criminals with ankle tag whose movement is monitored with the GIS which has GPS or geophysical Positioning system and also the contraband radioactive sources and machines, toxic chemicals and metals etc.

Someday, most if not all hazardous substances can be monitored by GIS, including radioactive, chemically toxic, reactive, inflammable and corrosive, e.g. chemicals, fuels, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polycarbonate, polyethylene, polyimide, polystyrene, polyurethane, polymethylmethacrylate, benzene, toluene, xylene, nitrous oxide, sulfur dioxide, and biochemically toxic agents such as nerve gas agents, anthrax, possible plant pathogens, etc. Also asbestos?, fiberglass?, acrylic?

Perhaps GIS can locate earthquake faults, potential climatological factors that will lead to adverse environmental and weather conditions etc.

10. The New Elements in the Periodic Table of Elements, http://www.dayah.com/periodic/
which is described in http://www.freewebs.com/ftcuatableofelements/ and http://homepage.mac.com/dtrapp/Elements/combination2.html

Question 1: What is the Relative Biological Effectiveness of the new elements? Quality Factor? Index of Harm?
The question is with very short half life that was not detected and catalogued or studied, how do you obtain the RBE, QF, Index of Harm etc. See National Council of Radiation Protection(NCRP) documents.



Question 2: Is there a need to bother with the very short half-life? Perhaps the answer is theoretically yes because the energies and radioactive, physical, chemical, biological hazards would have been released and spent already leading to medical problems that was not identified vis a vis that particular "element" etc.

Question 3: Is there a way to do epidemiological studies of the new elements? Can we do whole body counting, bioassay like urinalysis and fecal analysis and the more dainty teeth, nails, hairs, salivas or sputum etc. also analysis of blood,

Question 4: Is there a need to extend Transuranium Registry to the New Elements?

Question 5: How about for the toxic elements and substances like Pb, Cd, Hg, As, what else?

Check out the http://www.freewebs.com/ftcua1/healthresearch.htm

also Lobascio, C., Briccarello, M., Destefanis, R., Faraud, M., Gialanella, G., Grossi, G., Guarieri, V., Manti, L., Pugliese, M., Rusek, A., Scampoli, P., and Durante, M.


HEALTH PHYSICS JOURNAL. 94(3):242-247; 2008

Question 6: What is the applicability of Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition of biological samples, e.g. for the effect of the New Elements?

Question 7: Who is the current experts in Flash Photolysis?

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6. Who is into Nanodosimetry R&D that you know of?


1. In the nuclear fusion reaction in the sun that we call solar flares and solar winds, also at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, in the nuclear fission reaction during the nuclear weapon detonation in the Hiroshima, Nagasaki, testings by the Americans, Russians, Chinese, French, English, Indians, Pakistanis, who else? there are energy releases and linear energy transfer and energy losses and production of new radionucllides which has a distinctive radiotoxicity and chemical toxicity being new or old elements that can be detected by methods in consonance with flash photolysis originally invented by Dr. Manfred Eigen and his two colleagues, Dr. Ronald Norris and Dr. George Porter, died in the 80s, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1967. LET alpha, beta, gamma, x-ray, neutron, proton, alpha, heavy ion, star aggregates, fission track etch and spectrometer can detect all these before nsec, or faster or slower time lapsed or decay period. Do not forget spontaneous fission from terrestrial sources of uranics and transuranics globally. Also, do not forget the research reactors, nuclear power plants, radiation research, radiation sources and machines in the Federal or National Research Laboratories, Hanford Reservation, Nuclear Waste Dumps and Interim Waste Storage Facilities whether Radioactive, Chemically Toxic, Reactive, Inflammable and Corrosive, Biological Hazards such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis

Product Information Compliance System(PICS) for insecticides, fungicides and pesticides

http://www.cdc.gov/ Center for Disease Control and Prevention...

2. The radiation, chemical and biological toxicity should be monitored. How to prevent them is by adequate radiation shielding and ventilation and protective clothings and eradication of the source etc.

3. http://www.paase.org
http://www.freewebs.com/ftcua3/radonchapter.pdf Radon

4. my email is ftcua8@comcast.net

5. how do we go about writing this grant and others, see #7

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Flash photolysis
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Flash photolysis is a pump-probe technique, in which a laser of nanosecond, picosecond, or femtosecond pulse width is excited by a short-pulse light source such as a flash lamp. The technique was developed in 1949 by Manfred Eigen, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and George Porter , who won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this invention.
Flash photolysis was developed shortly after World War II as a result of the military attempts to build cameras fast enough to photograph missiles in flight. As an analytical technique it was introduced to scientists by Manfred Eigen, Ronald Norrish and George Porter, who jointly won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for this invention. Within the past 40 years the technique became more powerful and sophisticated due to the developments in optics and lasers. Also the interest in this method grew considerably as the practical applications expanded from chemistry to biology, materials science, environmental sciences, etc. Nowadays flash photolysis facilities are extensively used by researchers to study light induced processes in organic molecules, polymers, nanoparticles, semiconductors, photosynthesis in plants, signaling and light induced conformational changes in biological systems, etc.

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Letters from Home

Dear Flo,

This morning, I received from the CHSAF the
payment of the Molly Vivian Huang 6 tapes we left at
the CHSAF Office when you were here. Do you recall? We
went there, isn't it? 250phpx6=1500. This brings our
savings (+1500 frm the booth sales) to 3000. I still
have the 20$ you gave through Diana Gobio. We didnt
spend it with Kate and the students who helped in the
BT-project. We are saving because the students want to
take the BT kids to the sea to play. You said before
you wanted the kids to bathe in the sea, remember,
when I was with you in the States? I hope we can save
enough by selling again some of your stuff on Feb 29.
By the way, we have another activity with them(BT)on
Feb.29;they will present a play(BT Kids), and together
with the CHS students present the research on "Forced
Rescue", where the street communities (together with
the kids) are driven away from the streets to a
refugee building. The problem they said is that they
are dealt with harshly,like kicking them. There will
be students from different schools who will be invited
to CHS. This is part of our advocacy: "Change the
world. Love Children." My sked is so hectic Feb.
15-17. We have Institutional Review and Planning with
Sr. Ancille, the Deans, and Area Chairs. The past
days, I had to organize my data presentation.
Itutuloy....HAPPY VALENTINEs DAy! We remember you
fondly and always. Sr. Clare is here. Regards... Take


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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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Sunday, February 10, 2008


This will expose your true age......

-- *Shared by William M. Esposo*

Panciteria Moderna was the place to go for pancit
miki and miki bihon
already wrapped in their version of "tetra pak".
Pancit bihon was the
specialty of Panciteria Wa Nam.

At Ma Mon Luk siopao was at 30 centavos; mami was at
70 centavos or 2 pcs
of siomai (large) with unlimited soup was at 30
centavos. So with one peso
busog ka na.

The Shangri-la in the basement of Shelborne Hotel
(at the back) was the
place to go for dates if you wanted a dark and cozy
atmosphere. The Embers
(in Cubao) of Bert Nievera was also popular. The
Black Angel along Shaw
Blvd near the corner of Kalentong in Mandaluyong was
a very good place to
listen to soft music (e.g. Fleetwoods, etc) and the
lights were also quite
low. With Php 30- 50 in your pocket you were in
pretty good shape for a

"Bakuran" was the in-thing at parties with
"screening" from a friend to
assist you in getting a dance with a girl who was
very sought after.

Wack-Wack, the Sky Room in Jai-Alai, the penthouse
of the Rufino Bldg. as
well as the penthouse of the Sarmiento Bldg right
opposite it were the
favorite places for proms and balls. Sikat ang event
if the Hi-Jacks; the
Electromaniacs or the Technicolors was the "combo"
playing. Alta Vista
along Roxas Blvd. was the favorite place for
wedding receptions at
Php 8.50per cover!

Special ringside seats for performances at the
Araneta Coliseum were at Php
5.00 per. So with Php 20.00 you could safely invite
someone and still have
enough for a snack afterwards or a game of "putt and
putt" at the mini-golf
place located at the back of Araneta.

During early 60's, 5centavos and 10 centavos ang
bayad sa jeep. Manila and
Suburbs ang lahat ng biyahe ng jeep noon na 3seater
lang at pitpit ka
pagbata ka pagsumakay ka. Sa Avenida Rizal at Sta.
Cruz, Blumentritt,
Tayuman, San Roque Church, Espiritu Santo Church,
Grace Park at monumento
ang mga sikat na lugar.

Yung Good Earth Emporium pwede ring idagdag sa mga
magagandang shopping
mall noong araw. Yung Manila Grand Opera house,
Odeon, Hollywood, Cinerama,
Ideal, State, Lyric, Capitol ang mga sikat na
sinehan noon. Sa Q.C ay sikat
yung Max's Chicken at Dayrit. Ang dollar rate noon
ay 3.70Php sa 1$ ang
palitan. Ang Sarsi ay cinco centavos (5 centavos)
10 Centavos ang Coke.

Pero sikat yung Canada Dry, Uva at orange ang
paborito namin noon. Pag
pasko madalas kami sa Sta Cruz para manood ng
palabas sa Manila COD para sa
Xmas season. Noon walang chippy at potato chips,
ang merienda ay banana
cue, camote cue, palitaw, biko, pinipig, halo-halo,
carioca, pilipit,
butsi, hopiang hapon, hopiang munggo, hopiang baboy,
bibingka, puto,
cassava, cake o budin, suman at mani.

Ang apple ay apat-piso ang benta sa Lawton Bus
terminal. Mas mahal pa yung
local na chico na pineras. Ang grapes, pear, at
apple ang karaniwang
binebenta sa mga bus terminal na papuntang south
(BLTB). Ang bus noon ay
bukas lahat yung isang side kaya doon dumadaan ang
mga pasahero. Ang sikat
na mga Plaza noon ay Plaza Goiti, Plaza Miranda at
Plaza Sta. Cruz. Sa mga
bakery sa Manila ay sikat yung machacao na tinapay.

May I add: Hallili Beer (sold to the Sorianos), Tody
chocolate drink in
cans, Horlicks malted milk tablets; Hallili bus,
Super (dog logo) Transit,
Yujuico, JD & MD buses; ShoeMart Carriedo (the first
SM) followed by 2nd
ShoeMart beside Ideal Theater and fourth was SM
Echague with a revolving
restaurant at the top floor.

Safari Club beside Manila Zoo at the height of the
"Twist" craze,
Dance-O-Rama with Pete Roa & Baby O'Brien, Jam
Session every 6PM on

Now anyone who missed those days can't really claim
they've seen and tasted
the best. Every generation has its own set of
"Aces". Do you recall when:
You tasted Fres Gusto, Cosmos "Sarsi" Sarsaparilla,
RC Cola, Yes Cola,
Teem, Darigold Evap, Liberty Condensada, Choco Vim,
Sunkist Orange (in
tetra packs), Magnolia Chocolait, (pronounced
chocolight), Klim (the word
"milk" spelled backwards), Big 20 Hamburgers,
Foot-long hotdog, Tweet &
Jiggs Candies(by Mr. Krieger), Sugus Candies,
Tootsie Roll, Serg' s
Chocolate, Blenda Margarine, kerosene-flavored
popcorn and kropeck along
Dewey Blvd, dirty ice cream, Magnolia Ice Cream
sandwich, Selecta ice cream
(now Arce Dairy) and their fresh carabao's milk,
Magnolia popsicles in
orange, chocolate and langka flavors, Sison Ice
Drops in monggo, and buko
flavors, Milky Way's buko sherbet, Acme Supermarket'
s sundaes and Coney
Island's 32 flavors?

You went to: Syvel's, Assandas, Arcegas at the
Maranaw Arcade, Funhouse at
Bricktown, Aguinaldo, Erehwon Bookstore, Alemars
Bookstore, Bookmark, Botica
Boie, Makati Supermarket (in Makati!), Rizal
Theater (with its spacious
lobby) with D'Bankers Barbershop and Leila's Coffee
Shop, Tropical Hut (and
its hamburger), Acme Supermarket, Cherry Foodarama,
The Regent of Manila,
Hotel Mabuhay, Manila Hilton, Christmas carnival
(where Dusit Hotel now
stands), Villa Pansol and Lido Beach?

Rizal what?" "Who would be crazy to build a cinema
in the middle of
nowhere?" It turned out to be the best theater in
the city of Makati (at
the same site now occupied by Shangri-La Hotel).

And ate at: The original A&W along UN Avenue in
Manila, Aristocrat across
Malate Church, Italian Village, café Valenzuela,
Bonanza Restaurant, Brown
Derby, Little Quiapo, Country Bake Shop, Selecta
Restaurants (owned by the
Arce family), Taza de Oro; New Europe, Madrid,
Cucina Italiana, La Cibeles
at A. Mabini, The Plaza, Jade Garden Restaurant,
Luau, The Makati Automat,
Sulo Restaurant (in Makati), Makati Fastfood Center
(the first ever),
Bulakena, Casa Marcos, Au Bon Vivant, Salambao
Restaurant, Dairy Queen
along Buendia, Di Mark's Pizza, the elegant dining
room of the old Army &
Navy Club. Botica Boie in Escolta, Albas in Florida,
Malate Brown Derby and
their signature foot-long hotdog came with its
special, extra tarty mustard
sauce and a hot, crispy bun. We used to park at
their drive-in bays after
we were exhausted from all-night partying but with
enough energy to gobble
down sausages and soft drinks.

The Plaza was the favorite venue for all formal
school and social
functions. Food was not a big factor so long as cozy
couples could have
their special table for two.

You shopped at: Escolta, Harrison Plaza (when it was
still clean and had
the bump cars), Ali Mall, Rustan's in San Marcelino,
Aguinaldo's in Cubao,
Quezon City; Shoemart in Makati was a small,
split-level affair.

The original Rustan's was the garage of the
Tantoco's residential house
which was eventually converted into a dazzling shop
filled with eclectic
things and collectibles.

Blockbuster movies were: Love Story, Mahogany,
Saturday Night Fever,
Grease, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Logan's Run,
Battlestar Galactica,
Paper Chase, Enter The Dragon, Jaws, Towering
Inferno, Poseidon Adventure,
Carrie, Willard (theme song was Ben sang by a young
Michael Jackson),
Exorcist, Love Bug, Tinimbang Ka Nguni't Kulang.

You wore, carried or used Denman brush tucked in
your back pants pocket,
Jordache and Sassoon jeans, Bata rubber shoes, Botak
running shoes, Ace
flexible comb, Ace clutchbag, Carrera shades,
Ray-Ban, Photochromic and
Ambermatic shades, Foster Grant sunglasses,
Alaskin, tie-dye shirts and
pants, double-knit pants, Sergio Valente, Vidal
Sassoon, Fiorucci, Banlon,
Ye-ye Vonnel shirts, Nik-Nik, Bang-Bang, Faded
Glory, Jazzie, Puma Topfit,
Tiger Onitsuka, Happy Feet, clogs, Wet look shoes,
Pierre Cardin, Brut,
Jovan musk oil, Aramis, platform shoes with
bell-bottom pants and
wide-buckled belts.

You had your hair styled or permed by: Flavio and
Carmen, Nomer's, Lita
Rio, Grace Lagman, Dick & Lucy, and Kayumanggi. That
was the time of Aqua
Net stiff, foot-high beehives, French twist and
Kiss Me liquid eye liners
and Pretty Quik instant facial blotters.

You sang: Bobby, Bobby, Bobby by Jo Ann Campbell,
Someday by Ricky Nelson,
And I Love Her by the Beatles, Cherish by the
Association, Because by Dave
Clark Five, Distant Shores by Chad and Jeremy, Rainy
Days & Mondays by the
Carpenters, You've Got a Friend by Carol King,
Hundred Miles by Peter, Paul
and Mary, Evergreen by Paul Williams.

Saved whole month's allowance P50 to watch the
Beatles perform live at
Rizal Memorial Coliseum in 1965.

It was hip to listen to: Bingo Lacson and Jo San
Diego (past midnight) of
DZMT, the singing sensations from Ateneo de Manila?
RJ and the Riots, The
Loonilarks, Joe Mari Chan and the APO Hiking Society
and dance to live
combo music garbed in cocktail dresses and dark

DZMT was affiliated with the Manila Times and was
the only broadcast
station that stayed on the air past midnight. Jo San
Diego was their anchor
woman (she with the velvety bedroom voice).

And danced at: Manila Hotel's Jungle Bar, Stargazer,
Bayside Night Club
(with live music by the Carding Cruz band), and the
Nile (and the Italian
singing group Five n' Fives), Queue Disco, Circuit
Disco, Where else?
Altitude 49, Delirium (in Greenbelt), D'Flame,
Rino's, and Velvet Slum, Wells
Fargo, and Coco Banana.

After graduation, jam sessions were replaced by
night clubs and Bayside was
the place to go for live bands and non-stop dancing.

Do you remember when: Dollar to peso exchange rate
was $1 = P7, Walang
Tindigan buses charged a flat rate of

P1, Love Bus fare was P1.50, family size Shakey's
Pizza cost less than P40,
Malate streets were named after US States
(Pennsylvania, Colorado, etc.);
Paranaque, San Juan, Makati, Pasig, Las Pinas,
Taguig, Pateros and
Muntinlupa were municipalities of Rizal province;
DLSU was De La Salle
College, Poveda was Institucion Teresiana, Adamson
University was the
original St. Theresa's campus, Robinsons mall was
the Assumption Convent
campus, Petron was Esso, Villamor Air Base was then
known as Nichols Air
;Base, bancas were aplenty in the Baclaran side of
Dewey Blvd. (now Roxas
Blvd.) and traffic was non-existent in Tagaytay.

PLDT telephone numbers were five digits and you used
your index finger to
dial a number one at a time.

If you remember all these things, you're history in
great company and I
dare say, happy to be.

Since the writer was fleeting between two
generations (60's-70"s), you
party goers surely remember the DynaSouls (dubbed
the Beatles of the
Philippines), The Tilt Down Men (The Sotto brothers,
Tito, & Val, favored
the Dave Clark 5) Jaime Jose & the Deltas*
(remember Maggie Dela Riva?)
What about gate crashing a "Tipar" (for party) and
the ensuing rumble
between feuding barkadas: The Havocs, Combat*, &
Exotics, meron pang
kanya-kanyang busina (car honking id).

Remember BMI (Baguio Military Institute)? That
school was a dumping ground
for kicked out students from Manila and kids that
needed discipline. Let us
not forget ang mga taga "Baste" (San Sebastian).
Ang daming siga noong

Sure you remember playing Pelota... And drag racing
along Ortigas and
behind Meralco..

Sikat ka sa barkada kung may "syota" (girl friend)
kang "Colegiala"
(Assumption, STC, St. Scho, Maryknoll, Holy Spirit;
and the other schools -
St. Paul's, St. Joseph, Centro Escolar ). As proof,
you should be wearing
her high school ring in your pinkie finger...And
dapat karta 9 ...You
probably took her out to the Butterfly (at UP) to
listen to folk songs and
sip Butterfly Iced Tea.

Did you get to date a "chick" from Brent (Baguio)
and IS (Makati)?

Of course you should have enough cash for the gaso
(gas), tsibog
(food/dinner), cover charge/drinks at the Flame or
Rino's, konting damo,
and for the finale, enough datong (cash) para sa
"biglang liko". Or kung
gipit for cash, park at the huge lot of Folk Arts
and just do it in the
car...Kaya lang dapat may "Tapwe" (Singkuwenta
pesos) pang lagay sa parak
(police), and a handy calling card of a military
officer with a hand
written note in the back that "you should be given
utmost courtesy"...

Then in the late 70's early 80's came the CB radio
phenomenon.. Tibs on
Makati Ave. for beer and happy hour at the Manila
Garden; always
overflowing with beer and chicken wings...Tapos
masahe sa Imperial Palace
or Maalikaya... To cap the night, a stop at Birds
of the Same Feather for
smooth jazz courtesy of Eddie Katindig.

Tapos you get to do it all over again the following
day. Take care.