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Moon Buggy Inventor

Mr.Eduardo San Juan, the inventor of the Lunar Rover, or more popularly known as the Moon Buggy. The vehicle used by Neil Armstrong and other astronauts when they first explored the moon in 1969. Mr. San Juan, a graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT), worked for Lockheed Corporation and conceptualized the design of the Moon Buggy that became the Apollo astronauts rover in the moon. As a NASA engineer, San Juan reportedly used his Filipino ingenuity to build a vehicle that would run outside the Earth's atmosphere. He constructed his model using homemade materials. In 1978, San Juan received one of the Ten Outstanding Men (TOM) awards in science and technology. 

Water-Powered Car 

For over three decades now, Daniel Dingel has been running his car in combination of water and gas. An article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer mentioned that Dingle built his engine as early as 1969. Dingel invented a reactor that uses electricity from a 12-volt car battery to split the ordinary tap water into hydrogen and oxygen components. The hydrogen helps power the car engine increasing combustion of fuel to 100% resulting in not only savings with gas consumption but zero carbon emission as well with his related invention EMF additive. It was dismissed as a hoax then, and with no funding and support from the Government his invention did not come to full fruition. However, we now know that international car manufacturers are already marketing their hybrid cars and recently Japanese technology unveiled their car that runs on water. That got me thinkin'. Mr. Dingel I believe is able to market his invention in small scale.

Here's his website: http://danieldingel.com/watercar

Dingel said that a number of foreign car companies have expressed interest in his invention. The officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have dismissed Dingel's water-powered car as a hoax. In return, Dingel accused them of conspiring with oil producing countries. Dingel, however, was the not the only man on earth who is testing water as an alternative fuel. American inventors Rudolf Gunnerman and Stanley Meyer and the researchers of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been pursuing similar experiments.

Videophone Inventor

Gregorio Zara of Lipa City and a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invented the videophone and developed the Zara Effect or Electrical Kinetic Resistance.

Wound Dressing from Microbial Cellulose

Gonzalo Serafica Ph. D - who did his early work in biosynthesized cellulose material while earning his master’s and Ph.D. at Rensselaer, co-founded Xylos in Langhorne, Pa., where he serves as vice president for research and development. The company produces XCell cellulose wound dressings—the only dressings of their kind that can add moisture to dry areas and absorb excess fluid from oozing areas, aiding the healing process for chronic wounds.
These dressings are hardly the last stop for Xylos. Indeed, Serafica and company are developing implantable products that can be used to replace human tissue. The company recently gained FDA clearance for its’ human-tissue product.

Other Noted Scientists

Among the other noted Filipino inventors and scientists are: 

  • Benjamin Almeda who was acknowledged for his food-processing machine 

  • Teodula Afrika for Nata De Coco

  • Ramon Agpoon for dragon fire stove

  • Adriano Alfonso for cultured cement

  • Laurelio Anasco for "dormitron"

  • Arturo Baluyot for Philippine-made airplane

  • Guillermo Barredo for Maharlika water heater

  • Pelagio Bautista for hydrosil

  • Dr. George Camara for experiments on teleophthalmology

  • Carlos Casas, stand-alone amplifier called Voca CDX 1001 Superamp

  • Gonzalo Catan Jr. for green charcoal

  • Roberto Celis for multipurpose portable survival kit

  • Rolando Cruz for emergency water heater

  • Ernesto Darang for shake-and-serve nurser

  • Armen Dator for magic street sweeper

  • Maria Carlita Rex Doran for ampalaya solution against HIV

  • Jaime Escolano for fiber-processing machine

  • Pepito Fajicular for multipurpose routing machine

  • Leonardo Gasendo for salt evaporator

  • Ramon Gustilo for artificial bone replacement systems

  • Oscar Ibarra for studies on algorithm and computing

  • Samuel Ignacio for early warning device for vehicles

  • Marc Loinaz for one-chip video camera

  • Jacinto Ledesma for rocking dental chair

  • Cipriano Lim for safety switch box

  • Dr. E. V. Macalalag Jr. for universal urinary stone solvent

  • Antonio Madrid for charcoal furnace

  • Felix Maramba for coconut oil-fueled power generator

  • Jose Navato for digital fever detector

  • Maria Ylagan Orosa for developing banana catsup and pineapple vinegar

  • Francisco Quisumbing for Quink pen ink

  • Jose Rodriguez for research on leprosy

  • Felipe Santillan for rotary dryer

  • Cornelio Seno for "Pressure Fuild Machine"

  • Manuel Silos for siloscope

  • Juanito Simon for Tribotech

  • Camilo Tabalba for telephone electronic

  • Ned Teves for endotracheal tube cardiac monitor

  • Juan Urbano for fountain pen

  • Carmen Velasquez for research on Philippine fish species