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Smartphone-equipped Passengers May Decrease Ferry Accidents in the Philippines

ATANGAS, Philippines, Oct. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new effort to reduce death and property loss from ferry disasters in the Philippines based on crowd-sourced efforts of ship passengers with Smart phones is already producing results, proponents say. According to Lydia Ramos and John Toomey of BatangasVarsitarian.net, alert passengers using both their sharp eyes and ears and cell phone apps that track weather, determine exact position and course via GPS.

Crowd-sourced Research Project Seeks to Solve Batangas Fish Kill Mystery

LIPA CITY, Philippines (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A multi-national coalition of researchers has been formed to study and treat a massive fish kill of over 800 metric tonnes which started on May 27 in Taal Lake, in the Philippine province of Batangas. Sponsored by the World Mind Network, it will involve on-site as well as online cooperation between biology students in the U.S. and the Philippines, as well as volunteers from Batangas State University and local schools.

Students Learn More by Addressing World Problems Online Than by Sitting in Classrooms

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the Gulf oil spill inched closer to land last week, hundreds of fishermen, tourists, and local officials sent text messages, tweets, and cell phone videos to share their experience with the world. Many of these were monitored by tracking sites, which in turn were watched by high school students on their home computers and smart phones; many of whom were part of the World Mind Network.