"A read through of previous SONAs shows a plethora of achievements led by this administration. Congratulations. But touting our investment-grade credit rating is not entrepreneurship. Encouraging private-public partnerships is not entrepreneurship. Boasting that our stock exchange has hit record highs is not entrepreneurship. Pleasing big business is not entrepreneurship. And that’s tragic, because 97% of the companies in this country are micro, small, and medium enterprises. And they likely generate the lion share’s of job creation."

"The COMET (City Optimized Managed Electric Transport) is an electric vehicle that was built “primarily to replace jeepneys”, GET Philippines country manager Anthony Dy said in an earlier report."

"In time, citizens will be able to avail themselves of government services in front of their own laptops instead of having to wait in line in front of government offices"

"Underinvestment in Philippine R&D, they said, could neither meet the country’s present requirements nor the challenges posed by the Asean integration push."

"The Philippines showed significant improvements in the Institutions indicator as its ranking rose 28 notches to 108th place from a previous rank of 128th in the GII 2013; Market sophistication, which measures the ease of getting credit, ease of protecting investors, market capitalization and trade and competition, slightly improved at 93rd place from 95th last year."

"Even now, with the new language available to only a limited number of coders, over 2,400 projects on GitHub—the popular repository for open source software—are already using Swift, and this month, it debuted at number 16 on Tiobe’s list of the world’s most-discussed languages. Yes, something similar happened when Go debuted in 2009, and the Google language has since fallen much lower on the list. But that automatic incentive that Jensen describes will only push Swift higher up the ladder."

"A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness. "

"A fundamental problem with the “Celebration” series was that the fabricating processes and the technology had not caught up with Koons’s visions. These evolving technologies are so sophisticated and so much a part of the work that the Whitney devotes an entire chapter to them, written by Michelle Kuo, the editor of Artforum, in the catalogue for the show. Reading about the CT scans, structured-light scanning, volumetric data, customized software, and personalization of fabrication technologies, I started to understand why all those people are needed in Koons’s studio. Most days there are 128 of them going at it, some doing just what Michelangelo’s assistants did, such as mixing colors, while others seem to be doing lab work for advanced degrees in radiology."

"Yet it takes nearly two decades from the time researchers develop a new material until that material actually makes its way into manufactured products. That long lag is a major barrier in U.S. manufacturers’ efforts to remain competitive in an intense global market – and strengthening the nation’s manufacturing sector is among U.S. President Barack Obama’s top priorities."

"Okay, you can’t really "teach" entrepreneurship. It’s an experience, not so much a content-area like history. As Sir Richard Branson put it in a recent interview about implementing enterprise culture at schools, "The best way of learning about anything is doing." That said, teachers all around the world are finding ways to bring entrepreneurship into their instruction. Why? Because in a world with fewer jobs and the increasing ability to make a living off of your passion, it just makes sense. "

"Together, increasingly accessible manufacturing and innovation skills could allow the localization of tech startup culture and the creation of technology micro-economies, initially at a city level but perhaps eventually at a suburban scale. These micro-economies would be driven by local youth, based around ideas and products tailored for the local community, which would not have to satisfy the scalability requirements of Silicon Valley venture capitalists. In short, cottage industry for technology - cottage industry 2.0. "

"At the dawn of civilization, settlers on the Nile River made use of an everyday material to do something amazing "

"Poverty in rural areas may lead to low farm harvests, lack of employment opportunities, and a limited, if not an absence of, access to basic social services such as health facilities and even schools."

"Antibiotic-resistant bacteria like staphylococcus aureus could take us back to the 19th Century."