Filipino Scientist

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Gregorio Y. Zara (D.Sc. Physics) a Filipino Scientist, who invented, made improvements to, or discovered the following:

  • invented the two-way television telephone or videophone (1955) patented as a “photo phone signal separator network”
  • discovered the physical law of electrical kinetic resistance called the Zara effect (around 1930)
  • invented an airplane engine that ran on plain alcohol as fuel (1952)
  • improved methods of producing solar energy including creating new designs for a solar water heater (Solar Sorber), a sun stove, and a solar battery (1960s)
  • invented a propeller-cutting machine (1952)
  • designed a microscope with a collapsible stage
  • helped design the robot Marex X-10