Chairman and CEO Henry Lim Bon Liong said the company now buys rice from contract growers at P18/kg to P22/kg.
The only thing we can do is to cope with it,' said Henry Lim Bon Liong, SLAC
chair and chief executive officer.
Technical Advisor Frisco Malabanan said that with the Rice Tariffication Bill, which seeks to replace the quantitative restriction on rice imports with tariff, the tariff on imported hybrid rice seeds could also go up from zero to 35 to 50 percent.
'I expect this network to energise the high-power laser community in the US by leveraging some of the excellent existing facilities and motivating future investments,' remarked Gilliss Dyer, department head of the Matter in Extreme Conditions facility at the SLAC
National Accelerator Laboratory.
The capability to create such precision optics was demonstrated to SLAC
through R&D efforts, ultimately leading to this contract.
"Our study is an important step toward better predictions of the effects extreme conditions have on reactor materials, including heavy metals such as gold," said SLAC
postdoctoral researcher Mianzhen Mo, one of the lead authors of a study published today in Science.
In addition, SLAC
was the first to introduce its own rice variety called SL-8H to our farmers back in 2002.
--Mike Dunne, Ph.D, Director LCLS, SLAC
National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University
"Previously, researchers could only assume that the diamonds had formed," lead study author Dominik Kraus from HZDR said in a statement from the SLAC
. "When I saw the results of this latest experiment, it was one of the best moments of my scientific career."
The comparative advantage of the SLAC
's "business model" has been that it is small and intimate.
The journey to the SLAC
stage began years ago, when Salt Lake City-based artist Dallas Graham founded the Red Fred Project, an initiative that gives children with critical illnesses and rare diseases the opportunity to create a book.