Science and Technology

UP Manila reduces carbon footprint with more solar panels

UP Manila reduces carbon footprint with more solar panels

May 18, 2024, 1:09 pm

MANILA – The University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) is advancing its commitment to environmental sustainability by expanding its solar panel installations across campus, effectively reducing its carbon footprint. The solar panel arrays -- a total of 10,000 square meters -- will be laid out… Read More

DOST 'igniting' Batangueño students' interest in science, math

DOST 'igniting' Batangueño students' interest in science, math

May 14, 2024, 4:16 pm

BATANGAS CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has stepped up efforts to provide public and private school students in this province with advanced study resources for stimulating their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In an interview on… Read More

DOST links with Leyte traders to promote technologies

DOST links with Leyte traders to promote technologies

May 13, 2024, 8:40 pm

PALO, Leyte – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has tied up with the business group in Leyte to promote the application of available technologies for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). During the signing of the memorandum of agreement at the Seafood and Ribs Warehouse… Read More

DOST-Cavite introduces dual drum composting system

DOST-Cavite introduces dual drum composting system

May 10, 2024, 3:48 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) has unveiled a pioneering solution for efficient organic waste management called the Dual Drum Composter. In a phone interview on Friday, Anna Marie Daigan, senior science… Read More

Nuclear energy key to addressing power woes – PNRI chief

Nuclear energy key to addressing power woes – PNRI chief

May 7, 2024, 6:16 pm

MANILA – Nuclear energy could help in addressing power shortage in the country, the head of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) said Tuesday. In a Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon briefing, PNRI executive director Carlo Arcilla said nuclear has four million times more energy than gasoline.… Read More

NAST: Golden Rice, Bt eggplant safe to eat, beneficial to farmers

NAST: Golden Rice, Bt eggplant safe to eat, beneficial to farmers

May 4, 2024, 9:57 am

MANILA – A member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) on Friday reiterated that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are safe for consumption and are helpful to farmers. The pronouncement came as the Court of Appeals (CA) recently halted the commercial propagation, field… Read More

DOST, foreign partners help Carmona transform into 'smart city'

DOST, foreign partners help Carmona transform into 'smart city'

April 24, 2024, 8:05 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The City of Carmona in nearby Cavite province is leveraging the support of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and international partners to advance its goal of becoming a “smart city.” This can be gleaned after the Carmona City government signed a… Read More

TESDA students’ plastic shredder invention eyed for production

TESDA students’ plastic shredder invention eyed for production

April 23, 2024, 10:00 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Scholars of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have invented a plastic shredder to help protect the environment. “We thought of developing a plastic shredder project as a requirement in our Research subject in class, which is needed before we… Read More

Bamboo textile innovation hub eyed in Ilocos Norte town

Bamboo textile innovation hub eyed in Ilocos Norte town

April 19, 2024, 6:12 pm

LAOAG CITY – The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) is eyeing to establish a Bamboo Textile Fiber Innovation Hub (BTFIH) in Vintar, Ilocos Norte to engage local communities in fiber processing. Dr. Teresita A. Tabaog, DOST 1 Regional… Read More

DOST helps Sorsogon farmers produce vinegar from coconut water

DOST helps Sorsogon farmers produce vinegar from coconut water

April 18, 2024, 3:39 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through its Sorsogon provincial office, has released a PHP520,000 grant to establish an accelerated coconut water vinegar production for a farmers' association in Barcelona town early this week.  In a phone interview on Thursday,… Read More

DOST extends study on quakes' effects on Laguna buildings

DOST extends study on quakes' effects on Laguna buildings

March 21, 2024, 8:40 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – Sophisticated equipment operated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for monitoring the impact of earthquakes on infrastructure will remain installed in the San Pedro City Hall and Cabuyao City Hospital until September 2025. An extension of the study on how… Read More

DOST partners with 2 Canadian universities for scholarships

DOST partners with 2 Canadian universities for scholarships

March 14, 2024, 6:20 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced Thursday it has inked partnerships with two Canadian universities to provide scholarships to Filipinos. The agreements were signed with University of Saskatchewan (USask) and University of Alberta (UAlberta) on March 13 in… Read More

DOST introduces innovations to enhance locally-made furniture

DOST introduces innovations to enhance locally-made furniture

March 12, 2024, 7:52 pm

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through its Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), is leveraging local innovations to avoid a repeat of an incident wherein wooden furniture at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was found to be… Read More

Pentagon reports no evidence on UFO, alien, ET existence

Pentagon reports no evidence on UFO, alien, ET existence

March 9, 2024, 4:39 pm

HOUSTON, United States – The Pentagon released a study Friday about UFOs, aliens and extraterrestrial intelligence and said it has found no evidence of their existence after investigating sightings of nearly eight decades of unidentified flying objects. "All investigative efforts, at all levels… Read More

DOST resumes in-person awarding for young achievers in science, math

DOST resumes in-person awarding for young achievers in science, math

March 7, 2024, 6:35 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Calabarzon has announced the resumption of face-to-face Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awarding ceremonies after a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic. In an interview on Thursday, Harley Margallo, YES event head at… Read More

Salmonella cases in PH rise to 13K in 2023

Salmonella cases in PH rise to 13K in 2023

March 4, 2024, 7:18 pm

MANILA – Salmonella cases in the Philippines rose to 13,000 in 2023, from 9,000 in 2022, according to data provided by a Department of Science and Technology returning scientist on Monday. Homer Pantua said in a televised briefing that officials need to quickly address the public health concern.… Read More

DOST unveils Filipino-made e-boat

DOST unveils Filipino-made e-boat

February 29, 2024, 7:10 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officially introduced on Thursday the Filipino-made Safe, Efficient and Sustainable Solar-Assisted Plug-In Electric Boat (SESSY E-Boat) via a demo run at the Manila Yacht Club. Developed by researchers from Mapua University, the… Read More

DOST builds mini science center on Quezon's Alabat Island

DOST builds mini science center on Quezon's Alabat Island

February 28, 2024, 8:47 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Quezon province has completed the construction of the Mini Science Centrum on Alabat Island to enhance learning and encourage the local youth, some of whom are members of Indigenous Peoples (IP) communities, to take up… Read More

Smart glasses impair walking, reading ability - researchers

Smart glasses impair walking, reading ability - researchers

February 22, 2024, 3:37 pm

JERUSALEM – In a world where technology is increasingly integrated into daily activities, an Israeli study raises new concerns about the use of smart glasses while walking. Smart glasses are wearable devices that integrate augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) technology into a pair of… Read More

DOST institute urges forest-based startups to upskill, innovate

DOST institute urges forest-based startups to upskill, innovate

February 20, 2024, 8:39 pm

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) based in this town is offering technological guidance to upstart small businesses that source their raw materials from the forest. In an interview, Sarahme Esteban,… Read More