Science and Technology

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

Israeli scientists offer hope for male infertility

Israeli scientists offer hope for male infertility

February 19, 2024, 2:29 pm

JERUSALEM – In a major leap for male fertility research, Israeli scientists have successfully engineered “laboratory testicles” derived from mouse cells, opening new avenues for the possible production of sperm in a controlled laboratory environment. The testis plays a pivotal role in sperm… Read More

DOST calls on researchers to send proposals for funding this March

DOST calls on researchers to send proposals for funding this March

February 15, 2024, 7:33 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday urged researchers to send proposals for possible funding from March 1 to 15. "Through the DOST's Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program, we fund research and development (R&D) projects aligned with our priority sectors and the… Read More

3 new programs to boost textile industry

3 new programs to boost textile industry

January 30, 2024, 7:23 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will launch three programs to strengthen and further promote the industry. In his video message during a textile convention on Tuesday, DOST Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. said the PTRI… Read More

Ax-3 crew welcomed at International Space Station

Ax-3 crew welcomed at International Space Station

January 21, 2024, 5:54 pm

ISTANBUL – A welcome ceremony was held after the arrival of the Axiom Mission 3 crew at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. The seven-member station crew met the Ax-3 astronauts -- Michael Lopez-Alegria, Walter Villadei, Marcus Wandt, and Türkiye's first-ever space traveler,… Read More

DOST enjoins public to send R&D proposals; feats projects in Mindanao

DOST enjoins public to send R&D proposals; feats projects in Mindanao

January 18, 2024, 7:45 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging the public, especially business owners, scientists, researchers, and those in the academe, to send research and development (R&D) proposals for funding. The DOST is currently holding the Mindanao leg of Call Conference to… Read More

PTRI eyes local fabric for uniforms of gov't servants

PTRI eyes local fabric for uniforms of gov't servants

January 4, 2024, 8:09 pm

MANILA – As the country observes the Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Month, the head of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) on Thursday expressed wishes that local fabrics will attract a wider audience. In a televised briefing, PTRI Director Julius Leaño said the PTF Month… Read More

Several DOST scholars in C. Luzon top professional board exams

Several DOST scholars in C. Luzon top professional board exams

November 24, 2023, 4:34 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Several scholars of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 3 (Central Luzon) were among the Top 10 passers in various licensure examinations given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) this year. Marites C. Batac, senior research specialist… Read More

DOST to boost support for startups

DOST to boost support for startups

November 23, 2023, 7:54 pm

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. said Thursday the agency will work closely with other government agencies and the private sector in line with its ambitious plan to further strengthen support for startups. "We plan to collaborate with the DICT… Read More

DOST, private firm to put up modern R&D, dev't facility in N. Ecija

DOST, private firm to put up modern R&D, dev't facility in N. Ecija

November 21, 2023, 6:46 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A state-of-the-art research, manufacturing and development facility will soon rise in the Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija. The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) has partnered with Bauertek Corp., a manufacturer of high-quality food… Read More

DOST-Calabarzon bats for S&T awareness as dev't tool 

DOST-Calabarzon bats for S&T awareness as dev't tool 

November 17, 2023, 6:42 pm

MALVAR, Batangas – The Department of Science and Technology in Calabarzon (DOST-4) is leveraging science and technology (S&T) awareness as a developmental tool in the region as it paid tribute to people and organizations that have helped it along the way. During its 60th anniversary celebration… Read More

357 students join list of DOST scholars in Central Luzon

357 students join list of DOST scholars in Central Luzon

November 15, 2023, 5:36 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A total of 357 third year college students in Central Luzon have joined the ranks of the growing number of scholars whose education is being supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Marites Batac, head of the DOST-Central Luzon (DOST-3)… Read More

DOST to reconsider 300 individuals for scholarship grant

DOST to reconsider 300 individuals for scholarship grant

November 14, 2023, 6:45 pm

MANILA – Over 300 individuals still stand a chance to avail of a scholarship grant from the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) as long as they are able to submit the complete documentary requirements. "We have potential qualifiers whose scholarship… Read More

DOST agency helps Quezon broom makers produce better products

DOST agency helps Quezon broom makers produce better products

October 24, 2023, 9:06 pm

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) based in this town is promoting the use of a non-wood forest product dryer to help manufacturers of tiger grass brooms, also called soft brooms or “walis… Read More

3 C. Luzon provinces, OCD get high-tech disaster, relief vehicles 

3 C. Luzon provinces, OCD get high-tech disaster, relief vehicles 

October 20, 2023, 8:00 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) on Friday turned over Mobile Command and Control Vehicles (MOCCOV) to the provincial governments of Bulacan, Tarlac and Aurora, and to the Office of Civil Defense-Region 3  to help strengthen local… Read More

DOST-3 fetes outstanding MSMEs in adopting technological innovations

DOST-3 fetes outstanding MSMEs in adopting technological innovations

October 19, 2023, 7:43 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday cited outstanding micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Region 3 (Central Luzon) that were assisted under its Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). SETUP, one of the flagship… Read More

Negros Occidental tapped for Korean AI milk production research

Negros Occidental tapped for Korean AI milk production research

October 17, 2023, 6:12 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental provincial government is taking part in the conduct of a research or demonstration trial on dairy production using the Milk-T Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology developed by the Korea-based software engineering and service firm, ThinkforBL. The… Read More

Sci-tech, innovation fest promotes STEM-related careers

Sci-tech, innovation fest promotes STEM-related careers

October 16, 2023, 5:57 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is hoping to attract the youth to pursue a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through the National Youth, Science, Technology and Innovation Festival (NYSTIF) on Oct. 25 to 28. In a public briefing Monday,… Read More

DICT-CICC steps up monitoring of online apps in 100 sites

DICT-CICC steps up monitoring of online apps in 100 sites

October 7, 2023, 12:40 pm

MANILA – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) have achieved a “milestone” with the full operation of monitoring apps in 100 sites nationwide. The Consumer Application Monitoring System (CAMS) has… Read More