Science and Technology

DOST opens app featuring Covid-19 updates, info on sci-tech

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) urged the public to download its own mobile app to remain updated about the agency's programs and services, as well as updates on the department's efforts in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a message to the... Read More

DOST funds production of AI-enabled thermal scanners

MANILA -- With the checking of temperature becoming a requirement almost everywhere, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) funded the production of six units of mobile artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled thermal scanners mounted on drones, to help minimize contact between individuals in... Read More

Filipino emerges 2020 WSA global champion in Austria

MANILA – For the first time, a Filipino emerged as the World Summit Awards (WSA) Global Champion under the Young Innovators category for 2020.Ryan Gersava, 26, of Sultan Kudarat, bested some 407 entries from 91 countries for establishing the pioneering virtual school,... Read More

DOST seeks textile donation for reusable mask production

MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) is seeking for textile donations for the 500,000 reusable face masks it would produce, its chief said Thursday."We are using donated finished fabrics which will have to be deresinized. We have... Read More

2 more studies on VCO to fight Covid-19 underway: DOST

MANILA – Two research studies on how virgin coconut oil (VCO) could help fight coronavirus diseases (Covid-19) are underway, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Fortunato dela Peña announced on Wednesday.On his Facebook page, dela Peña said these would be hospital-based... Read More

DOST delivers biomedical devices to UP-PGH for Covid-19 patients

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) delivered on Tuesday 106 units of RxBox to the Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.RxBox is an innovation developed by researchers from UP Manila and UP Diliman with support from the DOST through the... Read More

UP-developed Covid-19 test kits up in April

MANILA --Field implementation of the University of the Philippines (UP)-developed diagnostic kit to detect coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is scheduled from April 4-25, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said Monday."The (ongoing) field validation... Read More

DOST eyes producing up to 10K 3D printed face shields 

MANILA -- To help those in the frontline in dealing with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) eyes producing as much as 10,000 3D printed face shields and donate these to health workers.In an online interview with the... Read More

Founder eyes bringing app to PH to enable parents track kids

MANILA --Parents can't always be with their kids, but would always want to see what they are doing, how they grow.Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff, who co-founded the Milky Chat app with his wife, eyes bringing this app in the Philippines soon.Basically, Milky Chat app works like a combination of Viber and... Read More

Faster weather forecasting via DOST research project this year

MANILA --The public can expect faster weather forecasting as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) eyes launching the ULAT (Understanding Lightning and Thunderstorm) research project this year.DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said this is the only research in the country that is... Read More

DOST to donate reusable masks to DOH, IATF

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and partners plan to start producing 500,000 reusable face masks, and donate the first batch to the Department of Health (DOH) and the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF), a staff said on Friday."With the implementation of the Enhanced Community... Read More

DOST to focus on researches that will help solve Covid-19 woes

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña on Wednesday said the department will focus first on researches that have the potential to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)."Maybe we will focus first on taking advantage of some researches... Read More

PH eyes launching 3 cube satellites in 2020

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is looking at launching three cube satellites or nanosatellites this year.DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña announced the launching of the two nanosatellites-- Maya-3 and Maya-4 -- in a presentation to the media last February... Read More

Dagupan students showcase innovative inventions

DAGUPAN CITY — A smart home, mirror, and trashcan are among the inventions of the students in Colegio de Dagupan (CdD) here.In an interview Monday, Grade 12 student Dexter de Guzman said he came up with a smart trashcan that does only serve its main purpose, but could prevent the spread of... Read More

DOST urges inventors to turn works to innovation

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging inventors to “transfer” their technology so it could have value."Until you convert your invention into innovation, it has no value. Are you going to transfer the technology? We challenge you. We hope... Read More

DOST officials hope more youth participation in STEM

MANILA --Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officials are hoping more youth would be interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and would also try innovation.In a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Taguig City, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña and... Read More

Moon, Venus alignment normal; no adverse effect on Earth

MANILA–An astronomer from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday the conjunction of the moon and planet Venus is a normal phenomenon, noting it has no adverse effect on Earth.Astronomer Mario Raymundo said the conjunction has no... Read More

DOST boosts disaster preparedness via expo

MANILA– Organized by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI), the Innovation on Disaster Preparedness and Response Expo will be held on March 11-14 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.With the theme, “Science for the... Read More

6 Filipinos get PhD scholarships from DOST, British Council

MANILA–Six Filipino researchers were granted PhD scholarships on Wednesday through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and British Council's Newton Fund Program.This research and innovation program aims to support the economic development of the country, recognizing that science,... Read More

DOST launches 'SPARTA' for data analytics training

MANILA –The Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) "Smarter Philippines Through R&D, Training and Adoption" (SPARTA) program, which aims to produce 30,000 data scientists via online learning, was officially launched on Monday in Makati City."In 1992, I was a scholar of DOST at a... Read More