Science and Technology

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

DOST chief eyes improved PH global index ranking by 2022

MANILA --Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña eyes the Philippines to rank 42nd in the Global Innovation Index (GII) by 2022, three years after placing 54th in 2019.GII is a ranking of world economies based on innovative capabilities. The country's 2019... Read More

DOST, other agencies look for ways to boost PH's GII ranking

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), along with other government agencies, held a closed-door meeting on Monday to discuss ways to boost the country's Global Innovation Index (GII) ranking.GII is a ranking of world economies based on innovative capabilities. In 2019, the... Read More

AI processor "GOKU" for deep learning developed

FUKUOKA, Japan -- TRIPLE-1, Inc. (TRIPLE-1) based in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, has announced the development of the AI processor "GOKU" for deep learning that uses the world's cutting-edge 5-nanometer process.Overview "GOKU" is an AI processor for deep learning that uses the world-leading 5-nm... Read More

More PH-Japan S&T collaboration underway

MANILA --Filipinos may look forward to continuous partnerships in the field of science and technology (S&T) between Japan and the Philippines, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said Wednesday.Dela Peña said his Japanese counterpart,... Read More

DOST to further promote metrology after staff wins int'l award

MANILA --With the recent international recognition gained by one of its staff in the field of metrology, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) plans to further strengthen and promote this field of science, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said Wednesday.Benilda Ebarvia, assistant... Read More

DOST chief expects more IP registrations, approvals

MANILA --Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said he is expecting more intellectual property (IP) applications and approvals with last month’s launch of the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) 2020-2025."Awareness campaign, strengthening... Read More

DOST chief cites 2019 achievements in various fields

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday cited numerous achievements in various fields in 2019.Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said these include accomplishments in the fields of transportation, healthcare, disaster mitigation.He also said it was in 2019 when the... Read More

Cavite first common tower seen to boost PH telco services

BACOOR CITY, Cavite - The country's hope to get 5G, or the fifth generation wireless networking architecture, takes a big step Thursday with the groundbreaking of the first common tower at Addas Greenfield Village here.Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary... Read More

Tissue culture lab for garden plants breaks ground in Bulacan

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan -- The first Innovative Tissue Culture Laboratory (iLAB) for ornamental plants in this province will soon rise in Barangay Sta. Cruz here.Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña, together with DOST-3 (Central Luzon) Regional Director Julius... Read More