Science and Technology

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

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