Science and Technology

DOST to hold food safety seminar for 30 street vendors in CDO

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology - Region 10 (DOST-10) will organize a food safety seminar for 30 street vendors on May 28, a project assistant told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday. This will be held at SEARSOLIN, Masterson Avenue, Cagayan De Oro City. "The slots are... Read More

DOST to hold 1st int'l confab on Science, Math in August

MANILA --For the first time, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) will hold an international conference on Science and Mathematics, to assess the state of these areas in education in the Philippines, its weaknesses and strengths in relation to... Read More

12 aspiring scientists to represent PH at int'l tech fair

MANILA -- Twelve aspiring scientists from different high schools nationwide were honored on Friday as representatives of the Philippines at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).ISEF, the largest pre-college science competition worldwide which gathers top young scientific minds... Read More

US plans to build the world's fastest supercomputer

WASHINGTON -- The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Tuesday its plan to deliver the world's most powerful computer in 2021, with a performance of about 12 times the speed rating of the fastest computing system built to date.The system, called Frontier and based on AMD's high-performance,... Read More

NASA's InSight lander detects first likely ‘marsquake’

LOS ANGELES -- NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely "marsquake," a NASA release said Tuesday.The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander's Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument, was recorded on April 6, the lander's 128th... Read More

DOST pushes ISO certification for testing labs in Western Visayas

BACOLOD CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is working to assist at least five laboratories in Western Visayas in acquiring International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification in the next three years.DOST-6 Regional Director Rowen Gelonga said in a statement on... Read More

Black hole has no effect on anyone, weather: astronomer

MANILA --An astronomer of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Friday the black hole has no effect on human beings and the weather."It is too far from Earth. It does not affect the weather. No effect on human beings," Mario Raymundo told the... Read More

5G: More than just faster connection

SHENZHEN, China -- Fifth generation or 5G mobile network has been a buzzword in the recent years.For an end-user standpoint, 5G will bring faster connection -- faster speed to upload and download photos, videos, and other files, as well as reduced delay in sending online messages or making online... Read More

DOST, other agencies showcase R&D results

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other government agencies on Wednesday presented various research and development (R&D) results during the National Research and Development Conference held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.These... Read More

DOST invites industries to adopt cacao processing technology

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) is inviting industries and entrepreneurs to adopt the cacao and tablea processing technology it has developed.Speaking at a forum held in Alabang, Muntinlupa on Friday, ITDI Food Processing... Read More

Balik Scientists air Filipino researchers' plights

MANILA --Even if the Balik Scientist Act was already signed into a law in June 2018, Filipino researchers and Balik Scientists (returning scientists) still experience challenges.In separate interviews with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), two Balik Scientists shared that among these challenges... Read More

Fourth industrial revolution topbills NRCP confab

MANILA -- At least 1,000 members of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) are expected to attend its annual scientific conference and general membership assembly on Monday at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.In an interview with the Philippine... Read More

DOST chief notes increasing 'Balik Scientists' may surpass target

MANILA -- There is an increasing trend among "Balik Scientists" (returning scientists) and, if this continues, might surpass the target for this year, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday.Balik Scientists... Read More

Seminar for MSMEs in QC on March 6

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) will conduct a seminar for micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs) on Wednesday (March 6) in Quezon City, which is aimed at helping them have a more organized and efficient workplace.The seminar, dubbed as the... Read More

PH genome center expands to Visayas, Mindanao

MANILA -- For more accurate results of the genomics research in the country, the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) has expanded its reach to Visayas and Mindanao, an official said on Friday.PGC executive director Cynthia Palmes-Saloma said in the first quarter of 2019, PGC satellite facilities have... Read More

New PH genomics lab to promote human genomes research

MANILA -- Disease outbreaks can now be controlled with precision and in less time.The Commission on Higher Education - Philippine California Advanced Research Institutes (CHED-PCARI) said the Shared Genomics Core Laboratory (SGCL) at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City would... Read More

DOST ventures into genomics health R&D

MANILA -- In an effort to be at par with the health technology of developed countries, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced on Wednesday that it invested more in genomics Health Research and Development.In a technology conference, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said... Read More

DOST taps Robogals to urge studes in robotics, eng'g

MANILA --Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 10 (Northern Mindanao) has tapped Robogals Cagayan de Oro to encourage more students to try the fields of robotics and engineering.Robogals is a non-government organization that aims to encourage students to engage in engineering topics by... Read More

DOST to turn over train prototype to Bataan State U

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will turn over an Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) prototype to Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) in Balanga City on March 14, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday. Developed by DOST... Read More

PCAARRD's project with restaurant expands this year

MANILA --The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources' (PCAARRD) assistance to Max's Restaurant in producing quality sweet potato will expand early this year, the Council has said. "PCAARRD has been a strong support to sweet potato (SP) breeding program and varietal... Read More