Science and Technology

Dagupan students showcase innovative inventions

Dagupan students showcase innovative inventions

March 9, 2020, 9:19 pm

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

DOST urges inventors to turn works to innovation

March 7, 2020, 11:26 am

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 to see… Read More

DOST officials hope more youth participation in STEM

DOST officials hope more youth participation in STEM

March 4, 2020, 8:46 pm

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

Moon, Venus alignment normal; no adverse effect on Earth

February 28, 2020, 7:46 pm

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… Read More

DOST boosts disaster preparedness via expo

DOST boosts disaster preparedness via expo

February 27, 2020, 12:25 pm

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

6 Filipinos get PhD scholarships from DOST, British Council

February 26, 2020, 7:38 pm

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… Read More

DOST launches 'SPARTA' for data analytics training

DOST launches 'SPARTA' for data analytics training

February 24, 2020, 8:24 pm

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

DOST chief eyes improved PH global index ranking by 2022

February 19, 2020, 1:05 pm

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

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

February 17, 2020, 7:20 pm

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

AI processor "GOKU" for deep learning developed

February 12, 2020, 6:41 pm

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

More PH-Japan S&T collaboration underway

January 29, 2020, 8:10 pm

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, Information… Read More

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

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

January 8, 2020, 7:54 pm

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

DOST chief expects more IP registrations, approvals

January 8, 2020, 6:30 pm

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 of… Read More

DOST chief cites 2019 achievements in various fields

DOST chief cites 2019 achievements in various fields

January 4, 2020, 11:48 am

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

Cavite first common tower seen to boost PH telco services

December 20, 2019, 9:55 pm

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

Tissue culture lab for garden plants breaks ground in Bulacan

December 18, 2019, 7:52 pm

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

Smart leads 4G availability in PH: Opensignal

Smart leads 4G availability in PH: Opensignal

December 13, 2019, 3:34 pm

MANILA -- Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) took the lead in fourth generation/long term evolution (4G/LTE) coverage in the country, according to independent mobile analytics company, Opensignal. In a statement Thursday, Smart said the latest analysis from Opensignal, covering the period of… Read More

Edgardo Gomez, national scientist, dies at 81

Edgardo Gomez, national scientist, dies at 81

December 4, 2019, 7:54 pm

MANILA -- National scientist (NS) Edgardo Gomez, founder-director of the University of the Philippines’ Marine Science Institute (UPMSI), died at 81 on Sunday. “The UPMSI announces with deep sadness the demise of our beloved founder, who established the field of marine science in the country… Read More

More PH-SoKor student-faculty exchanges seen: DOST chief

More PH-SoKor student-faculty exchanges seen: DOST chief

November 30, 2019, 12:06 pm

MANILA --- Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la Peña is expecting more expanded scholarship programs and research collaborations between the Philippines and Republic of Korea particularly in the field of e-learning with the use of Information and Communications… Read More

PH startups to get grants from Singaporean firm

PH startups to get grants from Singaporean firm

November 21, 2019, 7:25 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) will soon look for startup firms, which will get grants from a Singaporean company and the agency, its chief said on Thursday. In a phone… Read More