Science and Technology

DOST recognizes student champions in 11th YES Awards

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) on Thursday recognized more than 700 students from the National Capital Region during the 11th Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay... Read More

NRCP urged to work on more health-related issues

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña on Wednesday expressed the need for the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) to conduct more research that would address health-related concerns. Speaking at the “Enhancing the... Read More

NRCP seeks replication of bioremediation tech among agencies

MANILA --The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) seeks Congress' support in replicating the bioremediation technology developed by the University of the Philippines (UP), among government agencies, an executive has said.NRCP representatives, together with member Nelly Aggangan who... Read More

DOST execs note importance of Space Agency creation

MANILA -- Four executives of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday noted the importance of establishing a Space Agency in the country.In a forum held in Quezon City, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña stressed that having a Space Agency is essential to help strengthen... Read More

Businesses to benefit from PH Space Agency: DOST chief

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Pena said Tuesday businesses would also benefit once the country establishes its own Space Agency."The Philippines is gearing up for space industry," he said in a forum held at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig... Read More

DOST to capacitate 10 new research centers in 2019

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will assist at least 10 new research centers this year and at the same time will also urge industry-academe partnership for research and development (R&D) in every region, Secretary Fortunato dela Pena told the Philippine News Agency (PNA)... Read More

DOST continues to boost human resource, R&D capabilities

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is continuously exerting efforts to boost the country's human resource and research and development (R&D) capabilities.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), DOST Secretary Fortunato Dela Pena said providing scholarships... Read More

Study finds clues to living a stronger, longer life

CHICAGO -- Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) Life Sciences Institute have uncovered a cause of declining motor function and increased frailty in tiny aging worms, and identified a molecule that can be targeted to improve motor function.As humans and animals age, their motor functions... Read More

Empowerment of countryside researchers sought

MANILA -- The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRPC) is eyeing to empower more researchers in the countryside by providing them with funding support and training, an executive told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday afternoon.Gerry Perilla, overall chair of the NRCP's... Read More

New evidence changes human story by 600K years

SYDNEY -- New evidence strongly suggests that ancient humans occupied Northern Africa more than half a million years earlier than previously thought, adding a new chapter to the ever-changing story of our evolution.An international team led by Professor Mohamed Sahnouni and scientists from Algeria,... Read More

Nano technology offers hope for better cancer testing

LONDON -- Researchers have designed a new nano tool, which could become a new way of mining blood samples for information about cancer, according to a study released on Wednesday by The University of Manchester.Minimally-invasive blood tests have the potential to detect and monitor life-threatening... Read More

NASA's InSight spacecraft touches down on Mars

LOS ANGELES -- NASA's InSight spacecraft touched down safely on Mars on Monday, kicking off a two-year mission to explore the deep interior of the Red Planet.NASA's online live broadcast reported InSight touched down on Mars at approximately 2:54 p.m. EST (1954 GMT) on Monday, after a six-month,... Read More

Nobel laureate urges PH to form biobank

MANILA -- A Nobel laureate on Monday suggested that the Philippines form a biobank and urged governments to invest more in basic research.In a press conference in Manila, 1993 Nobel Prize winner Richard Roberts noted that collecting biological resources is inexpensive, while the price of DNA... Read More

DOST turns over digital library to women's center

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology in National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) turned over to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Women's Center in Taguig City a "Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station"... Read More

Unisys named leader in managed security services anew

BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania — NelsonHall has named Unisys Corporation as an overall market segment leader for managed security services for the second year in a row.NelsonHall's 2018 report measured the performance of nine major service providers. The scoring of vendors focused on the ability to... Read More

DOST to launch microsatellite to gather data on disasters

MANILA -- A more refined Filipino-made microsatellite -- the Diwata-2 -- is set to be launched on Oct. 29.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Friday afternoon, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara said the country's second... Read More

Science researchers urged to apply for innovation training in UK

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging researchers to apply for the Leadership in Innovation Fellowship (LIF) program, which sends Filipino researchers to the UK to undergo intensive training on innovation.The LIF is part of the Newton Agham Programme and aims to... Read More

DOST introduces salt ionization tech in Pangasinan

MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched the I-Salt project in Alaminos, Pangasinan, the introduction of a salt ionization technology for the town's salt makers. In a recent interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said... Read More

DOST chief reminds engineers of emerging technologies' potential risks

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña reminded engineers that while there are many opportunities and benefits one can get from emerging technologies, these may also bring potential risks. Speaking at the 16th National Congress of the... Read More

Scientists discover 'smarter' way to produce energy from sun

SYDNEY -- A team led by scientists at Australia's Curtin University have created a much cheaper and environmentally friendly way of turning solar energy into clean fuels like hydrogen.In a paper published on Tuesday, researchers described how they developed tiny nanocrystals as highly efficient... Read More