Science and Technology

DOST urges students to take up STEM via robotics tilt

DOST urges students to take up STEM via robotics tilt

November 14, 2019, 10:21 am

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) on Wednesday urged students to take up STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) courses in college, via a robotics competition. First launched in 2011, the "Tagisang Robotics" tilt is back after… Read More

Tech biz group allays fears on AI

Tech biz group allays fears on AI

November 14, 2019, 9:36 am

MANILA -- A session in the 11th International Innovation Summit (IIS) organized by the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) on Tuesday clarified that artificial intelligence (AI) would not replace jobs, contrary to the beliefs and fear of some. "Imagine being told by a… Read More

DOST hopes to open up 13K scholarship slots in 2020

DOST hopes to open up 13K scholarship slots in 2020

November 11, 2019, 9:36 pm

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Pena on Monday said he is hoping to increase the agency’s scholars to at least 13,000 in 2020 after a big number of students took the scholarship exam last October. "Eleven thousand at the least, but hopefully we… Read More

DOST to train 30K people on data science, analytics

DOST to train 30K people on data science, analytics

November 11, 2019, 5:05 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in partnership with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), will train 30,000 individuals on data science and analytics, its chief said on Monday. Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the program would run… Read More

Phivolcs launches web app that can analyze tsunami risk areas

Phivolcs launches web app that can analyze tsunami risk areas

November 5, 2019, 7:13 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday officially launched a website application that can generate maps and analytics of areas exposed to tsunami risk.Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said the website GeoAnalyticsPH was launched as the country joined… Read More

DOST, Korea lead groundbreaking of mold tech support center

DOST, Korea lead groundbreaking of mold tech support center

October 31, 2019, 9:22 pm

MANILA -- The Philippines, through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Korean government, on Wednesday led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mold Technology Support Center (MTSC) in Cavite, which aims to provide human resource development and technology upgrading for molding… Read More

Yamaha Fine Technologies unveils new measurement system

Yamaha Fine Technologies unveils new measurement system

October 21, 2019, 9:15 pm

HAMAMATSU, Japan, Oct. 21, 2019 (Kyodo JBN- AsiaNet) -- Yamaha Fine Technologies Co., Ltd. (HQ: 283 Aoya-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu; CEO: Yasuhiro Nakada) has developed the Micro Prober MP series of measurements systems capable of continuously inspecting the high-frequency characteristics of… Read More

DOST, Italy to partner on liver research

DOST, Italy to partner on liver research

October 21, 2019, 7:12 pm

MANILA -- A region in Italy, through its Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze, has offered a partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in liver research, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said over the weekend. Dela Peña recently visited Trieste, a region in Italy, which he… Read More

DOST unveils major projects in Western Visayas

DOST unveils major projects in Western Visayas

October 21, 2019, 6:38 pm

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Monday launched various projects to highlight the week-long celebration of the Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) and 2019 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE) in Western Visayas that kicked off in this city.… Read More

Solidum gets add'l post

Solidum gets add'l post

October 18, 2019, 6:41 pm

MANILA -- Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) officer-in-charge (OIC) Renato Solidum Jr. gets additional post as Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services, according to DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Pena on Friday. "He… Read More

Acer, Microsoft partner for certification program in PH schools

Acer, Microsoft partner for certification program in PH schools

October 14, 2019, 7:32 pm

MANILA -- Acer Philippines and Microsoft Philippines on Monday joined hands to further boost digital literacy among students. The two firms, via the Acer Academy, will soon offer Microsoft certification program to the academy's 188 partner schools. The Acer Academy is a program that targets to… Read More

PH, China to help future researchers, start-ups

PH, China to help future researchers, start-ups

October 8, 2019, 6:55 pm

MANILA -- The Philippines and China would assist future researchers as well as start-up companies from both countries through scholarships and partnerships, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said on Tuesday. "The president of Chinese Academy of Science… Read More

31st MathSci Week slated Oct. 14-18

31st MathSci Week slated Oct. 14-18

October 7, 2019, 10:36 pm

MANILA – The University of the Philippines Los Baños Mathematical Sciences Society (UPLB MASS) proudly brings you the 31st Mathematical Sciences Week (MathSci Week) themed “Smart Solutions: Enhancing Risk Reduction Management to Build a More Disaster-Resilient Nation”. This is an annual… Read More

LandBank urges inventors to avail of assistance

LandBank urges inventors to avail of assistance

October 2, 2019, 7:56 pm

MANILA -- The Land Bank of the Philippines is inviting Filipino inventors to avail of its assistance to commercialize their inventions, an executive said.  "We encourage borrowers to avail of this assistance. Because as of now, only a few have availed (of) this, and we have allotted a huge fund… Read More

Schneider Electric launches first ‘HyperPod’ in PH

Schneider Electric launches first ‘HyperPod’ in PH

September 25, 2019, 9:11 pm

MANILA -- Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, on Tuesday launched its first containment solution in the Philippines that helps businesses become smarter consumers of energy. With its newest innovation, "HyperPod", the company transforms the… Read More

Desalination not yet feasible in PH: MWSS

Desalination not yet feasible in PH: MWSS

September 24, 2019, 7:33 pm

MANILA -- The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has been working on ways to increase the supply of water in response to the woes of customers, who experience crises every year, particularly during the dry season. However, as brilliant as it may seem, desalination cannot be among… Read More

Gov’t to fund over 44K science scholars in 2020

Gov’t to fund over 44K science scholars in 2020

September 22, 2019, 2:30 pm

MANILA -- Government will be funding the studies of 44,475 science scholars next year -- including 1,927 in PhD and 4,264 in Masters’ programs -- as part of the “national talent pool the country needs to win the future,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Sunday. The 2020 cost… Read More

DOST launches action plan to assist more MSMEs

DOST launches action plan to assist more MSMEs

September 18, 2019, 7:16 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology has launched a promotional activity to reach out more micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), an official announced on Wednesday. "We have launched the 'SPICES to DOST LabS', a promotional activity wherein we hold tours (of our facilities)… Read More

DOST urges reg'l institutions to apply for funding

DOST urges reg'l institutions to apply for funding

September 11, 2019, 5:16 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is encouraging more regional higher education institutions (HEIs) to apply for funding to develop a niche center. "We are looking for research or project proposals that have social and economic impacts," DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina… Read More

Dela Pena 'inspired' with solons' support to S&T

Dela Pena 'inspired' with solons' support to S&T

September 9, 2019, 7:10 pm

MANILA -- Despite cutting the proposed budget for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2020 into half, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said he felt inspired by the legislators' support to science and technology (S&T). "Despite the many questions they asked, and despite that the… Read More