Science and Technology

Scientists make breakthrough in replacing Wi-Fi with Li-Fi

CHANGCHUN -- Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in creating full-color emissive carbon dots (F-CDs), which brings them one step closer to developing a faster wireless communication channel that could be available in just six years.Light Fidelity, known as Li-Fi, uses visible light from LED... Read More

Lockheed Martin reveals Mars landing plans

ADELAIDE -- US defense, aerospace and security giant Lockheed Martin on Friday revealed plans for a Mars lander and a base camp.Presenting during the final day of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, South Australia, Lockheed Martin revealed its new Mars Ascent Descent... Read More

I-TECH launched to commercialize Filipino inventions

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) and the Land Bank of the Philipines launched the I-TECH Thursday afternoon, aiming to help Filipino inventors commercialize their products.Through the I-TECH (Innovation and Technology... Read More

Local inventions shine in S&T week in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY-- Inventions to enhance local food processing, detecting potential bad posture, and computerized scoring of manual examinations have emerged as this year’s winners in the week-long Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE).Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional... Read More

Extinct ‘Pac-man’ frog was dinosaur killer: study

SYDNEY -- A new study has revealed that a long extinct frog known as Beelzebufo Ampinga, which lived in Madagascar more than 68 million years ago, was a dinosaur killer.The claim stems from a study on the bite force of South American horned frogs, otherwise known as Pac-man frogs due to their... Read More

Biggest, smallest animals face higher risk of extinction: study

SAN FRANCISCO -- Animals neither too big nor too small but just the right size face a lower risk of extinction than those on both ends of the scale, an international research team has found.Their report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the... Read More

NASA spacecraft Cassini on course into Saturn's atmosphere

LOS ANGELES -- The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Cassini spacecraft was on final approach to Saturn as mission navigators confirmed that it was on course to dive into the planet's atmosphere on Friday."Final approach: the spacecraft is on course to dive into... Read More

DOST, UPV, microfinance company partner for business competency

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the microfinance company Taytay sa Kauswagan Inc. (TSKI), and the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) have agreed to help entrepreneurs improve their competency.They inked a memorandum of agreement on their collaboration during... Read More

DOST recognizes best SETUP adopters in West Visayas

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday recognized the best provincial and regional adopters of the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) during the Regional Science and Technology Week on August 29-31.SETUP is DOST's nationwide program that aims to... Read More

Inventor offers product to keep poultry farms fly-free

DAVAO CITY – With the mounting complaints of flies and bad odor from poultry farms, a Davao inventor came up with a product that neutralizes odor and drives away house flies and crawling insects from poultry, piggery farms, markets, pet and animal feces and slaughterhouses.Virgilio Sangutan,... Read More

NASA's next Mars mission to probe deep interior of red planet

LOS ANGELES --The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s next Mars mission known as InSight, which is on track for a 2018 liftoff, will focus on examining the deep interior of Mars, the agency announced on Monday.The long form of InSight's name is Interior Exploration using... Read More

Experts call on UN to stop proliferation of 'killer robots'

SYDNEY -- Scientists from around the world have called for the United Nations (UN) to take action to stop the proliferation of "killer robots."At the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Melbourne on Monday, technology leaders from around the world congregated at the event,... Read More

Deep sleep reinforces learning of motor skills

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14 -- Neuroscientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep.In the study published in Nature Neuroscience, the researchers found that during non-rapid eye movement, or non-REM, sleep, slow... Read More

BPO industry advised to get skills upgrade amid AI advancement

MANILA, Aug. 8 -- Amid reports that advancement in artificial intelligence (AI) could affect around 40,000 workers in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, a senator has advised companies to move their workers up the skills ladder.“The best way to protect ourselves is to move our... Read More

PLDT, PAPTELCO partner to improve digital service in PH

MANILA, Aug 7 -- PLDT and its mobile subsidiary Smart Communications have bolstered its partnership with local telco operators to further enhance delivery of digital services and content to homes and offices across the country.PLDT and Smart, in collaboration with the Philippine Association of... Read More

Smart improves LTE coverage in Boracay

MANILA, Aug 7 -- Smart Communications has further improved its mobile Internet coverage in Boracay Island using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.In a statement Monday, Smart said in its partnership with Huawei Technologies Philippines, four component carrier (4CC) in Boracay have been... Read More