Science and Technology

DOST seeks collaborative R&D proposals for industries

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is seeking collaborative research and development (R&D) proposals from higher education institutions (HEIs) and Research and Development Institutions (RDIs) and their partner industries.The approved proposals, which need to be completed... Read More

Russia’s Progress cargo spacecraft splashes down in Pacific Ocean

MOSCOW -- The Progress MS-07 cargo spacecraft was deorbited on Thursday after a month of experiments and splashed down in the non-navigable area of the Pacific Ocean, the Russian Mission Control Center informed TASS."The fragments of the Progress MS-07 spacecraft that did not burn up in the... Read More

China, Japan develop aerotrain running 400-500 km/hour

BEIJING -- A high-speed aerotrain that could run 400 km. to 500 km. per hour is being developed by China and Japan in a joint effort, Chinese media Chongqing Morning Post reported.The aerotrain does not run on traditional fuel resources, such as coal, gas or electricity, and is expected to change... Read More

Finalists picked for Talent Search for Young Scientists

MANILA -- The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) bared the four finalists for the Talent Search for Young Scientists on Monday. The award aims to recognize young scientists and encourage them to further pursue their careers in Science. The four finalists presented their papers to the... Read More

SoKor gov't allots $626-M nanotech dev't budget for 2018

SEOUL -- South Korea's science ministry said Monday it will spend 669.3 billion won (US$626 million) this year on developing core nanotechnology know-how to improve the competitiveness of the country's industrial sector.The 2018 spending plan is up from 514.1 billion won earmarked in 2017 and aims... Read More

Diamonds from space may be from 'lost planet': Swiss research

GENEVA -- Diamonds in a meteorite that exploded over Sudan in 2008 provide compelling evidence of a "lost planet" that once existed at least four billion years ago in our solar system, according to a press release from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) on Sunday.An... Read More

Protein dilating blood vessels can treat heart disease

WASHINGTON -- American scientists revealed exactly how the heart and blood vessels stay healthy.A study, published on Thursday in the journal Cell, reported a protein called GPR68 that senses blood flow pressure, lending a new medical possibility for conditions, including ischemic stroke."It has... Read More

NASA launches planet-hunting spacecraft to find exoplanets

WASHINGTON -- The US’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) next planet-hunting spacecraft blasted off Wednesday from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.At 18:51 local time (2251 GMT), the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, started its journey into... Read More

Outstanding R&D Award finalists bared

MANILA -- The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) on Wednesday bared the finalists for the 2018 Department of Science and Technology (DOST) National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Outstanding Research and Development (R&D) Award.NAST Director Luningning Domingo told the... Read More

Privacy commission to probe Cambridge Analytica data breach

MANILA -- The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has launched an investigation into the data breach involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, wherein the personal information of more than a million Filipino users may have been shared without their consent.This, following the admission of Facebook... Read More

Lenovo launches new laptops for the workforce, millennials

MANILA -- Technology firm Lenovo launched on Thursday a new line of ThinkPads or laptops, which were touted to have been specifically designed for the workforce and the millennials.Lenovo Philippines said the new line, consisting of five new ThinkPads, is the company's way of helping provide... Read More

R&D council highlights value of social innovations in health

MANILA -- The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCHRD) celebrated its 36th anniversary on Friday, noting the importance of social innovations in health.In a program held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in... Read More

Website eCompareMo eases up financial sector with bot, other hi-tech

MANILA -- Singapore-based C88 Financial Technologies' eCompareMo, an online financial "supermarket" for banking, insurance and investment services, highlighted on Thursday the importance of technology to improve financial processes and the consumers' experience.In a press conference in Makati City,... Read More

Black hole theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

MANILA -- World-renowned physicist and best-selling author Stephen Hawking passed away at his home in Cambridge on Wednesday morning (March 14, 2018). He was 76.Born on January 8, 1942, Hawking became known for his scientific works on relativity and black holes. He made a theoretical prediction that... Read More

Samsung S9 'camera reimagined' now in PH

MANILA -- These days, people seem to love sharing photos of their travels, food trips, moments, and many other things. Others even express how they feel through photos.Considering this, Samsung has just launched what it considers as its "best phone" yet -- the S9, which carries the "camera... Read More

AIM, Acer launch PH’s 1st data science corporate lab

MANILA -- The Asian Institute of Management (AIM), together with electronics corporation Acer, Inc., launched the Philippines’ first data science corporate laboratory at the AIM in Makati Thursday.The laboratory called [email protected] (Analytics, Computing and Complex Systems) will serve as a... Read More

UK tech firms seek PH tie-ups

MANILA -- Various technology firms and smart cities companies from the United Kingdom (UK) have offered partnerships with local businesses here.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), Andrew Cockburn, head of Trade, Technology and Smart Cities under UK's Department of International... Read More

DOST to hold World Halal Assembly in Manila on Jan. 18-19

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology in Region XII will hold the World Halal Assembly in Manila on January 18-19.The international conference will serve as an avenue for experts, entrepreneurs, academe, government, and consumers to discuss views on the Halal industry.DOST XII has... Read More

Discovery may lead to faster-charging, longer-lasting batteries

WASHINGTON -- Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries, the most common type of battery used to power cell phones and electric cars, creating possibilities to develop batteries that "charge faster and... Read More

15 Filipino researchers to undergo intensive training in UK

MANILA -- Some 15 Filipino researchers will fly to the UK next week for an intensive two-week training course on innovation to help them boost potentials for entrepreneurship and commercialization.The training is part of of the 2018 Newton Agham Program's Leadership in Innovation Fellowship (LIF)... Read More