Science and Technology

DOST launches 'Siyensikat' TV program

DOST launches 'Siyensikat' TV program

July 8, 2019, 5:40 pm

MANILA -- In its bid to reach wider audience and inform the public about the wonders of science, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officially launched "Siyensikat" on GMA News Channel on Sunday. DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Pena told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that he will be… Read More

Young Ilocanos urged to take S&T courses

Young Ilocanos urged to take S&T courses

July 8, 2019, 4:57 pm

LAOAG CITY—The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) in Ilocos Sur is encouraging all highly competitive students entering Grade 7 to pursue Science and Technology courses and enjoy the perks of being a government scholar. In a press conference held in Laoag City Monday, Dr. Ronnalee Orteza,… Read More

Phivolcs to launch 4 disaster mitigation apps

Phivolcs to launch 4 disaster mitigation apps

July 2, 2019, 6:33 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology will soon launch four applications (apps) in relation to disaster risk reduction and mitigation. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said these apps are the… Read More

DOST, DILG set convergence meeting for research adaptation

DOST, DILG set convergence meeting for research adaptation

July 2, 2019, 6:14 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will meet with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for possible research adaptation by the latter. "We will have a convergence meeting with the DILG, because the PCIEERD (Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and… Read More

6 Filipino HS students to compete in UK Math Olympiad

6 Filipino HS students to compete in UK Math Olympiad

July 2, 2019, 3:10 pm

MANILA -- Six Filipino high school students will be competing at the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in the United Kingdom from July 11 to 22. They will compete against more than 600 students from 112 countries in the contest, which is considered as the most prestigious math… Read More

Huawei focuses on digital transformation in PH

Huawei focuses on digital transformation in PH

June 30, 2019, 6:18 pm

SHANGHAI – Information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices maker, Huawei, is bringing in innovative technology to the Philippines to benefit from the application of digital transformation. Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc. Vice President Daniel Guo said here that… Read More

Make the most of digitech, DICT exec urges public

Make the most of digitech, DICT exec urges public

June 29, 2019, 10:17 am

CARMONA, Cavite -- Amid a fast-changing digital landscape across the world, a senior consultant of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) urged the public to take advantage of technological breakthroughs in various ways. Former DICT undersecretary Monchit Ibrahim made… Read More

Kids increasingly exposed to online cyber attacks

Kids increasingly exposed to online cyber attacks

June 6, 2019, 6:32 pm

MANILA -- Internet cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab warned parents in the Philippines that their children are increasingly at risk from cybersecurity threats online. A study by Kaspersky revealed that web-based infections in the country increased by 230 percent at 31.89 million in 2018 compared to… Read More

PH robotics team to join int'l tilt, presentations until November

PH robotics team to join int'l tilt, presentations until November

June 1, 2019, 9:24 am

MANILA -- After winning gold in the First Lego League (FLL) Open International competition in Turkey this month, the Philippine Robotics National Team, represented by Kid Imagineers from Dr. Yanga’s College Inc., will attend various international robotics tilt and presentations set until… Read More

DOST seeks innovative teaching methods

DOST seeks innovative teaching methods

May 31, 2019, 3:36 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) has urged Science and Math teachers to submit innovative teaching proposals to receive funding. Nine approved proposals (three teachers or groups allowed in three categories) will each receive a PHP50,000… Read More

NAST wants further study on Manila Bay reclamation plans

NAST wants further study on Manila Bay reclamation plans

May 29, 2019, 6:59 pm

MANILA -- The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has recommended further study on the Manila Bay reclamation plans or projects. "We are mandated to advise the President on matters related to science and technology. We would create recommendations which we would gather from… Read More

Multi-million peso biz incubation facility to rise in NegOr

Multi-million peso biz incubation facility to rise in NegOr

May 24, 2019, 5:20 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY -- A multi-million peso business incubation facility, to be managed and operated by Silliman University (SU), will soon rise in San Antonio, Sibulan, Negros Oriental. The facility is designed to foster technological innovation and entrepreneurial talent, as well as develop… Read More

DOST marks World Metrology Day with lab inauguration

DOST marks World Metrology Day with lab inauguration

May 21, 2019, 11:55 am

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) celebrated World Metrology Day on Monday by inaugurating the state-of-the-art National Metrology Laboratory (NML) at its compound in Bicutan, Taguig City. DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara said private firms can now have their… Read More

DOST to hold food safety seminar for 30 street vendors in CDO

DOST to hold food safety seminar for 30 street vendors in CDO

May 15, 2019, 6:39 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Region 10 (DOST-10) will organize a food safety seminar for 30 street vendors on May 28, a project assistant told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday. This will be held at SEARSOLIN, Masterson Avenue, Cagayan De Oro City. "The slots… Read More

DOST to hold 1st int'l confab on Science, Math in August

DOST to hold 1st int'l confab on Science, Math in August

May 14, 2019, 8:01 pm

MANILA -- For the first time, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) will hold an international conference on Science and Mathematics, to assess the state of these areas in education in the Philippines, its weaknesses and strengths in relation to… Read More

12 aspiring scientists to represent PH at int'l tech fair

12 aspiring scientists to represent PH at int'l tech fair

May 10, 2019, 5:31 pm

MANILA -- Twelve aspiring scientists from different high schools nationwide were honored on Friday as representatives of the Philippines at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF, the largest pre-college science competition worldwide which gathers top young scientific… Read More

US plans to build the world's fastest supercomputer

US plans to build the world's fastest supercomputer

May 8, 2019, 3:23 pm

WASHINGTON -- The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Tuesday its plan to deliver the world's most powerful computer in 2021, with a performance of about 12 times the speed rating of the fastest computing system built to date. The system, called Frontier and based on AMD's high-performance,… Read More

NASA's InSight lander detects first likely ‘marsquake’

NASA's InSight lander detects first likely ‘marsquake’

April 24, 2019, 3:47 pm

LOS ANGELES -- NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely "marsquake," a NASA release said Tuesday. The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander's Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument, was recorded on April 6, the lander's 128th… Read More

DOST pushes ISO certification for testing labs in Western Visayas

DOST pushes ISO certification for testing labs in Western Visayas

April 22, 2019, 9:00 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is working to assist at least five laboratories in Western Visayas in acquiring International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification in the next three years. DOST-6 Regional Director Rowen Gelonga said in a statement on… Read More

Black hole has no effect on anyone, weather: astronomer

Black hole has no effect on anyone, weather: astronomer

April 12, 2019, 6:21 pm

MANILA -- An astronomer of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Friday the black hole has no effect on human beings and the weather.  "It is too far from Earth. It does not affect the weather. No effect on human beings," Mario Raymundo… Read More