Science and Technology

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

DOST chief bares priorities for 2018

MANILA -- While the goals and targets of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have been set, the agency's chief eyes five priorities to work on for this year.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), Secretary Fortunato dela Peña summarized the priorities as... Read More

Perseverance key to Hillary's Breakthrough Junior Challenge win

MANILA -- Hillary Diane Andales, a Grade 12 student from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS)-Eastern Visayas in Palo, Leyte, recently won the 3rd Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an annual global science video competition. The 18-year-old student bested 11,000 young learners from 178 countries... Read More

Woman holds on to faith, technology to save baby

MANILA --Some people say parents would move heaven and earth if their kids are in danger.

For Jonalyn Belista, it was faith in God and technology that kept her holding on to save her baby Jermaine.

Two years ago in September, Jonalyn gave birth to Jermaine Briseis, her second... Read More

DOST sees big support from Duterte admin

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) sees huge support from the administration because apart from budget increase, President Rodrigo Duterte supports the "Balik Scientists" program."(Among Duterte's) priority bill is to have a Balik Scientist law,” Reynaldo Ebora, acting... Read More

Shop more with Acer's #MalayangPasko holiday promo

MANILA -- How would you like to shop, then shop some more items without spending extra cash? With technology and innovations firm, Acer, that's possible.Acer Philippines launched on Monday its #MalayangPasko holiday promo. Through the company's partnership with The SM Store, buyers of select Acer... Read More

DOST to showcase programs for SMEs, communities

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is holding a “Technical Session on DOST’s Major Programs and Projects” as one of the major activities during the 2017 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) regional celebration on Nov. 22-24.The event is geared... Read More

Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA

LOS ANGELES - US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment, or ASPIRE, the US space agency announced.The Mars rover mission set to launch in... Read More

Special edition Yoga 920 laptop available in PH this December

MANILA --Only less than 100 units of Star Wars Special Edition Yoga 920 laptop from Lenovo will be available in the Philippine market this December. Thus, the company encourages the public to pre-order at select SM Appliance Centers.This laptop can be availed for PHP 139,995, and can be pre-ordered... Read More

Lenovo, Disney launch AR headset for new 'Star Wars' experience

MANILA -- Always wanting to be a Jedi?Lenovo Philippines and Disney have launched an augmented reality (AR) device thatprovides full gaming experience for Star Wars fans.Called the "Lenovo Mirage Star Wars: Jedi Challenges", the AR device would be available in Philippine stores in December.... Read More

4th Techno-Gabay Summit slated in Lucban, Quezon

IMUS CITY, Cavite -- The 4th Techno Gabay Summit, to be held under the auspices of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) at the Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) in Lucban, Quezon on Nov. 9-10, is seen to be “the most celebrated gathering” of Farmers' Information and Technology... Read More

DOST-ITDI offers 7 new food technologies

LOS BAŇOS, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) will offer seven new food technologies for private food industry sector's use. Interviewed by PNA, Adelia M. Guevarra, ITDI senior science research specialist, said that ITDI... Read More

E-sensor device measures cacao bean quality instantly

LOS BAŇOS, Laguna -- A new electronic sensor device was developed by the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech), which could instantly measure quality of freshness of cacao beans.The new technology project, funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture,... Read More

Search for most innovative Science teaching materials on

MANILA --All elementary and secondary teachers nationwide are invited to submit proposals for the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute's (DOST-SEI) search for the most innovative teaching materials until November 10.The contest, dubbed as "Innobox", aims to encourage... Read More