Science and Technology

Empowerment of countryside researchers sought

Empowerment of countryside researchers sought

December 11, 2018, 9:00 pm

MANILA -- The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRPC) is eyeing to empower more researchers in the countryside by providing them with funding support and training, an executive told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday afternoon. Gerry Perilla, overall chair of the NRCP's… Read More

New evidence changes human story by 600K years

New evidence changes human story by 600K years

December 3, 2018, 11:50 am

SYDNEY -- New evidence strongly suggests that ancient humans occupied Northern Africa more than half a million years earlier than previously thought, adding a new chapter to the ever-changing story of our evolution. An international team led by Professor Mohamed Sahnouni and scientists from… Read More

Nano technology offers hope for better cancer testing

Nano technology offers hope for better cancer testing

November 30, 2018, 3:57 pm

LONDON -- Researchers have designed a new nano tool, which could become a new way of mining blood samples for information about cancer, according to a study released on Wednesday by The University of Manchester. Minimally-invasive blood tests have the potential to detect and monitor… Read More

NASA's InSight spacecraft touches down on Mars

NASA's InSight spacecraft touches down on Mars

November 27, 2018, 12:58 pm

LOS ANGELES -- NASA's InSight spacecraft touched down safely on Mars on Monday, kicking off a two-year mission to explore the deep interior of the Red Planet. NASA's online live broadcast reported InSight touched down on Mars at approximately 2:54 p.m. EST (1954 GMT) on Monday, after a six-month,… Read More

Nobel laureate urges PH to form biobank

Nobel laureate urges PH to form biobank

November 19, 2018, 6:55 pm

MANILA -- A Nobel laureate on Monday suggested that the Philippines form a biobank and urged governments to invest more in basic research. In a press conference in Manila, 1993 Nobel Prize winner Richard Roberts noted that collecting biological resources is inexpensive, while the price of DNA… Read More

DOST turns over digital library to women's center

DOST turns over digital library to women's center

November 15, 2018, 6:53 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology in National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) turned over to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Women's Center in Taguig City a "Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station" (STARBOOKS).… Read More

Unisys named leader in managed security services anew

Unisys named leader in managed security services anew

October 31, 2018, 8:52 pm

BLUE BELL, Pennsylvania — NelsonHall has named Unisys Corporation as an overall market segment leader for managed security services for the second year in a row. NelsonHall's 2018 report measured the performance of nine major service providers. The scoring of vendors focused on the ability to… Read More

DOST to launch microsatellite to gather data on disasters

DOST to launch microsatellite to gather data on disasters

October 26, 2018, 9:23 pm

MANILA -- A more refined Filipino-made microsatellite -- the Diwata-2 -- is set to be launched on Oct. 29. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Friday afternoon, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara said the country's second… Read More

Science researchers urged to apply for innovation training in UK

Science researchers urged to apply for innovation training in UK

October 15, 2018, 9:14 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging researchers to apply for the Leadership in Innovation Fellowship (LIF) program, which sends Filipino researchers to the UK to undergo intensive training on innovation. The LIF is part of the Newton Agham Programme and aims to… Read More

DOST introduces salt ionization tech in Pangasinan

DOST introduces salt ionization tech in Pangasinan

October 10, 2018, 10:07 pm

MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched the I-Salt project in Alaminos, Pangasinan, the introduction of a salt ionization technology for the town's salt makers. In a recent interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said there… Read More

DOST chief reminds engineers of emerging technologies' potential risks

DOST chief reminds engineers of emerging technologies' potential risks

October 4, 2018, 1:06 pm

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña reminded engineers that while there are many opportunities and benefits one can get from emerging technologies, these may also bring potential risks. Speaking at the 16th National Congress of the Philippine… Read More

Scientists discover 'smarter' way to produce energy from sun

Scientists discover 'smarter' way to produce energy from sun

September 25, 2018, 1:25 pm

SYDNEY -- A team led by scientists at Australia's Curtin University have created a much cheaper and environmentally friendly way of turning solar energy into clean fuels like hydrogen. In a paper published on Tuesday, researchers described how they developed tiny nanocrystals as highly efficient… Read More

DOST inks MOA for grants to promising researchers

DOST inks MOA for grants to promising researchers

September 1, 2018, 7:36 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology has inked a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with young innovators over the weekend, to provide them research grants and stipends. The young innovators were those chosen for the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology… Read More

Scientists confirm water ice on moon's surface for first time

Scientists confirm water ice on moon's surface for first time

August 28, 2018, 12:19 pm

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, scientists have directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the moon's surface, US space agency NASA has said. Most of the newly-found water ice lies in the shadows of craters near the moon's polar regions, where sunlight never reaches and the warmest… Read More

Students urged anew to apply for DOST’s scholarship program

Students urged anew to apply for DOST’s scholarship program

August 25, 2018, 6:58 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Saturday reiterated its call to senior high school students to apply for the agency’s Undergraduate Scholarship Program. “Ang isa kong hamon ay iyong ating mga kabataan na talagang may interes at may kagalingan sa (One of my… Read More

California firm launches driverless grocery delivery

California firm launches driverless grocery delivery

August 20, 2018, 1:56 pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California-based autonomous driving startup Nuro said it has begun pilot driverless grocery delivery service in the state of Arizona in partnership with Kroger, the largest US operator of traditional supermarkets. "Grocery delivery with Nuro self-driving vehicles starts today!… Read More

Many exoplanets may contain as much as 50% water

Many exoplanets may contain as much as 50% water

August 20, 2018, 12:11 pm

WASHINGTON -- Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of planets orbiting other stars that are between two to four times the size of Earth.The study presented at this week's Goldschmidt conference held in Boston will have implications for the search of life in our… Read More

Samsung upgrades S pen, battery, memory in Note 9

Samsung upgrades S pen, battery, memory in Note 9

August 16, 2018, 11:01 am

MANILA -- Do you often feel shy asking someone to take another photo of you? You plan to post this in your Instagram account but you hesitate to tell a stranger what to do for this shot. Samsung Note 9's S Pen might help you. Officially launched Tuesday afternoon, the Galaxy Note 9 features an S… Read More

Chinese astronomers discover giant star rich in lithium

Chinese astronomers discover giant star rich in lithium

August 7, 2018, 12:28 pm

BEIJING -- Chinese astronomers have discovered the most lithium-rich giant star ever known, which could shed new light on the evolution of the universe. With 3,000 times more lithium than a normal star, it was found in the direction of Ophiuchus, on the north side of the galactic disk, at a… Read More

Scientists verify Einstein's theory of relativity

Scientists verify Einstein's theory of relativity

July 30, 2018, 2:59 pm

BERLIN -- A group of scientists have recently verified Einstein's theory of relativity by observing how a fast-moving star's light waves were changed as it approached a supermassive black hole, according to the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. Scientists at the European Southern Observatory… Read More