Science and Technology

Perseverance key to Hillary's Breakthrough Junior Challenge win

Perseverance key to Hillary's Breakthrough Junior Challenge win

December 27, 2017, 10:33 am

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

Woman holds on to faith, technology to save baby

December 4, 2017, 8:55 pm

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

DOST sees big support from Duterte admin

December 2, 2017, 11:23 am

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

Shop more with Acer's #MalayangPasko holiday promo

November 28, 2017, 8:02 am

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… Read More

DOST to showcase programs for SMEs, communities

DOST to showcase programs for SMEs, communities

November 21, 2017, 9:42 pm

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 towards… Read More

Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA

Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA

November 21, 2017, 12:25 pm

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

Special edition Yoga 920 laptop available in PH this December

November 10, 2017, 8:09 pm

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… Read More

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

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

November 10, 2017, 7:21 pm

MANILA -- Always wanting to be a Jedi? Lenovo Philippines and Disney have launched an augmented reality (AR) device that provides 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… Read More

4th Techno-Gabay Summit slated in Lucban, Quezon

4th Techno-Gabay Summit slated in Lucban, Quezon

November 8, 2017, 4:14 pm

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

DOST-ITDI offers 7 new food technologies

November 7, 2017, 6:48 pm

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

E-sensor device measures cacao bean quality instantly

November 6, 2017, 7:32 pm

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

Search for most innovative Science teaching materials on

November 3, 2017, 7:21 pm

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… Read More

Space travel sets off 'fireworks' of gene expression: NASA

Space travel sets off 'fireworks' of gene expression: NASA

October 25, 2017, 7:02 pm

WASHINGTON -- Space travel triggers genetic 'fireworks' - an increase in the process of turning genes on and off, a NASA study has found.  When retired astronaut Scott Kelly returned from the International Space Station (ISS) to Earth in March 2016, NASA's Twins Study researchers collected… Read More

NASA unveils new model to discover habitable worlds

NASA unveils new model to discover habitable worlds

October 23, 2017, 6:11 pm

LOS ANGELES -- Scientists of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have just come up with a new model to help allocate scarce observing time to the most promising candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life, according to a new research published this… Read More

DOST celebrates World Space Week

DOST celebrates World Space Week

October 10, 2017, 5:31 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) celebrated the World Space Week (WSW) via a two-day event organized by the Science Education Institute (SEI) in Cebu City. Every October 4-10, the WSW is being observed to gather students and teachers to learn more about space science and… Read More

Regional Science and Tech week set Oct. 10 to 14

Regional Science and Tech week set Oct. 10 to 14

October 7, 2017, 10:14 pm

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- The province of Kalinga will host the 2017 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) celebration themed “Science for the People 2017” from October 10 to 14. It is open to the public for free. Department of Science and Technology-Cordillera (DOST-CAR) Regional Director… Read More

Region 8 students off to World Robot Olympiad

Region 8 students off to World Robot Olympiad

October 3, 2017, 10:27 pm

TACLOBAN CITY-- The Philippine Science High School Eastern Visayas (PSHS-EV) campus is upbeat of garnering achievements in the upcoming World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in Costa Rica on November 10-12.  PSHS-EV campus director Reynaldo Garnace said on Tuesday that a team of student has made… Read More

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

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

October 3, 2017, 4:35 pm

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… Read More

Lockheed Martin reveals Mars landing plans

Lockheed Martin reveals Mars landing plans

September 29, 2017, 2:58 pm

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

I-TECH launched to commercialize Filipino inventions

September 29, 2017, 11:45 am

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