Science and Technology

Local inventions shine in S&T week in Eastern Visayas

Local inventions shine in S&T week in Eastern Visayas

September 22, 2017, 5:59 pm

TACLOBAN CITY-- Inventions to enhance local food processing, detecting potential bad posture, and computerized scoring of manual examinations have emerged as this year’s winners in the week-long Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE). Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional… Read More

Extinct ‘Pac-man’ frog was dinosaur killer: study

Extinct ‘Pac-man’ frog was dinosaur killer: study

September 21, 2017, 7:13 pm

SYDNEY -- A new study has revealed that a long extinct frog known as Beelzebufo Ampinga, which lived in Madagascar more than 68 million years ago, was a dinosaur killer. The claim stems from a study on the bite force of South American horned frogs, otherwise known as Pac-man frogs due to their… Read More

Biggest, smallest animals face higher risk of extinction: study

Biggest, smallest animals face higher risk of extinction: study

September 19, 2017, 5:17 pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- Animals neither too big nor too small but just the right size face a lower risk of extinction than those on both ends of the scale, an international research team has found. Their report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the… Read More

NASA spacecraft Cassini on course into Saturn's atmosphere

NASA spacecraft Cassini on course into Saturn's atmosphere

September 14, 2017, 4:54 pm

LOS ANGELES -- The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Cassini spacecraft was on final approach to Saturn as mission navigators confirmed that it was on course to dive into the planet's atmosphere on Friday. "Final approach: the spacecraft is on course to dive into Saturn's… Read More

DOST, UPV, microfinance company partner for business competency

DOST, UPV, microfinance company partner for business competency

August 30, 2017, 8:02 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the microfinance company Taytay sa Kauswagan Inc. (TSKI), and the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) have agreed to help entrepreneurs improve their competency. They inked a memorandum of agreement on their collaboration… Read More

DOST recognizes best SETUP adopters in West Visayas

DOST recognizes best SETUP adopters in West Visayas

August 30, 2017, 7:53 pm

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday recognized the best provincial and regional adopters of the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) during the Regional Science and Technology Week on August 29-31. SETUP is DOST's nationwide program that aims… Read More

Inventor offers product to keep poultry farms fly-free

Inventor offers product to keep poultry farms fly-free

August 29, 2017, 3:06 pm

DAVAO CITY – With the mounting complaints of flies and bad odor from poultry farms, a Davao inventor came up with a product that neutralizes odor and drives away house flies and crawling insects from poultry, piggery farms, markets, pet and animal feces and slaughterhouses. Virgilio Sangutan,… Read More

NASA's next Mars mission to probe deep interior of red planet

NASA's next Mars mission to probe deep interior of red planet

August 29, 2017, 2:02 pm

LOS ANGELES -- The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s next Mars mission known as InSight, which is on track for a 2018 liftoff, will focus on examining the deep interior of Mars, the agency announced on Monday. The long form of InSight's name is Interior Exploration using… Read More

Experts call on UN to stop proliferation of 'killer robots'

Experts call on UN to stop proliferation of 'killer robots'

August 21, 2017, 1:45 pm

SYDNEY -- Scientists from around the world have called for the United Nations (UN) to take action to stop the proliferation of "killer robots." At the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Melbourne on Monday, technology leaders from around the world congregated at the… Read More

Deep sleep reinforces learning of motor skills

Deep sleep reinforces learning of motor skills

August 14, 2017, 9:12 am

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14 -- Neuroscientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep. In the study published in Nature Neuroscience, the researchers found that during non-rapid eye movement, or non-REM, sleep,… Read More

BPO industry advised to get skills upgrade amid AI advancement

BPO industry advised to get skills upgrade amid AI advancement

August 8, 2017, 3:18 pm

MANILA, Aug. 8 -- Amid reports that advancement in artificial intelligence (AI) could affect around 40,000 workers in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, a senator has advised companies to move their workers up the skills ladder. “The best way to protect ourselves is to move our… Read More

PLDT, PAPTELCO partner  to improve digital service in  PH

PLDT, PAPTELCO partner to improve digital service in PH

August 7, 2017, 6:52 pm

MANILA, Aug 7 -- PLDT and its mobile subsidiary Smart Communications have bolstered its partnership with local telco operators to further enhance delivery of digital services and content to homes and offices across the country. PLDT and Smart, in collaboration with the Philippine Association of… Read More

Smart improves LTE coverage in Boracay

Smart improves LTE coverage in Boracay

August 7, 2017, 6:45 pm

MANILA, Aug  7 -- Smart Communications has further improved its mobile Internet coverage in Boracay Island using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. In a statement Monday, Smart said  in its partnership with Huawei Technologies Philippines, four component carrier (4CC) in Boracay have been… Read More