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DOST-TAPI sets webinar on IP valuation

The Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) will spearhead a knowledge-sharing webinar on the capabilities developed by the Department on intellectual property (IP) valuation.

Coral restoration in Marinduque begins

The Department of Science and Technology has collaborated with the provincial government of Marinduque, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), local government units and their fisherfolk to deploy coral transplantation technology off the coast of Buenavista, Marinduque, the DOST said in a news release.

PHL, Argentina discuss nuclear cooperation in bilateral meeting

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and representatives from the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship and INVAP discussed the applications of nuclear energy in medicine, agriculture, and energy production, among other topics, in a virtual bilateral meeting recently, the DOST said in a news release posted on its Facebook page.

DOST-PCAARRD rolls out patent mining to support changes in R&D, tech transfer

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) has rolled out the patent mining program for selected commodities to influence changes in research and development (R&D) and technology transfer prioritization in the agriculture, aquatic and natural resources (AANR) sector.

New species of land snail, micro mollusk found in Cebu

The tiniest snail in the world might be in the mountains of Argao, Cebu. This discovery is one of the accomplishments of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-funded project “Flora and Fauna Assessment Using Permanent Biodiversity Monitoring System in Cebu Island Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs),” under the Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (Nicer) program.

PCAARRD funds project to survey vulnerable ecosystems in Eastern Visayas

PALO, Leyte—The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) in Eastern Visayas Campus emphasized the importance of preserving biodiversity in the region through the Biodiversity and Vulnerable Ecosystems Research (BiVER) Program funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).

PHL, Thailand to collaborate in 8 S&T areas

The science agencies of Philippines and Thailand are set to work together in eight areas in science, technology and innovation. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Thailand agreed to work together in areas, including medical science, food processing, innovative agriculture, electronics and computer, nanotechnology, space technology, innovative start-up and metrology.

PHL native-plant conservation is focus of workshop

Recommendations, such as the revision of the list of threatened, endangered and critically endangered plants; simplification of the policies and protocols; revival of the Philippine Wild Flora Council; and the intensification of research and development (R&D) in Philippine native plants  and product development and its utilization, were among the outputs of a workshop for the conservation of Philippine native plants and flora.

Most innovative products recognized by industry

TEA-tums. Gracilaria. Sea Grapes Powder. Crispy Sprouted Mongo. These are only some of the 20 innovative food products developed from local raw materials in the Department of Science and Technology-Food Innovation Centers (DOST–FICs) in every region in the country.

Radio drama series on S&T launched

T bring science closer to the hearts of the Filipino people, the Department of Science and Technology-Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) recently launched a radio drama series entitled Handog ng Agham para sa Bayan [Gift of Science to the Nation].

Rizal NSHS tops CanSat tilt

IT was mission accomplished for Rizal National Science High School, as it bested 14 other schools to win in the second Can Satellite (CanSat) Competition at the 2016 World Space Week (WSW) celebration held recently in Los Baños, Laguna.

DOST agency inks accord on environmental protection, tech transfer and commercialization

THE Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through its Technology Transfer and Promotion Division, has partnered with private and public agencies in the areas of environmental protection and technology commercialization. These partnerships have been formalized through memorandum of agreements in the recent 2016 National Science and Technology Week at the DOST-PCAARRD complex.

Priming students for Asean science tilt

THROUGH the years, teaching has been considered a noble profession and one that entails dedication and self sacrifice. For what they have selflessly offered, teachers are now accorded more opportunities, and, subsequently, more responsibilities.

DOST’s Starbooks in Cavite

SAINT Dominic College of Asia in Bacoor, Cavite, is the newest addition to the growing list of academic institutions now equipped with the first digital science library in the Philippines, the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks, or Starbooks, of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Seaweed additive boosts rice yield by more than 65%

CAN a marine plant nurture the growth of another plant? Scientists from the National Crop Protection Center at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (NCPC-UPLB) conducted a research on the seaweed or carrageenan and employed innovative technology. It boosted rice yield by more than 65 percent.

PHL to hold 3rd nuclear congress in December

THE country will hold Third Philippine Nuclear Congress (PNC) that will gather representatives from the agricultural, industrial, medical, the government and academic sectors from December 7 to 9 in Manila. The nuclear congress will assess the state of nuclear science and technology and its contributions to national development. The third PNC will focus on the theme “Meeting Challenges through Nuclear Science and Technology for Sustainable Growth.”

Mimaropa students develop app for Filipino PWDs

AT first, you might think “I Hear U” is just a textspeak, sounding hip especially for today’s text generation. But I Hear U somewhere in Palawan is beyond that. It is an android mobile application to help persons with hearing impairment learn the ropes on finger spelling or communicating using alpha and numerical systems through hand gestures.   

High-school students show creative skills at science-agri poster contest

HIGH-SCHOOL students from Metro Manila and Laguna showed their creative genius at the recent “Likhang Sipag On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest” of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD). Now on its second year, the contest that was held during the recent 2015 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), aims to dramatize the linkage between the science and technology (S&T) and education sectors in achieving a strong S&T-based agri-economy as the country continually innovates for global competitiveness.

Bamboo forum to be held in S&T week

BAMBOO gets a share of the limelight at the 2015 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) as the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) holds a bamboo forum on July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 nn at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Admatel’s ISO/IEC 17025 marker unveiled

SCIENCE Secretary Mario G. Montejo recently unveiled the new ISO/IEC 17025:2005 marker of Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory (Admatel), a class 100K cleanroom laboratory, at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Complex in Bicutan, Taguig City.

Starbooks steps up library’s S&T content

LUCENA City—A scholar once said that the library plays a big role in the quality of education or in the development of lifelong learning skills. This was echoed by Quezon-based librarians, who believe that the quality of library contents could have effects on the quality of education. Thus, the Quezon Provincial Library (QPL) and the Librarians, Association of Quezon Province-Lucena Inc. partnered with the Department of Science and Technology, through the Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII), in bringing to the province the country’s first digital library, called the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station (Starbooks).

Scientists bag DOST-NAST environmental award

THEIR contributions in protecting the environment through their research projects enabled Forester Arsenio B. Ella of Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) and Ateneo de Manila University Assistant Prof. Dr. Severino G. Salmo III to bag the NAST Environmental Science Award (Nesa) organized by National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) on April 22 at a hotel in Makati.

‘Mang’ Tani, other science achievers honored

THE Department of Science and Technology’s National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) honored outstanding Filipino scientists, technologists and researchers, including TV weatherman Nathaniel A. Cruz, more popularly known as Mang Tani, during the 82nd NRCP General Membership Assembly and Scientific Conference held on March 11 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Weather forecasts not absolute, science exec says

ACKNOWLEDGING that weather forecasts are “not absolute,” an executive at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) advised disaster management agencies to focus more on “communicating uncertainty” in understanding and appreciating the science behind weather forecasts and typhoon warnings.

Die and mold center to help advance PHL’s manufacturing industry

THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is expected to help accelerate the pace of the manufacturing industry in the Philippines as the Die and Mold Solution Center (DMSC)—a one-stop solution for die and mold design and fabrication—starts running this year. The facility, housed inside the DOST’s Metals Industry Research and Development Center, is a project under the Makinarya at Teknolohiya Para sa Bayan, or MakiBayan Program.

PNRI-DOST boosts nuclear safety

THE Philippine Nuclear Research Institute-Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST) strengthened its capability in monitoring and irradiation through the latest additions in its stable of nuclear facilities.

500 college juniors qualify as science scholars

IN a bid to beef up the Philippines’s pool of science and technology (S&T) teachers, a total of 500 third-year college students passed the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) exam administered nationwide on October 18.