The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) calls on photographers in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, to participate in the 17th Searca photo contest, which closes on November 30.
ILOILO CITY—The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) introduces initiatives in support of the environment.
The much-awaited and much-needed boon that will boost the income of its industry partners, the upgrading to a fully-automated commercial irradiator of the Multipurpose Gamma Irradiation Facility (MIF) is now finally completed, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) announced.
‘Philippine cashew farmers are burdened with a low return on capital for their work. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture [Searca] and the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Agricultural Research [DA-BAR] partly attribute this to the underutilization of the components of the cashew fruit,” said Science Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. in his message at the conference themed “Advancing Cashew Industry through Green Technology” held last November 3 at a hotel in Makati.
As a springboard to cultivate the ideas of young minds and to turn them into reality, the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) fosters a culture of science, technology and innovation through the Young Innovators Program (YIP).
In recognition of the initiatives that shed light on the interplay between mental health, research and spirituality, the Healthy Pilipinas Awards for Partners 2023 conferred the Gold Award to the Mental Health R&D Program of the R&D Management Division of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on October 27.
With the Filipino youth’s declining interest in pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses, and the rapid technological advancements happening all over the world, the Philippines is at risk of technological unemployment and widening income inequality.
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) highlighted the application of “sustainability science” and other strategic science interventions at the 2023 Global Research Council (GRC) Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting in Pasay City in October 18 to 20.
Photographers from Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, are invited to join the 17th Photo Contest being initiated by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) with the theme “Regenerating agri-ecosystems, lowering global boiling.”
Scientists from the University of the Philippines Diliman-College of Science have simplified the process of making microscopic composite flowers that can neutralize the highly carcinogenic azo dyes widely used in food, clothes and medicines, the UPD-CS Science Communications said.
PARIS—The “Mona Lisa” has given up another secret. Using X-rays to peer into the chemical structure of a tiny speck of the celebrated work of art, scientists have gained new insight into the techniques that Leonardo da Vinci used to paint his groundbreaking portrait of the woman with the exquisitely enigmatic smile.
BARAS, Rizal—Fossils of gastropods discovered in Masungi Georeserve’s limestones could be the “first and oldest” fossil record of its kind in the country, according to geologists and paleontologists from the University of the Philippines-National Institute of Geological Sciences (UP-NIGS).
Several major disasters have struck Mindanao in the past decade. These include Tropical Storm Sendong in 2011, severe El Niño effects on 2015 and 2016, earthquakes in 2019 and heavy rainfall-related incidents in 2022. These disasters resulted in significant number of human casualties and property damage.