DOST's S&T library-in-a box wins Anvil Awards
Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017
A library-in-a-box that offers science and technology (S&T) information materials to students and researchers even in remote areas recently knocked two awards in the recent 52nd Anvil Awards at Shangri-La Makati. STARBOOKS, or the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks, got the Gold in the Anvil Award for Public Relations Program: Directed at Specific Stakeholders, Students, Entrepreneurs, LGUs, Communities, and Indigenous Peoples; and Silver in the Anvil Award for Public Relations Tool: Multimedia/Digital. STARBOOKS also made it to the top three contenders in the Grand Anvil, the highest category aimed by 402 entries from brands, media, and PR agencies.“It was the first foray of DOST’s Science and Technology Information Institute (STII) into the com...   read full story

Call for Nominations: International Prize for Biology
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The International Prize for Biology was established in 1985 to commemorate the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his long devotion to biological research. It alsopays tribute to the present Emperor, His Majesty, Emperor Akihito, who has labored for many years to advance the taxonomical study of gobioid fish, while strivingcontinuously to elevate the international stature of the Prize. Each year, the International Prize for Biology is conferred upon a distinguished researcher in a field selected by the Prize Committee from among all the fields ofbiology. Based on nominations gathered from around the world, the Prize is awarded to a biologist judged to have a superlative record of achievements in the subject field.Once every decade, "systematic biology and taxonomy" is selected for the ...   read full story

PH, Thailand ink 5-year accord to strengthen S&T cooperation
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Scientific and technological (S&T) activities in the Philippines and Thailand recently got a big push as science and technology leaders in both countries signed a legally binding agreement to work together in promoting the development of S&T cooperation between said countries. Pres. Rodrigo Duter...   read full story

It's March time for a Flu shot
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Is it really advisable for the whole family to be immunized against flu? Please discuss flu in your column. Flu or influenza is an acute infection of the respiratory tract that is caused by any of the three types of influenza viruses (A, B, and C), each of which has several subtypes or strains. Loc...   read full story

UK-PH partnership earmarks P620M grant for research and innovation
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017
The success of science is borne on collaboration and partnership, so says British Ambassador Asif Anwar Ahmad as the UK government, through the Newton Agham programme, provided over £10 Million or Php 620 Million for collaborative projects. The Newton Agham programme, now on its third year, is a pa...   read full story

DOST's OneLab Project Bags BCYF Innovation Award
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017
The OneLab Network, a platform developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), was recently awarded the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF) Innovation Award under the government category. The BCYF recognizes innovative products, services, technologies, or initiatives that tran...   read full story

Call for Nominations: International Prize for Biology
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The International Prize for Biology was established in 1985 to commemorate the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his long devotion to biological research. It alsopays tribute to the present Emperor, His Majesty, Emperor Akihito, who has labored for many years to advance the taxonomical study of ...   read full story

'Diwata' warns of siltation in Palawan coastline
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017
An image taken by the Diwata-1 microsatellite shows areas in Brooke's Point and Sofronio Española towns in Palawan where traces of siltation are found. —PHOTO COURTESY OF PHL MICROSAT The country's "eye in the sky" is warning of possible siltation in Palawan province, touted asthe Philipp...   read full story

PH's first eco-friendly mineral processing plant built by DOST, UP
Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and University of the Philippines (UP) collaborated to build the country's first integrated gold-copper mineral processing plant which does not use harmful chemicals. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña led on Friday (March 10) the inauguration and tu...   read full story

Calling For Asia's Best Science Communicators
Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017
The Asian Scientist Writing Prize returns this year to turn a spotlight on the region's best and brightest science writers. AsianScientist (Mar. 1, 2017) - The Asian Scientist Writing Prize, Asia's premier science writing competition, is returning for a second run in 2017. Following the first suc...   read full story