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

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. —expire20@gmail.com 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. Localized outbreaks of flu occur almost every year in practically all countries. The flu viruses enter the mouth or nose by inhalation of droplets that are coughed, sneezed, or exhaled out by people with the disease; by direct contact with secretions from infected people; or by touching contaminated objects and then touching the nose or mouth with the hands. Signs and symptoms, clinical course and treatment of flu The signs and symptoms of flu are similar to those of common...   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

Huawei PH aiming push 'intelligent city' concept to DICT, DILG
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017
The local unit of Chinese tech firm Huawei recently threw its support behind the i-CiTY (intelligent city) Summit spearheaded by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). DICT secretary Rodolfo Salalima during th...   read full story

PH gov't unveils online platform for analyzing road crashes
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has launched a new platform called Data for Road Incident Visualization Evaluation and Reporting (Driver), a Web-based and open-source national system for geo-spatially recording and analyzing road crashes. The site, which has been developed with the suppor...   read full story

DepEd to deploy solar panels, PCs to public schools with no electricity
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017
In an effort to widen access to technology in far-flung areas, the Department of Education (DepEd) said it is set to distribute computer packages and solar panels to public schools in areas without available electricity. Photo credit: Phildev.org According to DepEd undersecretary Alain Del Pas...   read full story

Duterte gives green light to P75-B national broadband program
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte approved during a Cabinet meeting on Monday, March 6, the P75-billion national broadband plan that will be implemented by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Pres. Rodrigo Duterte Along with the broadband project, Duterte also signed an exe...   read full story