Bacteria help rice grow more roots to fight drought, research says
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Results of a study reveal that a certain bacteria can induce larger and more extensive root system when applied to planted rice, thereby improving drought tolerance. The study was conducted by a group of scientists from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), along with students from Muñoz National High School in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. Led by Dr.Roel R. Suralta of PhilRice, the researchers reported that rice applied with a dose of the bacteria Streptomyces mutabilis showed improved drought tolerance because of its larger roots and more extensive root system. The study aims to improve the root system of rice grown in uplands where water is scarce. “Upland areas are 100% dependent on rainfall to support rice production,” said Suralta. “Due to the uncertainty of ra...   read full story

DOST-TAPI awards 554 IP certificates to stakeholders
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Some 554 intellectual property (IP) certificates were recently awarded to various Department of Science and Technology research and development institutes, state universities and colleges, high schools, and private inventors, a proof that Filipinos are becoming more aware of the need to claim ownership to their innovations and technologies. The DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) awarded a total of 61 copyrights, 19 utility models, and one industrial design to DOST-attached agencies. In addition, 335 copyrights and 37 utility models were given to SUCs while 89 copyrights and one utility model were handed over to science and national high schools. Further, three copyrights and eight utility models were awarded to private inventors. For the past decades, the DOS...   read full story

Tropical depression may enter PAR over the weekend — Pagasa
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — A low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) has intensified into a tropical depression midday Friday. The weather disturbance was last spotted 1,910 kilometers east of Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Adm...   read full story

Candelaria , Zambales niyanig ng Magnitude 3.6 na lindol
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019
Tumama ang magnitude 3.6 na lindol sa Zambales, Biyernes (Mar. 15) ng hapon. Sa datos ng Phivolcs, naitala ang episentro ng lindol sa layong 5 kilometers Northeast ng Candelaria dakong alas alas 2:20 ng hapon. May lalim itong 46 kilometers at tectonic ang origin.   Gayunman, walang napaulat na p...   read full story

Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental niyanig ng magnitude 3.3 na lindol
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Niyanig ng magnitude 3.3 na lindol ang bayan ng Jose Abad Santos sa Davao Occidental. Naitala ang pagyanig sa 131 kilometers South East ng Jose Abad Santos alas 12:11 ng tanghali ng Lunes, Oct. 29. Ayon sa Phivolcs, tectonic ang origin ng lindol at may lalim na 100 kilometers.   Hindi naman in...   read full story

Palace eyeing solutions to PH water challenges
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019
Malacañang is now preparing for short- and long-term solutions to address the country’s water needs, and proposals that will require executive action and the passage of new legislation. In a statement, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said that heads and representatives of the different government ...   read full story

Free robotics training conducted in Davao Occidental
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019
The DOST XI has partnered with the DepEd Davao Occidental in the conduct of the Arduino Robotics Training on March 05-06, 2019 at the Fishing Village, Davao Occidental. This activity was participated by ICT coordinators, science teachers, junior high school and senior high school students in the p...   read full story

Mapua engineers develop dam monitoring system
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019
A dam monitoring system developed by Mapua University engineering researchers and scientists may be a crucial tool to prevent future water shortage crises, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said. Enrico Paringit, executive director of the DOST Philippine Council for Industry, Energy a...   read full story

Mindanao Daily News El Salvador planetarium: a soon-to-be hub for educational tourists Minda-wide - Mindanao Daily News
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019
Officials laying the capsule down for the start of the Mindanao planetarium are (from left) Science and Technology Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr., Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Vicente Malano a...   read full story

Automated train prototype turned over by DOST to Bataan Peninsula State University for new Railway Engineering course
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019
PHOTO CREDIT: DOST Facebook Page The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Philippines turned over its Automated Guideway Transit prototype train to the Bataan Peninsula State University in Balanga City, Bataan on March 14. DOST, which also recently introduced the state-of-the-art 3D print...   read full story

La Mesa Dam, lalo pang bumagsak ang lebel ng tubig
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019
    Lalo pang sumadsad sa pinakamababang antas ang tubig sa La Mesa Dam. Sa pinakahuling monitoring ng pagasa hydro-meteorological division kaninang alas 6:00 ng umaga, nasa 68.63 meters na lang ang lebel ng tubig sa dam. Malayo ito sa 80.15 meters na normal high water level sa La Mesa Dam. H...   read full story