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DOST FPRDI's technologies featured in NSTW 2018
Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018
The DOST- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) joined the science community in celebrating this year's National Science and Technology Week (NSTW). Among the featured FPRDI technologies were the bamboo hot press machine and some furniture pieces made from old rubberwood trees. Photo by Kathleen Joy Bitao   The FPRDI-developed hot press machine (photo above) drastically cuts the production time of engineered bamboo from 6-8 hours to just 8-10 minutes. "Engineered bamboo products are bound bamboo fibers, particles, strips or slats. The material can be turned into furniture, handicrafts, panels and other novelty items and is often stronger and less prone to warping than equivalent solid woods," explained Dr. Rico J. Cabangon of FPRDI's...   read full story

Chulabhorn Graduate Institute - ASEAN Foundation Joint Post-graduate Scholarship Programme in Science and Technology (Academic Year 2019)
Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018
The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) and the ASEAN Foundation (AF) have entered into an agreement to develop highly qualified human resources in the area of science and technology within ASEAN Member States through the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute – ASEAN Foundation Post-graduate Scholarship Programme in Science and Technology (Phase 2: 2016 – 2022). The CGI is a multidisciplinary post-graduate academic institute established in 2005, under the initiative of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. The aim of CGI is to employ the most recent interactive teaching techniques used in world leading educational and research institutions to train trainees in the programme to be effective thinkers and leaders in their field of expertise, to better serve their countries'...   read full story

Call for Participation: 32nd Khwarizmi International Award
Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018
In its aim to recognize outstanding scientific contributions and achievements made by researchers, inventors, and innovators from all over the world, the Iranian Research Organization for Science and ...   read full story

APO and DAP offer free e-course on agribusiness management
Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018
The ballooning world population requires an increase of 70% on food production to feed 5.2 billion people in the continent and 9.2 billion in the world by 2050, according to Food and Agricultural Or...   read full story

DOST-PCHRD initiates building an ASEAN network, aims to strengthen health research in DRR
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
"With only few countries which have established global health research communities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in health in the ASEAN region, there is a need...   read full story

DOST FPRDI: Helping to bring home the Philippine Peso
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
After decades of depending on imported fibers, the Philippines may soon be able to make its own paper money using locally available plant materials. This, as researchers at the DOST-Forest Products Re...   read full story

PCHRD showcases health innovations at NSTW 2018
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
16-21 July, Pasay City - With the theme "Science for the People: Innovation for Collective Prosperity," this year's National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) 2018 highlighted science, techn...   read full story

DOST-PCIEERD CELEBRATES ITS 8TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGH INDUSTRY 4.0 FORUM
Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018
"Innov8 to Acceler8: Industry 4.0" Forum Keynote Speakers (L-R): Office of Senator Bam Aquino, Policy and Legislation Division Representative Paola Margarita Q. Deles; Philippine Institute for Devel...   read full story