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DOST-Pisay scholar wins global science competition
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017
Grade 12 student Hillary Diane Andales from the Philippine Science High School- Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte bagged the grand prize of the 3rd Breakthrough Junior Challenge last December 3, 2017 (December 4 in Manila) at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, USA. In her winning entry, Andales explained about the concept of relativity and the equivalence of reference frame. (The video entry can be accessed through this link: https://www.facebook.com/BreakthroughPrize/videos/1907249605967053/ ) After being a finalist for two consecutive years, Andales bested more than 10,000 students from 178 countries around the world. As the grand prize winner, the 18-year-old Palo, Leyte resident received a $250,000 (?12,670,000) college scholarship, as well as a $50,000...   read full story

Philippines Hosts 4th ASEANTOM Annual Meeting
Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017
   Philippines Succesfully Hosts 4th ASEANTOM Annual Meeting Representatives from the various nuclear regulatory bodies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met in the Philippines as it hosted the 4th Annual ASEANTOM Meeting and Technical Session on Nuclear Security on December 7 to 8, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Quezon City. The ASEANTOM, or ASEAN Network of Regulatory Bodies on Atomic Energy, was established in 2013 to strengthen nuclear safety, security, and safeguards by enhancing cooperation and complementing the work among the ASEAN countries with the existing mechanisms at the national, regional, and international levels. The countries participating in the ASEANTOM are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, P...   read full story

DOST new exhibit hopes to attract more kids to admire science
Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017
Diwata-1 engineers Benjamin Magallon, Kaye Vergel, Delburg Mitchao and John Leur Labrador with Phil-Microsat head Joel Marciano at the opening of the "Discover Diwata-1" exhibit at the Museo Pambata...   read full story

APCTT's 13th Governing Council Session Eyed Capacity Building Activities in 2018 to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017
The Asian and Pacific Centre for Technology Transfer (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) held its 13th Session of its Governing Council (G...   read full story

NRCP researcher calls for more culturally sensitive depiction of Filipino identity in national symbols
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017
NRCP researcher Jamail A. Kamlian during his paper presentation. The Philippine national symbols should espouse cultural sensitivity for a more inclusive and accurate depiction of the identity of Fil...   read full story

DOST-developed processing technologies to improve cacao-based products
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017
MANILA, Dec. 3 – With the government's move to revitalize the cocoa industry, the Department of Science and Technology-Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) developed globally compet...   read full story

DOST sees big support from Duterte admin
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017
MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) sees huge support from the administration because apart from budget increase, President Rodrigo Duterte supports the "Balik Scientists" p...   read full story

AsiaSense 2018 (the 8th International Conference on Sensors)
Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017
  AsiaSense 2018 (the 8th International Conference on  Sensors) is an inter-disciplinary meeting of scientists and engineers working in diverse fields in the research, development and inn...   read full story