Technology

Vegan meat products make it to Time’s new best list

On November 11, totallyveganbuzz.com reported that plant- and fungi-based vegan meat creations from Beyond Meat, Meati, and MyForest Foods made it to Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2022” list. Photo credit: Screenshot of Time.com Excerpts from the story: “Beyond Meat’s new vegan steak won Time’s praise for being a healthier alternative to its animal-derived counterpart. ‘Beyond Steak …

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Research: New Cruelty Free Mice Brain Testing Option Found

Photo credit: Pixabay On November 8, plantbasednews.org reported that a University of Exeter graduate had recently discovered a cruelty free method for creating cells similar to human brain neurons for use in scientific research, effectively making tests on mice brains unnecessary, saving animal lives and removing ethical issues from research projects. Excerpts from the story: “Emily Rose-Martin …

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The EV charging stations that will soon be familiar sights along PH roads

Story and photos by Randy Peregrino During the 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit held October 20 and 21 in Pasay City, all eyes were on the many EV models and types exhibited by its respective manufacturers. But amidst the spectacle, exhibitors also showcased various units of what’s considered an essential requirement for every EV—the chargers. …

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Audi electrifies and modernizes iconic 1985 sports car

At this year’s Monterey Car Week that was themed “Electrification and the Future of Premium Mobility,” Audi, which continues its longstanding tradition of energizing (and now electrifying) automotive enthusiasts worldwide, showcased the modernized, electrified, and inspired iconic design of the 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1, the S1 e-Tron Quattro Hoonitron. Audi believes this model dispels …

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The new Lexus RZ 450e electrifies in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ ad spots

To join the ranks of the nation of Wakanda’s elite Dora Milaje warriors, one must possess extraordinary qualities—and their choice mode of transportation does, too. Enter the all-new, all-electric RZ 450e, Lexus’ technologically advanced battery electric vehicle (BEV) that brings another specialized trait to the Dora Milaje’s arsenal: An electrifying attitude. Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” …

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The ‘natural’ in the ‘supernatural’: Understanding Pinoy folklore through science

Photo credit: Neosiam Even with the rise of science and technology, Filipino folklore is still passed on from generation to generation—including stories of creatures and curses that heretofore have seemed scientifically unanswerable. Filipino folklore is an interesting topic to delve into for scientists as the Philippines’ library of research on such supernatural phenomena continues to …

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4 EcoMobility updates this September that’ll make you go ‘Wow!’

Here are the latest technology developments in sustainable mobility and travel in the air and land transport industries this September 2022. 6 firms establish biomass research association Six private companies have recently formed an alliance last July 1 to start the research on bioethanol fuel production to achieve a carbon-neutral society. Eneos Corp, Suzuki Motor …

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Hyundai reveals roadmap for ‘Software Defined Vehicles’

Story by Randy Peregrino Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) recently announced a new global strategy to transform all vehicles into Software Defined Vehicles (SDVs) by 2025. The industry-leading initiative was presented during the recently concluded “Unlock the Software Age” global online forum. This will deliver an unprecedented era of mobility, as it would give customers the …

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Government’s Science for Change program supports Visayas businesses with over P2.6B in grants, loans

The kick-off of the Department of Science and Technology’s Science for Change Program (S4CP) in Bacolod City in Negros Occidental last May 5 revealed that the department has been funding the agricultural, pharmaceutical, herbal supplement manufacturing, and regional science communities in the Visayas region. The event, titled “Science for Change is Science for the People,” …

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DOST-BIST funds startup to produce sustainable packaging materials

The Philippines takes another step towards the long transition to environmental sustainability by funding a local technology startup. During the Department of Science and Technology-Business Innovation through S&T for Industry Program symposium held April 25, titled “Harnessing Practical R&D for Enterprises”, four local companies were featured working on notable research and development (R&D) industrial projects. …

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