Technology

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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Green charcoal tech earns DOST- FPRDI a win in techno-transfer contest

The DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) emerged as a major winner at the recently concluded Gawad Kintal: Kwentong Itinatangi Ng Taon sa Agham, Industriya, at Lipunan. The Institute won the 2nd Best Commercialization Story for how its green charcoal technology has benefitted a private company in Negros Occidental. The recognition was given by …

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DOST wants PH to make its own advanced batteries; the global market tells us why

In what may be an acknowledgment that the electric vehicle (EV) industry and other sectors that require renewable energy may very well play key roles in the Philippines’ bid for industrial competitiveness in the Asian region, the Department of Science and Technology has allotted a substantial bulk of its 2021 budget for new research and …

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‘Smartphones x personal mobility’: Xiaomi a step closer to making self-driving EVs

Xiaomi, the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, has expressed its interest in entering the electric car market. In line with this business strategy, Xiaomi is reportedly planning to participate in a $231 million investment round for Black Sesame Technologies, Inc., according to anonymous sources, Bloomberg reported. Based in Shanghai, Black Sesame is a startup …

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You may need to bring your old Accord or CR-V to a Honda dealership right now

It’s a clear testament to your sound driving and car maintenance discipline that your 20-something-year-old Honda Accord or CR-V is still in great driving condition. Plus, of course, it speaks volumes, as well, about the world-class craftsmanship and engineering of the Japanese brand. A great part of being a responsible vehicle owner is making sure …

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Legarda: Facing a pandemic and climate change, humans are only as strong as their most vulnerable

In a statement issued by the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) in Manila last July 10, world leaders have been urged to integrate climate resilience in decisions at all levels of government, and calling on businesses, organizations, and communities to do the same with particular focus on resilience in infrastructure and financing. The statement, called …

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Radio and internet set to become the main platforms in ‘new normal’ education

School’s definitely out until a vaccine for the novel Coronavirus becomes readily available, so declared Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during one of his late-night briefings to the nation a few weeks ago. For the country’s science and technology department, however, that doesn’t mean the learning should stop. Before the CoViD-19 outbreak forced the Philippine government …

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Your smartphone can carry covid-19

Dirtier than your toilet, your smartphone can carry CoViD-19 viruses

With the cases of infection and death caused by the novel coronavirus disease (CoViD-19) growing in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) tirelessly remind the public to further observe proper sanitation. Apart from placing the entire Luzon mainland under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the government has promoted handwashing …

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