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DOST-ICTO targets 500,000 web-based workers from countryside by 2016

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology (DOST-ICTO) targets 500,000 Filipinos in the provinces to be freelance web-based…

(Feature) STARBOOKS: A ‘makeover’ for librarians

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata MANILA, Aug. 17 (PNA) — “Quiet please!” Does this sound familiar to you? Are you one of those who think librarians are like “Miss Minchin”…

Science, research reduce ‘cocolisap’ hotspot areas in PHL

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata MANILA, Aug. 17 (PNA) — The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) reported recently that the number of “cocolisap” hotspot areas in the country was reduced, and…

Montejo to further improve PAGASA and empower scientists

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata MANILA, July 28 (PNA) — As President Benigno S. Aquino III commended Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo twice in his last…

1st PPP in biomedical research produces knee replacement system fit for Asians

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata MANILA, July 3 (PNA) — The first public-private partnership (PPP) in biomedical research between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Philippine Council…

(Feature) Basic computer use unfolds to young Tacloban cyber game lovers

TACLOBAN CITY, June 30 (PNA) – For some students in this city, it took them years to discover that computer is more than a game. Froy Gabrielle Payao, 12 from…

(Feature) Addressing nutritional needs through Science

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata MANILA, June 30 (PNA) — Malnutrition, especially among children, is among the problems the country is currently facing. Lack on proteins and energy in foods…

U.S. defense contractor successfully tests electromagnetic railgun

WASHINGTON, June 23 (PNA/Sputnik) — Electromagnetic railguns are an experimental technology to launch projectiles using electromagnetic forces at greater speeds and further distances than traditional projectiles. The projectiles do not…

DOST invites Bicol’s farm sector to agri products, technology demo during S&T Week

By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY, June 23 (PNA) – The regional office for Bicol here of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is inviting Bicolano agri-industry stakeholders to…

Methane in Mars meteorites hints at life on red planet

WASHINGTON, June 17 (PNA/PTI) — Researchers have found traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a discovery that suggests the presence of a warm, wet and chemically reactive environment on the…

Japanese scientists learn to diagnose early stages of Cancer in 3 minutes

TOKYO, June 17 (PNA/Sputnik) — A group of scientists in Japan have developed a new time-saving technology that allows to diagnose cancer in early stages using just one drop of…

Researchers identify Ebola’s Achilles’ heel

WASHINGTON, May 27 (PNA/Xinhua) — Researchers from the United States and the Netherlands said Tuesday they have identified Ebola’s Achilles’ heel that could be targeted to completely block the deadly…

Researchers find new way to treat diabetic blindness

WASHINGTON, May 26 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. researchers said Monday they have found a new way to restore the eyesight in patients who have a blinding eye disease caused by diabetes….

Molecules that kill cancer cells discovered

TORONTO, May 14 (PNA/PTI) — Scientists have discovered a new family of molecules that kill cancer cells and protect healthy cells and could be used to treat a number cancers,…

Australian scientists discover unique way to prevent dengue fever

MELBOURNE, April 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — A team of Australian researchers have come up with a unique way of preventing the spread of the dengue virus, a mosquito-borne disease that currently…