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China launches HD Earth observation satellite

TAIYUAN, (PNA/Xinhua) — China successfully launched its most advanced earth observation satellite, the Gaofen-2, on Tuesday. The Gaofen-2, the country’s second high-definition satellite in orbit, was launched from the Taiyuan…

DPWH 2nd LED gets one-star rating for Materials Testing Laboratory

By Ahlete C. Reyes TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — The Materials Testing Laboratory of the Second Leyte Engineering District was rated as one-star following the assessment made by the Bureau of…

Obesity might block breast cancer treatment: New Zealand study

WELLINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Obesity could hinder the effects of a common drug that is used as part of a treatment to fight breast cancer in post-menopausal women, New Zealand scientists…

New study proves stability of ‘wonder material’ silicene

LONDON, Aug. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — An international research team has shown that silicene can remain stable in the presence of oxygen, helping scientists further understand the fundamental properties of the…

Australian scientists closer to creating life-saving stem cells

SYDNEY, Aug. 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — Australian scientists on Thursday have revealed that a key discovery may soon lead to the creation of a limitless supply of life-saving stem cells in…

EU funds project to help brain deal with big data

BRUSSELS, Aug 12 (PNA/Xinhua) — European researchers are developing an interactive system which can help brain deal with increasingly big and complex datasets, according to a press release issued by…

U.S. scientists create functional 3D brain-like tissue

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. researchers said Monday they have created a three-dimensional brain-like tissue that functions like and has structural features similar to tissue in the rat brain…

President Aquino confers Order of National Scientist on four academicians

MANILA, Aug. 12 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday conferred the Order of National Scientist on four academicians during a ceremony in Malacañang Palace. The President gave…

Gov’t aims to increase Engineering, Sci-Tech grads through scholarship grants

MANILA, Aug. 5 (PNA) — Government agencies such as the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have pushed for the target increase of Engineering…

Interplanetary comet-chasing probe to enter flight path of Comet 67P

PARIS, Aug. 6 (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — The Rosetta automatic interplanetary comet-chasing probe of the European Space Agency (ESA) is due to enter the orbit of Comet 67P (Churyumov-Gerasimenko) on Wednesday after…

U.S. Mars rover Opportunity sets off-world driving record — NASA

WASHINGTON, July 29 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. space agency NASA said Monday that its Opportunity rover, working on Mars since January 2004, passed 25 miles (40 kilometers) of total driving Sunday,…

NOAH’s-Dream Lidar Project vital to save lives of Filipino people

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, July 28 (PNA) — The Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards’s (NOAH’s) Dream Lidar project will pinpoint flood prone areas, saving many lives in turn, said…

DOST facility to propel local electronics industry

MANILA, July 27 (PNA) –A state-of-the-art Electronics Product Development Center (EPDC) will soon be established in the country to power up the local electronics industry and propel it to global…

Fossils of rhinoceros, artifacts found in Kalinga’s upland town

By Villamor Visaya Jr TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 24 (PNA)-Local officials are upbeat on the tourism prospects in the province as National Museum scientists, archaeologists and researchers have recently found…

DOST, NAST recognize 2014 outstanding Filipino scientists, engineers, innovators

By Jade D. Miguel MANILA, July 24 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) on Thursday awarded…