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Scientists develop new technique of orbiter defense from space debris

DUBLIN, Oct. 21 (PNA/TASS) — A new computer model that will help the scientists to increase orbiter defense from clashing with space junk has been developed in Ireland. The researchers…

PhilRice to adopt drone technology for data research

By Magtanggol C. Villar SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Oct. 21 (PNA)–The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) will conduct training program on drone technology which is seen to help…

Experts call for public support on commercialization of Bt Egglant

By Jade D. Miguel LOS BANOS, Laguna, Oct. 21 (PNA) — Experts from various science and technology centers in the country have called for support on the commercialization of Bt…

Academician says PHL can compete with other countries in terms of genetic engineering

By Jade D. Miguel LOS BANOS, Laguna, Oct. 21 (PNA) — What our country only needs are smart minds, said Dr. Emil Javier, an academician from the National Academy of…

Australian physicists build reversible laser tractor beam

CANBERRA, Oct. 20 (PNA/Xinhua) — Laser physicists in Australia have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the…

PAGASA builds Doppler radar station in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 10 (PNA) — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is set to complete the construction of its Doppler Radar Station in this city in…

CLSU successfully conducts first molecular inventory of Lapu-lapu (Grouper)

MANILA, Oct. 10 (PNA) — The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) has successfully conducted the first molecular inventory of different species of commercially important Lapu-lapu through a research project with…

3 scientists share 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 8 (PNA/Xinhua) — Americans Eric Betzig, William E. Moerner, and German scientist Stefan W. Hell won this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences…

2 Japanese, American awarded Nobel Prize for inventing blue LED

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 8 (PNA/Kyodo) — Two Japanese physicists — Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano — and Japanese-born American Shuji Nakamura were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 on Tuesday…

Science and Technology in Society forum opens in Japan

KYOTO, Japan, Oct. 5 (PNA/TASS) — The eleventh annual meeting of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) international forum opened in Kyoto on Sunday. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe…

Astronomers find smallest Galaxy containing supermassive black hole

MOSCOW, Sept. 19 (PNA/RIA Novosti) — An international team of scientists have discovered a supermassive black hole inside one of the tiniest galaxies known: M60-UCD1, NASA reports. The black hole…

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…