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DOST-SEI, HARI Foundation to hold science boot camp in Puerto Galera

MANILA, March 26 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology–Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) in partnership with the HARI Foundation Inc. will conduct a workshop on oceanography and hydrogeology for…

UPLB develops IT-based tracing system for meat products

By Aerol B. Patena MANILA, March 24 (PNA) — The University of the Philippines- Los Banos (UPLB) has developed a system that will ensure the safety of meat products in…

Iron-fortified rice prevents iron deficiency anemia among school children — FNRI-DOST

By Aerol B. Patena MANILA, March 24 (PNA) — Iron fortified rice can effectively treat iron deficiency anemia among school children, according to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of…

Human nose can detect at least 1 trillion odors: study

WASHINGTON, March 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — The human nose is capable of discriminating at least 1 trillion different odors, a new U.S. study said Thursday. While humans can differentiate among several…

Insect’s mating secrets key to protection — scientists

CANBERRA, March 21 (PNA/Xinhua) — Scientists from Australia’s Commonwealth of Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) are combining micro sensing, sterile insect technology and new insect trapping systems to protect…

Leading IT solutions provider offers online job portal for BPO industry

By Aerol B. Patena MANILA, March 22 (PNA) — A leading information technology services provider has developed an online job portal that would provide assistance for jobseekers to gain employment…

Globe launches Samsung Galaxy S5 with unbeatable plan offers, exclusive privileges

MANILA, March 22 (PNA) — Gearing up for the Philippine launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, postpaid leader and preferred network carrier of the world’s leading device manufacturers Globe Telecom…

FOI bill is expected to increase its pace when Congress resumes session on May 5

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA, March 22 (PNA) — The passage of the controversial Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in the House of Representatives is expected to increase its pace…

NASA releases interactive mosaic of lunar North Pole

WASHINGTON, March 19 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday its scientists have created an interactive mosaic of the moon’s North Pole. The two-meters-per-pixel mosaic, constructed from 10,581 pictures,…

German scientists find out how cardiac muscle cells regulate their elasticity

BERLIN, March 19 (PNA/Xinhua) — Physicians at the Ruhr University Bochum announced Wednesday that they discovered previously unknown mechanisms that regulate the elasticity of the giant protein “Titin” and thus…

Young scientist develops animated storybook for children

MANILA, March 19 (PNA) — Children may now be able to enjoy reading books as an aspiring scientist has developed an electronic storybook creator that can process texts into animated…

New quantum amplifier may guarantee communication security

CANBERRA, March 18 (PNA/Xinhua) — Physicists at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Queensland (UQ) have demonstrated a software-based quantum amplifier, which has the potential to expand…

Scientists find first direct evidence of cosmic inflation

WASHINGTON, March 18 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. astronomers announced Monday they have captured the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time described as the “first tremors”” of the Big…

Too much sunscreen may lead to Vit-D deficiency

MANILA, March 18 (PNA) — With summer in full swing, Filipinos are all set to make the most out of vacation season by spending time outdoors, whether it’s taking a…

Japanese scientists mull withdrawing statement on STAP discovery

OSAKA, March 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — A group of Japanese scientists who earlier announced their discovery of a new method for creating pluripotent cells, which they call ‘STAP cells,’ are considering…