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TWIST (The Week in Science & Technology): January 25-31, 2021

ICYMI: Science and technology updates from January 25 to January 31, 2021. DOST-PCIEERD partners with TikTok to promote science and innovation In a new collaborative agreement, the Department of Science and Technology Research and Development-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) will partner with Chinese video-sharing social networking ...

February 1, 2021 | 2 mins read

Here’s a list of donation drives for victims of #UlyssesPH in Cagayan

Help victims of Typhoon Vamco (#UlyssesPH) via these donation drives. Follow #RescuePH, #CagayanNeedsHelp, #TuguegaraoNeedsHelp, and #IsabelaNeedsHelp for updates. Itad-dak tam y Tuguegarao "Ibangon Natin ang Tuguegarao" (source) GCASH Kiano Mangoma 0906-087-4284 Landbank Kiano Mangoma 3707 1337 82 BPI  Algem Calagui 1249204591 BDO Eduardo Pagulayan III 011030059908 For emergency evacuation (source) Contact:  Kiano Mangoma - 0906...

November 13, 2020 | 4 mins read

Learn about making bamboo-framed face shields and more through DOST-FPRDI’s training webinars

DOST-FPRDI To help forest-based and allied sectors find sources of livelihood amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) offers free training webinars. "The DOST-FPRDI believes that the physical distancing we are currently experiencing should not hinder learning," according to Dr. Maria ...

August 9, 2020 | 2 mins read

To curb food wastage, Pinoy scientists harness plant proteins for milk production, sports nutrition

Clockwise from left: petfoodindustry.com; indiatvnews.com; Burpee Seed Company; survivalgardener.com •DOST-funded Pinoy scientists are researching plant proteins to address nutritional deficiencies and food wastage in the country. •The team will extract protein concentrates from pressed coconut meal (copra meal), rice bran, cowpea (paayap), pigeon pea (kadyos), and other ...

May 18, 2020 | 3 mins read

Free rides, AI-powered thermal scanning, and grocery deliveries: How Pinoy tech startups are fighting COVID-19

•Working with DOST-PCIEERD and UPSCALE Innovation Hub, three Philippine tech startups have started offering new services to aid in the fight against COVID-19. •AccessiWheels, DWARM Technologies, and Drive have repurposed their existing solutions to address transportation, monitoring, and grocery delivery challenges, respectively. •The startups will offer these services and roll ...

April 16, 2020 | 3 mins read

LOOK: The first high-performance computational science lab in Visayas

•On March 10, 2020, DOST-PCIEERD and the University of San Carlos (USC) formally unveiled the first computational science laboratory in Visayas. •The USC Laboratory of Computational Functional Materials, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (LCFMNN) will house state-of-the-art research facilities with high-performance computers. •The newly opened laboratory can provide a significant boost to the region ...

March 16, 2020 | 2 mins read

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