16 December 2019

  • Large-scale education tests come with side effects
    When results come out for big education tests like the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which primarily measures 15-year-old students’ knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science, the focus is often on which countries scored the highest. The education systems of countries that do well on this test are often  portrayed  as models […]
  • Researchers invented abaca-based fabric to filter toxic pollutants
    Abaca can be used as filter against toxic pollutants. This was proven by leading chemists from the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) who used native products, such as abaca, to make fabrics that can be used against pollution by filtering toxic materials and other contaminants. The composite nonwoven fabric was developed […]
  • Student’s ‘accidental discovery’ of sustainable air conditioner to represent PHL in global arena
    A budding student entrepreneur, who discovered a sustainable, refrigerant-less air conditioner, recently won the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Philippine Finals. Angel Palma, a student from De La Salle University, won in the Philippine leg of GSEA for her invention of the AirDisc, a cooling technology that is not dependent on coolants […]
  • Student innovations awarded in 3rd imake.wemake
    The device for deaf and mute learners; a radio repeater for maritime safety, rescue operations, and disaster mitigation; and a technology which can check and record students’ attendance electronically, looked like they were made by professionals. Lo and behold! They were made by students who are still in the senior high-school level. Fifteen senior high-school […]
  • DOST-BIST Program supports R&D through funding
    The Philippines’s Global Innovation Index in 2019 jumped to 54th rank from 73rd in 2018, among 129 countries. However, despite this, there is still a low level of research and development (R&D) spending in the Philippines, with a huge chunk being funded by the Philippine government. R&D budget has been increasing each year but has […]

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