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A group of graduating scholars from Philippine Science High School– Western Visayas campus makes 'Kids Against COVID-19' to help children understand the pandemic
If '150' is the working number of friendships for humans, how did your concentric circle of '150' change before the pandemic and now?
The scientists devise a more complex formula that better matches the canine-human life stages – but you'll need a scientific calculator to figure it out
'For COVID-19, there is still a lot that we don’t know about the disease, but that doesn’t mean that our scientists are wrong'
New research shows that managers who believe gender discrimination is a 'thing of the past' actually showed bias against women by suggesting a female job candidate be paid 8% less than a man
'A sea of masked faces all around the world have become the iconic image of this time. What does this mean in terms of our ability to read each other’s thoughts and feelings?'
PRESS RELEASE: With this grant, the Technological Institute of the Philippines is set to produce five units of its prototype design that shall undergo further calibration and testing in government-recognized testing facilities
'We made this mess, and if we want to still be around this planet, we fix it'
A Japanese scientist successfully demonstrates that soap bubbles can be used to pollinate fruit-bearing plants
The move comes after years of criticism over a lack of diversity among the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' members, and among the Oscar nominees and winners they select
This year's awardees are from UP Los Baños, Cebu Technological University, Cavite State University, De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University, UP-PGH, UP Diliman, and the Asian Institute of Management
PRESS RELEASE: The online course is designed for professionals and students from various STEM and ABM backgrounds who want to upskill towards a data science career
Here are just some ways we can turn the crowd to work for a better normal
The telepresence devices are meant to allow for communication among patients, doctors, and a patient's family while limiting potential coronavirus exposure and conserving personal protective equipment
'What if your favorite performing artist showed up in your house through some abracadabra of digital technology? How will that change the quality of your day?'
PRESS RELEASE: Inspired by the telephone booth-style swab collection facilities in other Asian countries, the specimen collection booths are equipped with a transparent front window, ventilation, and caster wheels for easier mobility
REwear face masks are designed to be washable for up to 50 times
'If you lost your job because of the pandemic, did you lose your passion too?'
A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.
The Senator Renato ‘Compañero’ Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School resorts to technology to comply with the prohibition on mass gatherings
PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Maria Ruth Pineda-Cortel of the University of Santo Tomas is chosen as the finalist for the ASEAN-U.S Science Prize for Women 2020 for her project on gestational diabetes
'Time can run out on us but what it cannot do is fill it for us. What if we intentionally live out wisdom in the wait so that we can have an even better normal?'
'[We have to] help young people realize that the screen is their slave – a tool – and not their master'
'Wouldn't it be beneficial to future generations if we start noticing and trusting the talents of our own people instead of doubting their capabilities?'
'The next normal is not a magical tomorrow that is independent of our actions today or in the past'
'This was designed to improve our testing capacity in our testing centers and hospitals without direct contact between the patient and the health worker,' the DOST says
'Our human nature will not banish our sense of touch despite what we have experienced during the pandemic. We will find new ways to feel each other.'
'The lack of recognition of biology as a valid career option prevents biology graduates from being appreciated and recognized for their contributions'
'Our lives are too small, our minds so closed, our interests so shallow, our existing social and political ideologies too narrow, to recognize that we invited this non-living thing into our lives, into our normal'
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The animals that received remdesivir as treatment for SARS-CoV-2 showed significant improvement 12 hours after their first dose
From providing tangible assistance to frontliners to simple yet important actions like tech support for research initiatives, here’s a list of the things being done by the local tech scene in this crazy world we live in today
Allowing part of the Philippine Science High School main campus to be used by PCMC is the institution's contribution in the fight against COVID-19, on top of the face shields it has developed for health workers, says a school official
This virus is new, and science is doing a parallel course of getting to know it while fighting it. Which is a very tricky thing.
The Department of Science and Technology is working with UP-PGH and the Philippine Coconut Authority to conduct clinical studies
Let's talk about data on Friday, April 3, 10 am
The DOST and the UP National Institutes of Health Project will prioritize 1,300 kits – good for 26,000 tests – to be distributed to 6 hospitals in Metro Manila, Baguio, Cebu, and Davao
PRESS RELEASE: 5,917 passers qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, while 3,871 qualified for the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program
Here is a curated list of actions that could prevent, solve, or manage those inner crises or conflicts that can arise because you cannot go anywhere
PRESS RELEASE: The Junior Level Science Scholarship Program is intended for incoming third year college students who are enrolled in priority science and technology courses
According to the National Academy of Science and Technology, mathematical modeling studies in epidemiology 'may help us better understand how the epidemic will evolve'
Due to the community quarantine, they are having difficulties getting the acetate film and 3D printer filament needed to produce the face shields
'You do not need a PhD to understand what the scientists are saying and also what they are NOT saying'
Treatment could come sooner, with antiviral remdesivir showing early promise and already being used on an ad hoc basis before regulatory approval
Here are some of the things that will transform the way you view being forced to stay at home
Verily Life Sciences is testing a 'tool to help triage individuals for COVID-19 testing,' Google confirms on Twitter
'Before we even know we are being distracted by something, another distraction comes along'
Traumatic childhood experiences, especially in pre-school, can stunt children’s brains in ways that would be most difficult to overcome