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Rappler's latest stories on invention


Smart screen from UP inventors soon to hit PH market

Oct 22, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Smart Surface Technology transforms any flat surface into a screen with tap-sensitive functions, which can be used in a variety of consumer applications and at exhibits and conferences

SMART SCREEN. A person demos the smart screen project which transforms most any flat surface into tap-sensitive ones. Photo from DOST website

Pisay students’ outstanding creative research vows to end traffic problems

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The research is a proposed system for a more efficient method of managing traffic in intersections

Microsoft open-sources 60,000 patents to protect Linux

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:29 PM

Microsoft hopes its move to support the Open Invention Network 'will attract many other companies to OIN, making the license network even stronger for the benefit of the open source community'

LOOK: La Salle students create ID case with power bank

Jul 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Chargee is the brainchild of third year DLSU engineering students

Two Filipino inventions receive gold recognition in Geneva tilt

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The winning inventions are a quick dengue detection system and a portable smart surface system

BIOTEK M. Currently still in development, the Biotek M Dengue-Aqua is being designed to expedite clinical dengue testing. Photo from DOST.

Flores’ fluorescent lamp and (our lack of) critical thinking

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Instead of looking at Mocha Uson as a problem in and of herself perhaps we can also view her as a symptom of a deeper malady: our lack of critical thinking

From Basilan to Forbes: The young scientist behind biodegradable plastic bags

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Forbes Magazine s young game changers under 30 include Amin Hataman the ARMM governor s 15 year old son who invented biodegradable bags made from coconut by product

No More Fruitcake 2014

Nov 14, 2014 - 7:45 AM

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5 'green' Filipino-made innovations to watch out for

Jul 24, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Here are 5 inventions spotted in the 2014 National Science and Technology Week that can help Filipinos live greener and more sustainably

WAYS WITH WASTE. These stylish chairs are made of ground bits of twigs found on the forest floor

Fil-Canadian teen invents flashlight powered by body heat

Feb 28, 2014 - 11:30 PM

Ann Makosinski invented the thermoelectric flashlight just to help a friend back in PH who s studying amid blackouts but scientists say it can change the world

Filipino ingenuity at work in Yolanda aftermath

Nov 22, 2013 - 11:51 AM

Power remains scarce in Tacloban but a resourceful resident finds a way

[Science Solitaire] The Ig Nobels: Wacky, silly science

Sep 27, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Thanks to the Ig Nobel we know that bizarre silly and funny are also valid adjectives that nudge science both literally and figuratively

IN PHOTOS: PhilPop 2013

Jul 21, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Competition turns lively affirmation of the tradition of pop festivals

WINNING DUET. Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos sing 'Dati.' All Photos by Dru Robles

WINNERS: Philpop Music Festival 2013

Jul 20, 2013 - 9:47 PM

Here is the list of winners updated as they are announced

A MUSICAL SPECTACLE. Musicians from different genres will battle it out on July 20 at the Meralco Theater. Image from the Philpop Music Festival Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS: Philpop 2013 Finals Night

Jul 20, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Rappler brings you the event as it happens at the Meralco Theater

PHILPOP 2013 FINALS NIGHT. Rappler brings you the event LIVE. Graphic by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

VOTE for your Philpop 2013 winner

Jul 13, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Which of the songs by this year s Philpop finalists will you vote for?

CELEBRATING OPM. The Philpop Music Festival shines the spotlight on songwriters and composers. Image from the Philpop Music Festival Facebook page

EU agrees common patent to give inventors competitive edge

Jun 29, 2012 - 11:17 PM

European Union leaders struck a deal to create a single European patent that will make it easier and cheaper to protect inventions