First Quarter Issue 2007

DOST-NRCP research achievers

The country's top 12 researchers in 2006 were honored for their unique contributions in their specializations during the research achievement awards ceremony held in time fo rhe 74t annual convention of the National Research Council of the Philippines, a collegial body to the Department of Science and Technology at the Manila Hotel on March 8, 2007. National Economic Development Authority Scretary Romulo L. Neri was keynote speaker and joined DOST Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro and NRCP President Fortunato T. Dela Peña in giving the plaques of recognition and cash prizes to the top researchers . . . . read

biogas digester developed by ITDI-DOSTCooking out of kitchen wastes

Common kitchen wastes can be an immediate and handy alternative source of gas for cooking especially with rising cost of liquified petroleum gas. Researchers at the Industrial Technology Development Institute, an agency of the Department of Science and Technology, have developed a cheap and environment-friendly portable biogas digester . The drum type biogas digester can store up to 211 liters of biodegradable materials. . . read

Biodegradable plastic now in RP A NEW GENERATION OF PLASTIC materials that decomposes along with composting plants in less than a year was unveiled recently by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, and local counterpart Metals Industry Research and Development Center of the Department of Science and Technology. . . . read

Integrated management program raises goat productivityGOAT RAISING is one of the most practical and low maintenance ventures that can be integrated easily with crop-based farming systems.  It requires small capital with high return on investment in a short time. . . . read

Food safety boosts development, international tradeSafe and quality foods could help address health and poverty issues in the country.  Local experience shows a strong link between health and poverty.  Poor health conditions decrease potential for productivity and limits a person’s socio-economic activities. . . . read

RP hosts International Conference on Advanced Networking for Global Collaboration and DevelopmentAPAN2007-Manila’s theme is “Saving Lives, Improving Lives Through Global Collaboration Using Advanced Networks.” The event included technical seminars, workshops, and demonstrations in advanced networking to international and local participants.  It also provided a venue for coordinating and promoting network technology developments and advances on network-based . . . . read
Lamang-ugat at butong gulay para sa mahabang buhayMarami sa mga pagkain ang may dietary fiber. Bukod sa madaling matagpuan sa ating paligid, ang mga pagkaing ito ay mabibili s a mababang halaga katulad ng mga lamang-ugat gaya ng ube, gabi, tugi, patatas, kamote at kamoteng kahoy.  Kasama rin sa mga pagkaing ito ang mga butong gulay tulad ng munggo, mani, buto ng sitaw, patani, gisantes, soya beans at marami . . . read

Seismo-electromagnetic stirs joint research among Filipino and Japanese scientistsInterest in promoting the new field shaped up through a memorandum of understanding signed between Dr. Reynaldo Ebora, executive director of the Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development and Dr. Kiyohumi Yumoto, director of the Space Environment Research Center in Japan’s Kyushu University.  They committed to work together to . . . read

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