DOST considers fill, finish type for reproducing vaccine

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is considering the local and finish type of manufacturing, should the Philippines be given the opportunity to reproduce vaccines made by other countries, DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara, chair of the Inter-Agency Task Force’s sub-technical working group (TWG) on vaccine development, said Wednesday.

SkyDrive launches test flights of first-ever cargo drone

TOKYO (Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet) — SkyDrive Inc., a leading flying-car developer, has successfully launched test flights of a cargo drone which could revolutionize the way heavy goods are transported and speed up the movement of equipment in remote locations. The first operational testing took place earlier this month (December) in Toyota City, Japan. It was carried out … Read More

Smart leads 4G availability in PH: Opensignal

MANILA — Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) took the lead in fourth generation/long term evolution (4G/LTE) coverage in the country, according to independent mobile analytics company, Opensignal. In a statement Thursday, Smart said the latest analysis from Opensignal, covering the period of September 1 to Nov. 30, 2019, showed it scoring 70.1 percent in terms of … Read More

LandBank urges inventors to avail of assistance

LANDBANK ASSISTANCE. Generoso David, LandBank Program Management Department 2 vice president, encourages inventors to avail of the bank’s loan assistance to commercialize their inventions, during a forum in Manila on Wednesday (Oct. 2, 2019). David said LandBank has allotted more than PHP1 billion for the Innovation and Technology Lending Program (I-TECH), a special financing window … Read More

Galaxy Fold Ready for Launch Starting from September

At Samsung, we’ve always focused on pioneering the next generation of mobile innovation: new products and technologies that push the entire industry forward and help users do what they can’t. Earlier this year, we announced Galaxy Fold—Samsung’s first foldable device, and the beginning of an entirely new mobile category. Since then, we’ve made improvements to … Read More

Huawei focuses on digital transformation in PH

SHANGHAI – Information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices maker, Huawei, is bringing in innovative technology to the Philippines to benefit from the application of digital transformation. Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc. Vice President Daniel Guo said here that the company is now in partnership with the two telecommunication giants in the Philippines to rollout the … Read More

Now Telecom to offer 5G services in PH

MANILA — Now Corporation subsidiary Now Telecom is planning to offer fifth generation (5G) technology services in the country in competition with telco giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom. This as its board recently approved the adoption of 5G technology for enterprises and homes providing speeds of up to 20 gigabits per second. “Now Corporation would … Read More

NASA’s InSight lander detects first likely ‘marsquake’

LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake,” a NASA release said Tuesday. The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander’s Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument, was recorded on April 6, the lander’s 128th Martian day. This is the first recorded trembling that … Read More

DOST invites industries to adopt cacao processing technology

MANILA —  The Department of Science and Technology – Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) is inviting industries and entrepreneurs to adopt the cacao and tablea processing technology it has developed. Speaking at a forum held in Alabang, Muntinlupa on Friday, ITDI Food Processing Division supervisor, Ma. Dolor Villasenor, said the problem in Philippine tablea is that … Read More

Scientists discover ‘smarter’ way to produce energy from sun

SYDNEY — A team led by scientists at Australia’s Curtin University have created a much cheaper and environmentally friendly way of turning solar energy into clean fuels like hydrogen. In a paper published on Tuesday, researchers described how they developed tiny nanocrystals as highly efficient catalysts to generate solar energy for the production of clean fuels. … Read More

California firm launches driverless grocery delivery

SAN FRANCISCO — A California-based autonomous driving startup Nuro said it has begun pilot driverless grocery delivery service in the state of Arizona in partnership with Kroger, the largest US operator of traditional supermarkets. “Grocery delivery with Nuro self-driving vehicles starts today! Our pilot with @kroger in Scottsdale, AZ is now accepting orders,” Nuro tweeted. Nuro … Read More