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Simplifying Science

July 06, 2017
by: Aristotle P. Carandang, LPT, MPS, PhD

Of late, there have been numerous requests for us at the Science and Technology Information Institute, the information arm of the Department of Science and Technology, to conduct science simplification workshops in various regions of the country. We at the Institute take it as a good sign that inte ...read more

How Do We Reach Out?

November 08, 2016
by: Aristotle P. Carandang, Ph.D.

Reaching out to everyone is perhaps the biggest challenge that government information officers have to hurdle. In more ways than one, information handlers of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have been using almost all means necessary in order to reach out to as many individuals as po ...read more

20/20, 24/7, And A Culture Of Science

June 19, 2015
by: Aristotle P. Carandang, Ph.D.

On 19 August 2009, I posted at livejournal.com almost the same article. In fact, it has the same title but I made sure that updates have been made.True enough, the vision of a well-defined culture of science may look quixotic because intellectual snubs believe that science is exclusive for the lear ...read more

A Painful Process Of Transformation

April 11, 2014
by: Aristotle P. Carandang, PhD

Progenitors and supporters of Republic Act 10535 have been jumping for joy since the official implementation of the law on 21 December 2013. This was 15 days after publication of its implementing rules and regulation. By the way, the law is called The Philippine Standard Time Act of 2013. But is ...read more

DOST's "coming Out" Is Sizzling Hot

July 22, 2013
by: Aristotle P. Carandang, PhD

The Department of Science and Technology (http://www.dost.gov.ph) or DOST has finally come out into the open baring everything to the public. Through its Expo Science 2013 (http://nstw.dost.gov.ph/nstw2013/) in celebration of the National Science and Technology Week or NSTW, the DOST reveals what ...read more

Quixotic As It May Be

May 22, 2013
by: Aristotle P. Carandang, PhD

To dream the impossible dreamTo fight the unbeatable foeTo bear with unbearable sorrowTo run where the brave dare not go     Yes, this is the quest!     These first four lines of the old song 'The Impossible Dream" from the movie Don Quixote dela Mancha, a 1947 classi ...read more

Communicating Science Is A Tool To Empower People

December 05, 2012
by: Aristotle P. Carandang, Ph.D.

Communicating science is no walk in the park. More often than not, when one hears that science stories are what we do at the Science and Technology Information Institute (STII), indescribable face is what we see; eyes wide open maybe because of awe, confusion, or even irritation. Nose bleed' is th ...read more

You Put The FACE In Facebook And The FRIEND In Friendster: Psychology And Cyberspace

April 18, 2012
by: Chei Billedo

Cyberspace is a human construction, a personal and social experience that creates and recreates itself. We prowl cyberspace bringing with us our avatars or profiles, "selves" that we construct. We "friend" and "unfriend" in cyberspace establishing, developing, maintaining and ending relationships on ...read more

Industry Blog: With CICT Gone, Gov't Calling Out Just Anyone

January 06, 2012
by: Jocelle Batapa-Sigue

Yesterday, I read with great interest a story entitled US bill on outsourcing will have impact on PH: Palace that came out in ABSCBNnews.com. I hope you can click on the link and go through the story first before proceeding to read my piece. Now that you've done that, let me say that similar an ...read more

Science, Technology, And Innovation In The Expanding Filipino Society

December 28, 2011
by: Aristotle P. Carandang

Science, technology, and innovation are a triumvirate known as the engines of growth. However, these engines only work their maximum when revved up by people who seriously want to see this country running neck-to-neck with its neighbors in the economic highway. For this reason, the Department of Sci ...read more

Debunking The Fallacy Of Greatness

September 06, 2011
by: Greatideas

  This year, I was fortunate to have witnessed the awarding of the Top 100 Engineers of the country, produced by the University in the past hundred years. These men and women epitomize not only their own dedication to public service and their passion to constantly improve their craft, but represen ...read more

IDEA: Learning Is As Easy As ABCDZUP

September 02, 2011
by: Greatideas

Learning should not be separate from the way our students live their lives. One thing I realized from our DZUP radio gig is that we can still engage our students beyond the classroom, through forms that are already part of their daily behavioral repertoire social networking sites, blogging, and list ...read more

Teaching Political Science

September 02, 2011
by: Greatideas

The goal in my teaching is to make my students fall in love with political science by making them realize its awesome explanatory power. At its best, political science can help explain how the specific design of a country's political institutions, such as its form of government, electoral system, ...read more

Interactive Flood Maps

September 02, 2011
by: Greatideas

On 26 September 2009, tropical storm Ondoy brought record flooding in Metro Manila which brought large portions of a mega city of over 11 million citizens to a virtual standstill. In the wake of the deluge, 464 were left dead with 37 missing and 529 injured. The day after the Ondoy disaster, a Go ...read more

Biomaterials: Plasma Physics In Action

September 02, 2011
by: Greatideas

The research on biomaterials for hospital use is one of the driving forces in plasma physics and materials science. Biomaterials such as poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) are extensively utilized in synthetic vascular surgery because of its chemical and mechanical stability, and low flammability. ...read more

Si Doc E, Ang SP At Aking Pagtuturo

September 02, 2011
by: Greatideas

  Nasa ikalawang taon ako bilang estudyante ng Sikolohiya sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas nang makilala ko si Dr. Virgilio Enriquez, ang kinikilalang ama ng Sikolohiyang Pilipino. Madalas siyang pumunta sa tambayan ng aming organisasyon (ang Bukluran sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino o Buklod " Isip) noon pa ...read more

My Last Lecture

September 02, 2011
by: Greatideas

If I were given one single opportunity to ruminate on what mattered to me most and pass this one to my students in a “Last Lecture,” it would include these three points. First, there is value and fulfillment in working hard to see the realization of your lifelong dreams. Second, learn to use e ...read more

Literacy Development And Bilingualism

September 02, 2011
by: Greatideas

This paper presents a cross-sectional investigation of literacy development and difficulties among children bilingual in two languages, namely Filipino and English. The main aim of the research was to investigate cognitive and linguistic factors that are related to literacy difficulties in a bilin ...read more

Sunny With Scattered Rain Showers And Thunderstorms

September 01, 2011
by: Greatideas

Recounting the past year's natural disasters, the country started with strong typhoons resulting to ubiquitous landslides and memorable floods. Earlier this year, it was droughts, unproductive farmlands and the irritating situation of not having water at home. All these are connected to one centr ...read more

Harnessing Ants As Computing Agents

August 25, 2011
by: Greatideas

I have been a fan of the Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) algorithm for the past 2 years. The ACO is a metaheuristic algorithm that can be used various hard problems in computer science , such as the Traveling Salesman Problem. The principle behind the ACO is based on how ants organize themselves wh ...read more
S & T Trivia

" In the 1970s, immunologist Eduardo A. Padlan, together with Dr. D. R. Davies, used x-ray crystallography to study the antibody, which was helpful in diagnosing cancer cells and in understanding the immune system as a whole. Ned Teves, a Filipino anesthesiologist, invented the endotracheal tube cardiac monitor. "

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