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Students get acquainted with Cobalt-60 that is used to prolong the shelf life of different food products like spices used as condiments for food preparation. Such is just one of the many benefits of gamma irradiation which is available at the Multipurpose Gamma Irradiation Facility of the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute in Quezon City.

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A teacher tries the interactive display that explains about the atom, radiation, and radioactivity. The exhibits is part of the ongoing open house exhibit at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute in Diliman, Quezon City as part of the simultaneous celebration of the 2016 National Science and Technology Week that runs July 25-29, 2016. The displays and tour of the PNRI facilities enabled the students and teachers to know of the many benefits of nuclear energy and radiation. (Text and Photo by Rodolfo P. de Guzman/S&T Media Service)

Grade 6 students who want to take the Philippine Science High School System’s (PSHS) National Competitive Examination (NCE) for Grade 7 for school year 2017-2018 can now avail themselves of applications forms, the Philippine Science High School said.

During the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) from July 25-29, 2016, representatives from PSHS, or Pisay, will be manning a booth at DOST-PAGASA to distribute NCE application forms to interested students.

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The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) gave DOST scholars from UP Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University, and Rizal Technological University a free ride to the stars and the heavens via a forum dubbed “TEC TALK: Space Science” at the UP Diliman-National Institute of Physics (UPD-NIP) last July 27, 2016. TEC (Technology, Education, Culture) TALK is one of the activities in the ongoing National Science and Technology Week (NSTW). Insert photo shows the resource persons: (from left) Dr. Ian Vega, gravity group head of UPD-NIP’s theoretical physics group; Dr. Rogel Mari Sese of DOST’s Philippine Space Science Education Program; Dr. Jose Perico Esguerra, professor and theoretical physics group coordinator of UPD-NIP; and DOST Balik Scientist Dr. Apollo Arquiza of Cornell University. Arquiza has worked at the International Space Station, studying foods for astronauts. The speakers shared their amazing career journeys and inspiring works in space science. They also mesmerized the students with interesting discussions of black holes, alternative theories of gravity, Big Bang Theory, motion of stars, space cooking, and space education, among others. The forum aimed to encourage the youth to take up careers in the field and open their eyes to the significance of space science in national and global progress. For more on NSTW, log on to Admission is free. #nstw2016  #juanscienceonenation #PartnerforChange.  (Text by Espie Angelica A. de Leon / Photos by Teddy Amante, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)

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A youngster tries the Science Whiz inside the Science Heritage Building at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Compound in Bicutan, Taguig during the 2016 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW). The Science Whiz allows more than one person to play by answering science questions by multiple choice. The player with the most number of correct answers wins. Science Whiz is among the interactive exhibits in the ongoing NSTW which runs July 25-29, 2016. With “Juan Science, One Nation” as its theme, NSTW aims to generate greater appreciation and awareness of science and technology among Filipinos, especially the youth. For more about NSTW, log on to  Free admission. #nstw2016  #juanscienceonenation  #PartnerforChange