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As the 48th Atomic Energy Week celebration (AEW) kicked-off on 07 December 2020, government officials and lawmakers underscored the significant contributions of various nuclear-related research and technologies, which improved the products and services in the medical and agriculture sectors.
Read more: Medical and agri sectors gain from nuclear R&D, applications
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Researchers from the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) found that about 80% of honey products sold in groceries, souvenir shops, and online platforms were not pure honey.
This was revealed using the nuclear-based tests showing honey products contain syrups made from sugar cane and corn. This fraudulent practice allows manufacturers to increase the volume of their products while reducing the production costs.
Read more: Sweet but not pure: DOST study shows 80% of honey sold in markets contain sugar syrup
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Three Filipino scientists recently shared their research expertise on a webinar called “ScienTeach: A Virtual Symposium for the Youth” on 26 November 2020 at 11:00 AM.
The event, which was organized by the Department of Science and Technology National Academy of Science and Technology(DOST-NAST) in partnership with the DOST-National Capital Region, was held in celebration of the 2020 National Science & Technology Week.
Read more: DOST brings virtual research fora to inspire youth
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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, many industries have shifted in producing new normal essential products. And even the textile and fashion industry, has likewise pivoted to production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and face masks in response to the health and safety requirements against the virus.
Read more: DOST webinar brings international initiatives on textile sustainability during science week
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As part of the week-long celebration of the yearly National Science and Technology Week in the country, the Department of Science and Technology – Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) will conduct a webinar on the different technical services offered by the agency on Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 3:00-5:00 PM via Facebook Live.
Read more: DOST banners testing facilities that ensure consumer welfare during the science week