Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for April 11th:
- Technology News: Science: Virgin Oceanic Sub Will 'Fly' to Ocean Depths - Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson on Tuesday announced his plans to begin a series of deep-sea explorations through Virgin Oceanic.
- NASA airborne radar set to image Hawaiian volcanoes - A NASA Gulfstream-III aircraft equipped with a synthetic aperture radar developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., is scheduled to depart Sunday, April 3, from the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., to the Big Island for a nine-day mission.
- DeconGel(R) Provides Radiological Decontamination Technology to Japan in Wake of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Crisis - CBI Polymers LLC, the Honolulu-based innovator of DeconGel® nuclear decontaminant, will join the broad-based philanthropic effort to help with the crisis in Japan.
- Shrink Nanotechnologies Signs Binding Letter of Intent to Acquire 100% of Hawaii-Based... -- IRVINE, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Shrink Nanotechnologies, Inc. ("Shrink") , an innovative high technology company, announced today that it has executed a binding letter of intent to acquire 100% of Hawaii-based Nanopoint Inc.
- Students honored for creativity, message at Internet Safety Awar - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL Home - Cyber-bullying. Internet predators. Plagiarism. Those were just a few of the topics of some award-winning student videos at the fourth annual Internet Safety Awards, held at the Farrington High School Auditorium Friday.
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for March 21st:
- HPCwire: Computer Simulations Illustrate Scope of Japanese Disaster - NOAA, as well as a number of research institution, rely on the MOST model for tsunami forecasting. MOST (Method of Splitting Tsunami) is a suite of numerical codes capable of simulating three processes of tsunami evolution: earthquake, transoceanic propagation, and inundation of dry land.
- Photo Release -- NASA Global Hawk Takes the Earth's Temperature Over the Pacific Ocean (NYSE:NOC) - A Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC)-produced Global Hawk high altitude unmanned aircraft began a series of flights over the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 11 as part of a campaign to study atmospheric rivers.
- Briefs: Grant Will Help Hawaii Establish State Technology Office - Thanks to a $3 million grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF), Hawaii will create a new Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT), which will be led by the state’s first CIO.
- Mānoa: Grey Hats place second in regional collegiate cyber defense competition | University of Hawaii News - The UH Mānoa Grey Hats, made up of eight Information and Computer Science students, recently placed second in the at-large regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on Saturday, March 5.
- Mānoa: College of Education launches 3-D virtual environment Second Life Island | University of Hawaii News - The UH Mānoa College of Education Second Life Island (COE SL) is complete.
- Successful tech transfer leads to more Hawaiian exports - Hawaii growers can now export more fruits and vegetables to the U.S. mainland, thanks to technology advanced by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and cooperators.
- SANYO's pedal-assist eneloop bike makes a big debut in Hawaii | Greener Ideal - After winning the award for 'Best of Innovations' at CES 2010, the eneloop bike manufactured by SANYO and created in partnership with World of Green, LLC, is being introduced to bike rental shops all across Hawaii. SANYO's intention is to provide vacationers with an eco-friendly and comfortable travel option when going on long sight-seeing trips around the island.
- Mānoa: SUPER-M team returns to Moloka'i for weekend of mathematics | University of Hawaii News - University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa mathematics and engineering students, faculty and staff will team up on Friday and Saturday, February 25-26, with Moloka‘i High and Aka’ula Middle School to teach math to K-12 students and their families.
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for February 19th:
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for February 2rd:
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for January 20th:
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for January 2nd through January 5th:
- AskGaijin launches crowd tool to help Japanese companies avoid embarrassing Engrish | VentureBeat - In a nutshell, AskGaijin provides a micro-consulting platform for small and medium businesses in Japan to vet English-language slogans and branding quickly and affordably.
- Mānoa: East Polynesia colonized faster and more recently than previously thought | University of Hawaii News - New research by an international team of scholars shows early human colonization of Eastern Polynesia took place much faster and more recently than previously established.
- Hawaii Goes Hydrogen by 2015 - Business News - Energy Digital - The Gas Company and GM are planning the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative, which will bring Oahu’s one million residents local hydrogen by 2015.
- Astronomers identify the epoch of the first fast growth of black holes - Astronomy Magazine - Hagai Netzer, Benny Trakhtenbrot, and a team of astronomers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have determined that the era of the first fast growth of the most massive black holes occurred when the universe was only about 1.2 billion years old.
- HECO request to recoup $1.4M in transition fees rejected - Hawaii Business - Staradvertiser.com - State regulators have denied a request by Hawaiian Electric Co. to recover $1.4 million in costs it incurred nearly two years ago while transferring oversight of its energy-efficiency program to a private contractor.
- 'Golf ball' radar rig returns to Pearl - Hawaii News - Staradvertiser.com - The Missile Defense Agency's eye-catching floating radar returned to a Ford Island dock yesterday for replenishment of food and fuel and to perform some checks, the Navy said.
- It’s a miss for Vandenberg missile - A missile-defense interceptor missed its target during Wednesday’s $120 million test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, giving the program a second failed test this year.
- Study shows drifting fish larvae allow marine reserves to rebuild fisheries | Science Blog - Marine ecologists at Oregon State University have shown for the first time that tiny fish larvae can drift with ocean currents and “re-seed” fish stocks significant distances away — more than 100 miles in a new study from Hawaii.
- AFP: Asia's baby shortage sets demographic timebomb ticking - Some of the world's lowest birth rates look set to slash labour forces in Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, where fewer workers will support more retirees and their ballooning health care and pension costs.
- Media-Newswire.com - Press Release Distribution - PR Agency - Marine ecologists at Oregon State University have shown for the first time that tiny fish larvae can drift with ocean currents and “re-seed” fish stocks significant distances away – more than 100 miles in a new study from Hawaii.
- GeoCommunity SpatialNews - The State of Hawaii recently launched an interactive broadband mapping Web site based on Esri technology. Visitors to the site will be able to view broadband coverage throughout the state.
- Army readies to sever from the grid | Living Off the Grid: Free Yourself - The joint capability technology demonstration known as SPIDERS, or Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security, is being designed to install and secure experimental microgrids at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Hawaii, Marine Corps Camp Smith, also in Hawaii, and Ft. Carson in Colorado.
- Ocean acidification changes nitrogen cycling in world seas - Increasing acidity in the sea's waters may fundamentally change how nitrogen is cycled in them, say marine scientists who published their findings in this week's issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
- Report: Harmful chemical found in tap water of 31 U.S. cities – The Chart - CNN.com Blogs - Millions of Americans in at least 31 U.S. cities could be drinking tap water contaminated with the harmful chemical hexavalent chromium, according to a report released Monday by the non-profit Environmental Working Group.
- Military signals advanced biofuels demand: 336 million gallons per year by 2020 : Biofuels Digest - biofuels, biodiesel, ethanol, algae, jatropha, green gasoline, green diesel, and biocrude daily news - This week in Honolulu, Chris Tindal of the US Navy joined advanced biofuels CEOs Jason Pyle of Sapphire Energy and Jonathan Wolfson of Solazyme at BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit, to discuss the scope and scale of the effort to provide the US Navy annually with 336 million gallons of drop-in advanced biofuels by 2020.
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for December 12th through December 15th:
- Hawaii's Magma Chamber May Be World's Shallowest | Molten Rock & Active Volcanoes, Eruptions | Our Amazing Planet - The huge, underground pocket of molten rock that feeds Hawaii's volcanoes may be a lot closer to the Earth's surface than previously thought; it could be the shallowest in the world, new chemical analysis suggests.
- Molokai goes solar | Indian Country Today | Business - Just last month, Molokai’s Kualapu‘u Public Conversion Charter School, which has an enrollment of more than 90 percent Native Hawaiian students, completed the installation of its own PV powerhouse.
- UH's telescope plans for Mauna Kea delayed - Hawaii News - Staradvertiser.com - The University of Hawaii said Wednesday it expects to delay by about two years the start of a new asteroid-hunting telescope it plans to build at Mauna Kea's summit.
- Air Force Flying Away from Dangerous Asteroid Tracking Project, - The U.S. Air Force’s cancellation of an “environmental impact statement” (EIS) for the construction and operation of a telescope dedicated to discovering potentially dangerous asteroids does not halt plans for deploying additional telescopes.
- Hawaii's Hydrogen Fueling Plans Expand | Fast Company - Hawaii is set to become a testing ground for hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative, a GM and The Gas Company-led program designed to make hydrogen available to Oahu’s one million residents by 2015.
- NOAA's Ford Island site hits final building phase - Hawaii News - Staradvertiser.com - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broke ground last week on the final phase of a $330 million effort to consolidate scattered Oahu offices onto one Ford Island campus.
- Fourth planet foundin giant version of our solar system - Astronomers have discovered a fourth giant planet, joining three others that, in 2008, were the subject of the first-ever pictures of a planetary system orbiting another star other than our sun.
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for December 5th through December 8th:
- System: Venture funding fuels UH tech innovation | University of Hawaii News - The Upside Fund, a venture capital fund managed by the UH Foundation in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Strategic Development Corporation and the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH) has invested $100,000 to help launch Protekai, Inc.
- Asteroid warning system would give time to evacuate - Technology & science - Space - Space.com - msnbc.com - An early warning system that could give Earth a week's notice or more before a space rock destroyed a city would cost only $1 million per observatory, its leading proponent suggests.
- BLNR clears path to solar telescope on Haleakala - Mauinews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor's Information - The Maui News - The state Board of Land and Natural Resources has cleared the final hurdles, in all likelihood, to allowing for construction to begin in the next several months on the $298 million solar telescope atop Haleakala.
- Genentech drug delays follicular lymphoma progression, vegetables prevent it - A new phase II trial showed using Rituxan or rituximab made by Genentech, Inc, a biotechnology company of the Roche Group, and Biogen Idec, benefited patients with asymptomatic advanced follicular lymphoma.
- Flipboard “iPadifies” Shared Content from Leading Publishers | SYS-CON MEDIA - Today Flipboard™ announced a framework for publishers to give readers a beautiful, “iPadified” experience when browsing their web content with Flipboard’s app for the iPad.
- Mānoa: Land Board approves Haleakala Management Plan and ATST | University of Hawaii News - On December 1, the state Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) approved the Management Plan for the University of Hawaiʻi's Haleakala High Altitude Observatory Site and a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST).
- Discovery triples number of stars in universe - Astronomers have discovered that small, dim stars known as red dwarfs are much more prolific than previously thought—so much so that the total number of stars in the universe is likely three times bigger than realized.
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for November 29th through December 1st:
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for November 3rd:
- University of Hawai‘i - West O‘ahu :: ID Alert - The University of Hawai‘i -- West O‘ahu (UHWO) is notifying approximately 40,000 individuals that their personal information may have been compromised.
- Japan Achieves Third Ballistic Missile Intercept Using Raytheon... -- PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, Oct. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) achieved its third ballistic missile intercept using a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-3.
- Antarctic balloon sees particles with a million times more energy than the LHC | Science | guardian.co.uk - The ANITA experiment is designed to look for neutrinos, but saw 16 ultra-high-energy cosmic rays by mistake.
- Facebook study finds race trumped by ethnic, social, geographic origins in forging friendships - Race may not be as important as previously thought in determining who buddies up with whom, suggests a new UCLA–Harvard University study of American college students on the social networking site Facebook.
- Keahole Solar Power, DHHL kick off Oahu project | Hawaii247.com | Hawaii 24/7 - A ground blessing ceremony Wednesday in Kalaeloa, Oahu kicked off the largest Micro-scaled Concentrating Solar Power (MicroCSP) project in the State of Hawaii.
- NASA - NASA Survey Suggests Earth-Sized Planets Are Common - Nearly one in four stars similar to the sun may host planets as small as Earth, according to a new study funded by NASA and the University of California.