Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are the finds for February 15th:
- Northrop Grumman Foundation Congratulates CyberPatriot IV Finalists - MarketWatch - Northrop Grumman Foundation, the presenting sponsor for CyberPatriot IV, congratulates the 24 teams from across the country that have successfully battled three rounds of virtual competition to advance to the national finals showdown, to be held in Washington, D.C., on March 23.
- Mānoa: Student-built satellite selected for NASA launch | University of Hawaii News - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today that a nanosatellite designed by a team of University of Hawai`i at Mānoa electrical and mechanical engineering students is one of 33 selected to fly as auxiliary cargo on NASA missions planned during 2013 and 2014.
- SHARK TREK TO HAWAII IS BOON TO RESEARCH | UTSanDiego.com - An electronic ID tag from a rare shark spotted off the county’s coast in June has popped to the surface near Hawaii, providing local marine researchers with an unprecedented look into the long-distance movements of the second-largest known fish.
- International Group Tests RFID for Food Safety to Hawaii - RFID Journal - The project is using radio frequency identification and GPS technologies to track the temperature and location of produce as it is shipped from Taiwan and California to Armstrong Produce, a food company in Honolulu.
- Molokai Science Projects Wow Judges | Molokai Dispatch - Molokai students have proved themselves to be some of state’s brightest minds. Seventeen Molokai High School students and 15 Molokai Middle students represented the island at this year’s Maui Schools' Science and Engineering Fair on Maui.
- Hula Girls Revive Quake-Hit Fukushima Town at Hawaii Theme Park - Businessweek - A Hawaiian theme park that propped up the economy of a rural Japanese town in Fukushima prefecture for 45 years was forced to close after the March 11 earthquake. Almost a year later, the hula girls have returned.
- Abercrombie, Korea in smart grid development deal | Hawaii 24/7 - Government officials and private sector leaders on Friday joined Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Choi Kyu-Chong, Director of the Electricity Market and Smart Grid Division at the Republic of Korea Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), at the Hawaii State Capitol as the two leaders signed a letter of intent to pursue mutual interests in smart grid development in the Hawaiian Islands.
- High-tech models help guide restoration efforts to save threatened plants - A team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) and two universities will begin research using sophisticated topographic models to identify areas within dry forests that have the most potential for ecological restoration.
- NASA Study Solves Case of Earth’s ‘Missing Energy’ - Two years ago, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, released a study claiming that inconsistencies between satellite observations of Earth’s heat and measurements of ocean heating amounted to evidence of “missing energy” in the planet’s system.
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for January 23rd through January 25th:
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for January 18th through January 23rd:
- Astronomers find a dark matter galaxy far, far away - A faint “satellite galaxy” 10 billion light years from Earth is the lowest-mass object ever detected at such a distance, says University of California, Davis, physics professor Chris Fassnacht, who aided in the satellite’s discovery.
- Patient Receives Hawaii's First Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration by Retina Institute of Hawaii - MarketWatch - A team of surgeons from Hawaii, Dr. Michael Bennett of Retina Institute of Hawaii and Dr. Michael McMann of McMann Institute, has successfully implanted the FDA-approved eye telescope, a first in Hawaii, at one of the leading medical centers in Honolulu.
- 100 Years Of Observing Volcanic Activity At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park | National Parks Traveler - For a century now researchers have been studying volcanic activity from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, a facility that has provided many insights into volcanoes and earthquakes in the Pacific.
- Astronomers release unprecedented data set on celestial objects that brighten and dim - Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of Arizona have released the largest data set ever collected that documents the brightening and dimming of stars and other celestial objects—two hundred million in total.
- NASA Airborne Radar 'Sees' Inside Hawaii Volcano | Hawaii Volcano News, Images & Updates, Kilauea Eruption News, Images & Updates | Most Active Volcanoes, Volcano Monitoring | Space.com - This mission has returned to Hawaii for the third time to see how the volcano's surface is changing, which holds clues about what's happening inside the world's most active volcano.
- China, India to jump forward with Hawaii telescope - China and India will pay a share of the construction cost - expected to top $1 billion - for the Thirty Meter Telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea volcano. They will also have a share of the observation time.
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for January 9th through January 12th:
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for December 26th through December 28th:
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for December 18th through December 24th:
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for June 8th:
- Plovers tracked across the Pacific - Scientists have monitored Pacific Golden Plovers for the first time as they migrate thousands of kilometres nonstop from Hawaii to Alaska in spring and back again in autumn.
- New explanation for Hawaiian hot spot - Scientists in the US have suggested that volcanic activity in Hawaii could be fed by a giant hot rock pool 1,000 kilometers west of the islands and in the Earth’s mantle, rather than being fed by a hot plume of magma as previously thought.
- Alien life may huddle under hydrogen blankets - space - 12 ... - Earth could still support life even if it were as far from the sun as Saturn, claim two scientists in the US, as long as the air abounded with hydrogen.
- Ancient Hawaiian agriculture studied - UPI.com - Archaeologists say a pattern of earthen berms on the big island of Hawaii shows how ancient Hawaiians farmed long before Europeans arrived in the islands.
- Going Virtual to Get Healthy: Kaiser Permanente Hawaii uses new media to help people thrive | Hawaii Reporter - Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced today the launch of a new online physical activity program: Thrive Across Hawaii.
- 'Million-Dollar Reef Sharks' an Economic Driver for Palau -- WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- - A single reef shark can contribute almost US$2 million in its lifetime to the economy of Palau.
- Release No. 0176.11 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a $25 million grant to the University of Hawaii to develop obesity prevention strategies among native populations in the Pacific Region, continuing USDA's commitment to meet the rising challenge of obesity in the United States, especially in American youth.
- TeamPraxis Selects Microsoft Amalga to Create Hawaii’s First Online Physician Network for Healthcare Information Sharing | TTKN News - TeamPraxis, Hawaii’s pioneering physician management services organization, has selected Microsoft Amalga to bolster TeamPraxis’ existing physician information network.
- Referentia Opens Hawaii’s First Cyber Collaboration Center | EON: Enhanced Online News - Referentia Systems, an award-winning advanced cybersecurity solutions leader headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, announced today the opening of its new Cyber Collaboration Center
- Hawaii’s First Electric Car Charging Network Installed | Hawaii Reporter - Better Place today announced the initial deployment of its electric car network infrastructure in Hawaii.
- Blue Mars names new CEO – Hypergrid Business - Avatar Reality, developers of the Blue Mars 3D virtual world and iOS app, today announced the appointment of company Co-Founder Henk Rogers as CEO.
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: