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.
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for October 27th:
- Despite risks, innovation can show the way - Hawaii News - Staradvertiser.com - The Hawaii Community Foundation launches a new project and website called the Island Innovation Fund.
- Little fire ant infestation eradicated - Mauinews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor's Information - The Maui News - An infestation of little fire ants on Maui has been eradicated, the state Department of Agriculture announced last week.
- State of Hawaii Awards $2.1 Million to Promote Renewable Energy Interconnection on Neighbor Islands | Hawaii Reporter - The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has awarded $2.1 million in federal stimulus funds for energy storage demonstration projects on Hawaii Island and Maui County.
- NASA Invites Reporters To Next Space Shuttle Launch And Tweetup | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference - At the next space shuttle launch, NASA will host 150 people from around the world and provide them with a behind-the-scenes perspective to share with their followers via the social networking service Twitter.
- System: David Lassner elected to chair EDUCAUSE Board of Directors | University of Hawaii News - David Lassner, University of Hawai‘i vice president for information technology and chief information officer, has been elected as chair of the Board of Directors of EDUCAUSE.
- Mounting research shows increased health risks from volcanic air pollution - Sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) emissions from Kilauea Volcano drifting to the local community of Ka'u is raising health concerns over the risks associated with exposure to "vog".
- $2M boosts isles' renewable energy - The federal government has awarded $2.1 million to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to build energy storage systems that will allow electric utilities to accept more renewable energy.
- Mill Valley Solar Firm Inks Molokai Hospital - Mill Valley, CA Patch - Mill Valley's Solar Power Partners inked a deal with Molokai General Hospital on the island of Molokai earlier this month for a power purchase agreement.
- Mānoa: Research wins major NASA grant | University of Hawaii News - NASA has awarded the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and five U.S. institutions a $4.6 million grant for the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) experiment. UH Mānoa, the lead institution, will receive $1.4 million of the total amount.
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for October 20th:
Each week I pore through Google alerts to find Hawaii's science and tech news. These are my finds for October 13th: