Monthly Archive: March 2009

Meet the Stargazers on Sunday

Meet the Stargazers on Sunday

The University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy is holding its annual Open House this Sunday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s event is a special one, as it’s part of a global “100 Hours of Astronomy” celebration. This year, 2009, is the “International Year of Astronomy,”...

Bookmarks for March 30th

Bookmarks for March 30th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on March 30th: Tech Industry Growing In Hawaii: A state report shows Hawaii’s science and tech industries generate more than $3-billion dollars a year. That’s about 17-percent of Hawaii’s total revenue. Yet it’s employees make up...

Scenes from a Season Finale

Scenes from a Season Finale

SPOILER ALERT! While only the tenth episode of “LOST” just aired on Wednesday, production is already wrapping up on the season here in Honolulu. That means that it’s been an especially exciting week for LOST spotters, who’ve caught the crew putting together scenes that will appear in the season finale. ...

Bookmarks for March 25th

Bookmarks for March 25th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on March 25th: Bill in Legislature pushes to put Hawaii medical records online: A system linking all hospital, patient and physician records via an online database would cut medical costs in Hawai'i and improve patient care...

Bookmarks for March 18th

Bookmarks for March 18th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on March 16th: New species of bamboo coral identified off Hawaii: Scientists have identified seven new species of bamboo coral discovered thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the...

“LOST” on the North Shore

“LOST” on the North Shore

SPOILER ALERT! Filming for the penultimate season of “LOST” is nearing an end, with about a month left of production to shoot the last two episodes. Location shoots tend to dwindle as the season finale nears, so I’m glad for any tidbit that surfaces these days. Fortunately, thanks to a...

Bookmarks for March 9th

Bookmarks for March 9th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on March 9th: AFP: Whale sonar: Two pings are better than one: Many whale species have sonar systems that send out two pings at once, allowing them to detect underwater objects with greater accuracy than even...

Abercrombie Announces Gubernatorial Run Online

Abercrombie Announces Gubernatorial Run Online

Hawaii Rep. Neil Abercrombie is hoping to move from Washington D.C. to Washington Place in Honolulu, today making official his long-anticipated run for governor. True, it was the worst-kept secret in local politics (I blogged it as a sure-thing in November, and I was late then!), and every media outlet...

Study: Hawaii Loves Porn

Study: Hawaii Loves Porn

A nationwide study of online porn consumption has been raising eyebrows, most pundits seizing on the strong correlation between conservative and religious states (a.k.a. “Red States”) and the number of porn subscriptions. But I was amused to discover that Hawaii is the number two consumer of porn, behind only Utah....