When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 29th:
- Newly Discovered Planet May Have Water on Its Surface: A team of astronomers that includes the University of Hawaii’s Nader Haghighipour has announced the discovery of a planet that could have liquid water on its surface.
- Pan-STARRS Discovers First Potentially Hazardous Asteroid: The University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope on Haleakala has discovered an asteroid that will come within 4 million miles of Earth in mid-October. The object is about 150 feet in diameter and was discovered in images acquired on September 16, when it was about 20 million miles away.
- Scientists Release First Cultivated ‘Ōhelo Berry for Hawaii: The first cultivar of ‘ōhelo berry, a popular native Hawaiian fruit, has been released by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their university and industry cooperators.
- Hawaii Technology Company Adama Materials, Inc. Gets $4.7 Million Venture Investment: Adama Materials, Inc., a developer of nanotechnology-based advanced materials, announced today that it has completed a $4.75 million Series A equity financing led by Artiman Ventures, along with Startup Capital Ventures, the company’s founders and a group of Hawaii-based angel investors including Cellular Bioengineering Inc.
- First Hawaiian Bank Foundation funds cancer nursing education at UH Mānoa: The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation has made a $100,000 gift to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) to create the “Cancer Nursing Care Simulation Initiative”.
- Ocean Power Technologies Completes First-Ever Grid Connection of a Wave Energy Device in the US: Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announces that it has completed the first-ever grid connection of a wave energy device in the United States at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in conjunction with the US Navy.
- USDA Funding Assistance for Energy Reduction, Business Development and Job Creation: the state is receiving USDA funding that will enhance business activity, create jobs, and reduce energy use for rural communities in the state.
- Big Island energy project receives $5 million loan guarantee: A Big Island energy company will receive a $5 million loan guarantee to build a manufacturing plant in Kawaihae that will convert macadamia nut shells into Granular Activated Carbon (GAC).
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