When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 13th:
- Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano poses explosive peril: Kilauea, the sleepy Hawaiian volcano famed for its quiet lava flows, could awaken into violent explosive eruptions at any time, geologists on the Big Island warn.
- Researchers Assess Radioactivity Released to the Ocean from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Facility: Researchers and technicians spent two weeks aboard the University of Hawaii research vessel R/V Kaimikai-O-Kanaloa.
- New buoy to keep an eye on the waves: Soon big-wave surfers and spectators will be able to get more accurate information about incoming swells, with a buoy deployed by the University of Hawaii off the famous Peahi surf spot “Jaws.”
- Mitsubishi Hands Over Keys to First 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Retail Customer: Representatives from Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. made the very first customer retail delivery of the 100% electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi i featuringMiEV technology.
- Maui College leads electric vehicle alliance: The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College is spearheading a cooperative effort on Maui that aims to make the island a green energy model for electric vehicles and smart grids.
- Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander programs get grants: Two recent grants to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo will help support student programs for Native Hawaiians and Asian and Pacific Islanders pursuing degrees at UH Hilo and other UH campuses statewide.
- SAIC Awarded $66 Million Contract Amendment by Hawaii PUC: Company Continues to Administer the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program to Help Decrease the State’s Dependence on Foreign Oil and Improve Energy Security
- DRFortress Selects Nirvanix to Deploy Hawaii’s First Enterprise Cloud Storage Service: Nirvanix today announced that DRFortress, Hawaii’s premier managed colocation services provider, will deploy a Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud Storage solution and offer consumption-based data backup and archival services across the Pacific Rim.
- Powerful NIST detectors on Hawaiian telescope to probe origins of stars: The world’s largest submillimeter camera is now ready to scan the universe, including faint and faraway parts never seen before.
- India’s contribution to telescope planned for top of Mauna Kea could be worth about $150M: Canada, Japan and China have also signed on as partners in the $1.2 billion Big Island telescope, which will be among the world’s largest telescopes.
- Most massive black holes ever discovered: Now research suggests black holes in two nearby galaxies are even bigger. The scientists used the Gemini and Keck observatories in Hawaii to monitor the velocities of stars orbiting around the centers of a pair of galaxies.
- Hawaii Wildlife Center celebrates grand opening: The Hawaii Wildlife Center is officially open for business, although the bird rescue facility in Kapaau still needs equipment and supplies before it will be fully operational.
- Pregnancy is a drag for bottlenose dolphins: Joining a pod of dolphins at Dolphin Quest, Hawaii, just before two of the females gave birth, Noren analysed the impact of pregnancy on the animals’ streamlined shape and mobility.
- Astronomers find 18 new planets: This new bounty marks a 50 percent increase in the number of known planets orbiting massive stars and provides an invaluable population of planetary systems for understanding how planets form.
- Hawaii Island to Receive more than $1.2 Million to Install Solar Water Heaters: The Hawaii Economic Opportunity Council will receive $1,218,791 to help install 100 solar water heaters and provide energy conservation education to low income families on Hawaii Island
- Keck, Magellan & Hubble Telescopes Find Galactic Recyclers: The secret of longevity is recycling, at least for galaxies, say astronomers who have used a trio of the world’s best telescopes to study the uncharted space around vibrant star-birthing galaxies.
- Big Island Carbon names Baker as Chief Operating Officer: “Dr. Baker comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be put to good use as we complete the testing phase and ramp up manufacturing of premium granular activated carbon at our plant.”
- IBA Green to Develop a Proposal for Honolulu: “We believe that our technology can address several issues facing Honolulu, not the least of which is the immediate reduction of toxic Incinerator Bottom Ash from being deposited in the landfill.”
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