Bookmarks for April 14th
When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 14th:
- Sound From Exploding Volcanoes Compared With Jet Engines: New research on infrasound from volcanic eruptions shows an unexpected connection with jet engines. These findings provide scientists with a more useful probe of the inner workings of volcanic eruptions.
- Incoming asteroid under close watch: Exactly 20 years from today, an asteroid about the size of a 25-story building will come closer to Earth than the networks of communications satellites orbiting the planet.
- Hot hearing at the country club on our alternative energy future: The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission will have to make it possible for providers other than HECO to sell their electricity to us at a profit, yet cheaply enough so that we’ll want to buy it.
- New Arizona Memorial Ferries Honor War Heroes: The U.S. Navy and National Park Service christened the first of five new boats Tuesday that will be used to ferry visitors at the USS Arizona Memorial. The new boats are designed to be environmentally friendly and they are named after American war heroes.
- USGS to Spend Millions in Stimulus Funds on Volcano Monitoring in Hawaii: The U.S. Geological Survey will invest millions of dollars in Hawaii for volcano monitoring, flood monitoring, and water program maintenance projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
- Hoku to cut polysilicon supply to Solargiga unit: Hoku Scientific, which provides raw materials to the solar industry, said its unit will reduce the quantum of polysilicon supplied to a unit of China’s Solargiga Energy Holdings Ltd. It will also delay shipments of polysilicon to Wealthy Rise by three months.
- General Dynamics Awarded $15 Million Information Assurance Contract by U.S. Army, Pacific: General Dynamics will provide information assurance support, including IT security policy and guidance and training and security engineering support to USARPAC. This contract will provide 20 additional personnel to Fort Shafter in Hawaii.
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