Bookmarks for September 8th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 8th:

  • Expedition to extinct Papua New Guinea volcano unearths remarkable finds: “It was mind-blowing,” said Dr George McGavin. “Allen Allison, a specialist in amphibians from the Bishop Museum in Hawaii, said, ‘I think that’s one over there by your foot.’ I nearly trod on it.”
  • Fanged frogs among 40 new species in PNG crater: In a remarkable haul from just five weeks of exploration, the biologists discovered 16 frogs never before recorded by science, at least three new fish, a new bat and a giant rat that may turn out to be the biggest in the world.
  • UH Mānoa oceanographers examine mercury levels of pelagic fish in Hawaii: Fish that hunt deeper in the open ocean have higher mercury concentrations than those that feed near the surface of the ocean because their deep water food has higher mercury. This research was detailed in the August 18th early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • UH receives $891K for ocean/science research: The University of Hawaii will receive $891,305 from the National Science Foundation for oceanic and astronomical research projects, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye announced yesterday.
  • Further study on irradiator ordered: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled that more work needs to be done on an environmental assessment for a produce irradiator that’s proposed for a location near Honolulu International Airport.
  • More Studies Required for Proposed Airport Irradiator: A recent ruling by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will ensure O’ahu residents gain more information about a controversial nuclear irradiation facility proposed for Honolulu International Airport
  • Hawaii tech firms got $140M in tax breaks: Investors in Hawaii high-technology companies got state tax breaks worth $140 million in 2007, according to a report released this week by the state tax department. These same investors put $254.8 million into Hawaii tech firms last year.
  • Hawaii tax credit program cost state $1.29 billion through 2008: The total potential cost of Hawai’i’s technology tax credit program rose to $1.29 billion through last year, according to a report released by the state tax department last week.
  • No Child Left Behind testing going online in Hawaii in 2011: The state Department of Education will conduct field studies of an online version of the Hawai’i State Assessment at every school, with plans to replace the paper and pencil test in 2011.
  • Hawaii company develops, markets high-tech cleaner: With an eye for what he calls “disruptive technologies,” Honolulu entrepreneur Hank Wuh has entered the commercial market for cleaning nuclear and hazardous waste.
  • Neighboring Galaxies Collided 2-3 Billion Years Ago: The Pan-Andromeda Archeological Survey is using the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope to map the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies. This map, the largest of its kind, will allow astronomers to test the hypothesis that galaxies grow by “cannibalizing” other galaxies.
  • Corona Warfare Center Partners with Premier Pacific Range Facility: The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona and the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) signed a agreement Aug. 26 in Kauai, formalizing a partnership between the Navy’s leading independent assessment agent and the Navy’s premier ballistic missile defense training range.

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