Bookmarks for December 28th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 28th:

  • Swiss test solar-power aircraft for night flight: The prototype of an aircraft, to be propelled entirely by solar power even at night, has already been successfully tested for a ‘flea hop’ or a short flight. Scientists and engineers are working full-steam to fly the aircraft around the world for 36 hours.
  • U.S. EPA Releases Annual Enforcement Results and Mapping Tool: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed a new Web-based tool and interactive map that allows the public to get detailed information by location about the enforcement actions taken at approximately 4,600 facilities.
  • Maui divers wage war on predatory fish: The fish was introduced to Hawaiian waters in the 1950s to boost declining fish stocks. Its population exploded as did its appetite. On a tiny section of coral off the Kona coast, roi consume eight million reef fish a year. On Maui, divers are waging war on roi.
  • Kamakura Ranked First in Both Asset and Liability Management and Liquidity Risk Management: Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation announced Tuesday that the company was ranked first world-wide for both asset and liability management software and liquidity risk management software in the RISK Magazine 2009 Technology Rankings.
  • Best go digital in a pandemic: Getting medication rapidly to everyone who needs it during a major disease outbreak could be carried out more effectively using a prescription system based on personal digital assistants, or similar portable devices, rather than pen and paper.
  • Healthcare industry and UH Manoa create Hawaii Nursing Simulation Center: Four of Hawaii’s healthcare industry leaders joined officials and students at UH Mānoa’s School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene today to celebrate $1,050,000 in initial gifts to support the development of the Hawaii Nursing Simulation Center at Webster Hall.
  • Pentagon spending bill includes Inouye earmarks: A new defense appropriations bill includes several targeted spending provisions championed by Sen. Inouye that will benefit companies whose officers have contributed to his re-election campaigns.
  • Sensors seek out lightning throughout world: A global network of sensors to detect lightning has been developed based on research by a UH meteorologist. The data potentially could be used to identify thunderstorms, forecast hurricanes and other weather phenomena.
  • Keck Telescopes Gaze into Young Star’s “Life Zone”: For the first time, astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have measured the properties of a young solar system at distances closer to the star than Venus is from our sun.
  • Work starts on expanded H-Power plant: The $302 million project will expand the waste-to-energy plant’s capacity by 50 percent to handle an added 300,000 tons of garbage a year at the Campbell Industrial Park facility.

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