Bookmarks for February 16th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 16th:

  • ‘Second invasion’ threatens nurseries: The tiny noisemakers have returned to Waimanalo where they are mounting a “second invasion” and pose a threat to the nursery owners who depend on potted plant sales.
  • Too Much Tech: Good or Bad?: From television to Twitter and texting, it seems kids are always plugged-in to technology. A recent study says kids these days are spending more time with multi-media than they do at school.
  • Shindo exits Hoku post: Entrepreneur Dustin Shindo, who co-founded Hoku Scientific Inc. nine years ago and took it public in August 2005, is stepping down just as it is on the verge of making its first deliveries from the polysilicon plant it is building in Idaho.
  • Western cities fare best in well-being index: Honolulu ranks third in a massive new study of Americans’ attitudes to determine where the happiest, healthiest people in the United States live.
  • Gone fishing: Secret hunt for a sunken Soviet sub: In 1974, a U.S. ship pretending to be a deep-sea mining vessel fished a sunken Soviet nuclear-armed submarine out of the ocean depths and made off to Hawaii with its purloined prize. Now, Washington is owning up to Project Azorian, a brazen mission from the days of high-stakes Cold War rivalry.
  • Hawaii gets $5.6M for health information exchange: Hawaii has received $5.6 million in stimulus funding that will be used to create a statewide health information exchange — one of the foundations of expanding the use of electronic health records.
  • Hawaii is gung-ho on Google’s gigabit gamble: The state of Hawaii “has jumped all over” the Google plan to bring 1-gigabit-per-second Internet speed to some U.S. locations on a trial basis, said Lenny Klompus, senior communications adviser to Gov. Linda Lingle.
  • The Improving Rescue – how satellites are making the oceans safer: As part of a recent test, ORBCOMM’s satellite AIS data successfully detected one-watt search and rescue transponders from space, which were meant to simulate a life raft and a person in the water, on January 20 and January 21, 2010, off the coast of Hawaii.

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