Bookmarks for March 8th
When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on March 8th:
- We can clear up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Once a five-mile stretch of golden sand, Kamilo beach on the island of Hawaii has become a huge rubbish dump. A British company is aiming to make such detritus a thing of the past.
- STFC funding revamped to protect national facilities: The structural changes to the STFC come as Brazilian researchers prepare to take the place of UK researchers using the twin Gemini telescopes based in Hawaii and Chile.
- Lava likely made river-like channel on Mars: Flowing lava can carve or build paths very much like the riverbeds and canyons etched by water, and this probably explains at least one of the meandering channels on the surface of Mars.
- Three day scholar series on China v. Google conflict: Intellectual Property Law Week is centered on the recent Google v. China battle as the platform to discuss the most timely and relevant IP issues affecting governments, companies, and individuals around the globe.
- Foodborne illness costs $152 billion annually: Foodborne illnesses cost the United States $152 billion in health-related expenses each year. Greater exposure to higher cost pathogens pushed the price tag to about $2,008 per case in Hawaii.
- Aloha ‘Aina workshop for isle teachers set: A teacher workshop on curriculum about Hawaii’s unique environment will be held March 18 and 19 at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
- Study Examines Perceived Barriers to Care for At-Risk Patients with Diabetes: A new study shows that primary care physicians believe the barriers that put patients with uncontrolled diabetes at risk for cardiovascular disease as being patient-related or system-related.
- U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards: BAE Systems was awarded $22,365,515 for logistical support and services consisting of the three major functional areas of maintenance, transportation, and supply on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii.
- Wind farm developer gets loan guarantee: A Mainland wind farm developer has received a $117 million federal loan guarantee to pay for construction of its planned Kahuku project on Oahu.
- Ocean cable connects Hawaii, Tahiti: The first Polynesian submarine cable linking the United States and Tahiti landed on the Big Island of Hawaii Monday.
- Cyanotech’s Names David I. Rosenthal as Interim President and CEO: Cyanotech Corporation has named David I. Rosenthal as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer while a search is underway for a new CEO. He replaces Andrew H. Jacobson.
- Walt Disney Studios buys advertising technology from Hawaii firm: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is among the first companies to buy a new advertising technology from Sprout, a firm with headquarters in Honolulu and San Francisco.
- NASA Announces 2010 Carl Sagan Fellows: Lucas Cieza will work at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, to study the disks of gas and dust around young stars where there is evidence of planets being formed.
- Destination 3° Partnering With Xterra Tv: Stand-up paddlers Jenny Kalmbach and Morgan Hoesterey, will cross Hawaii’s legendary open-ocean channels on stand-up paddleboards to help raise awareness against the plastics contamination that threatens our oceans.
- Scientists vacuum up the data on dust: African dust, may be beneficial by fertilizing regions such as the Amazon basin. Even Hawaii, one of the world’s least dusty places, has forests fertilized by blown-in dust,
- Social media adds to torrent of news: Online social media sites and radio and television airwaves were awash with tsunami information by the time Civil Defense sirens rousted isle residents to news of a tsunami warning.
- U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards: SmithGroup, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., is being awarded a $6,046,433 modification for design and engineering services for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command at Hickam Air Force Base.
- ClearFuels Announces Development of Co-Located Commercial Scale Biorefinery Facility: Aiea-based ClearFuels Technology Inc. is developing a renewable energy facility will be co-located with Hughes Hardwood’s wood component products manufacturing facility in Collinwood, Tennessee.
- Hawaii Satellites Aim to Help Build the Future: Kauai will be doubly involved in the launch of two satellites being built by University of Hawaii scientists and students, in cooperation with NASA.
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