Bookmarks for September 15th
When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 15th:
- NOAA Sea Grant Initiates $1.2 Million Community Climate Change Adaptation Initiative: Hawaii Sea Grant will develop a guide on state-wide climate change adaptation recommendations and strategies that communities can use to tailor climate adaptation plans to fit needs based on their location.
- University awarded nearly $36 million to expand educational broadband: The partnership will deploy and enhance direct fiber optic connectivity to all community colleges, all public schools including public charter schools, and all public libraries on six islands.
- Professor leads team to study impacts of tsunami-borne debris: A $965,000 NSF grant will fund a three-year study to improve our understanding of the effects of tsunami-driven debris, such as logs, utility poles and steel shipping containers on buildings and other structures.
- Tech company takes another product to market: Archinoetics, which develops products primarily for the military, is releasing to the commercial market a software program called Physio-Lab, which collects and analyzes physiological data.
- DeconGel Approved for Disposal at Department of Energy Plant: After rigorous testing, the innovative decontamination product, DeconGel, has met requirements for safe transport to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for disposal of transuranic waste.
- iMedica and Blue Cliff Partner to Accelerate Electronic Medical Record Adoption: iMedica Corporation today announced a sales and marketing partnership with Blue Cliff, Inc., a Hawaii-based software development and training company.
- Geothermal energy is enjoying a resurgence: Ormat Technologies has used aerial mapping to locate hot-water reservoirs that can’t be seen from the ground. Ormat has received almost $12 million in federal grants to test new combinations of aerial imaging technologies at sites in Oregon and Hawaii.
- Offshore Winds May Trump U.S. Power-Plant Capacity, NREL Says: The U.S. has the potential to install as much as 4,150 gigawatts of offshore wind-energy capacity. Hawaii is among the states with the greatest offshore wind potential.
- UH faces deadline to plan research lab or lose funding: The University of Hawaii has about six months to convince the National Institutes of Health that it has a viable plan to build a regional biosafety laboratory or risk losing $32.5 million in federal funds.
- Tiny Pest Threatens Hawaii’s Coffee Crop: A beetle known as the coffee berry borer that threatens the health of Hawaii’s coffee industry has been found on several farms in Kona on the Big Island.
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