Bookmarks for October 5th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 3rd:

  • Hawaii’s green energy efforts get funding: Five green-technology companies have been awarded a total of $2.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop “game-changing” technologies designed to aid Hawaii’s transition to clean energy.
  • HR BioPetroleum placing big Maui bet on algae: The hope of Maui becoming one of the first sites in the world for an algae biofuel plant is looking increasingly promising, according to officials at HR BioPetroleum.
  • Sopogy awarded funding for innovative solar thermal air conditioning project: Sopogy, Inc., a leading micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP) technology developer, today announced that it has been awarded funding from the Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture.
  • Tsunami warning system breaking down, U.S. report says: A detection system that was expanded following an Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 230,000 people has experienced significant outages and can no longer be relied on to detect the giant waves as they approach the U.S. coastline, particularly in the West, a new report has found.
  • Psychology professor co-authors study on tennis grunting effects: You’ve heard them at tennis matches – a loud, emphatic grunt with each player’s stroke. A University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa researcher has studied the impact of these grunts and come up with some surprising findings.
  • New tools may help improve food safety: Some new high tech tools are being used to make sure food shipments here are safe. The state is teaming up with several companies on a pilot project.
  • Business Support Helps Build Science Workforce: Sleek as seals, 24 high school students slip into the turquoise water off Coconut Island, snorkels and swim fins in place, gripping scientific gear to measure the health of the underwater reef.
  • Virtual Reality: It’s been a dizzying year for Craig Carapelho, CEO of Honolulu-based Team Vision Virtual and honcho of what’s billed as the world’s first 3D travel Web site.

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