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Bookmarks for November 11th

Bookmarks for November 11th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 11th: “Mystery Missile” off California Coast Was Probably Just an Airliner: The airplane explanation was put forth rather quickly by Contrail Science. The Web site and others even identified a likely suspect for the...

Local Nerd Nets $10,000 Scholarship

Local Nerd Nets $10,000 Scholarship

Congratulations to local science blogger Christie Wilcox, author of “Observations of a Nerd,” for winning a $10,000 scholarship from College Scholarships.org. Wilcox is pursuing her PhD in cell and molecular biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The award was announced today, and came after ten days of public...

Bookmarks for November 1st

Bookmarks for November 1st

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 1st: Inadvertent data exposure by UH West Oahu affects Manoa students: The exposure occurred when a faculty member inadvertently uploaded files containing data including names, social security numbers, addresses, birth dates and educational information...

3-D Printing at RAPID Technology

3-D Printing at RAPID Technology

RAPID Technology is a Honolulu-based 3-D printing and rapid prototyping firm. With 3-D printers by Z Corporation, the company offers designers, architects, engineers, and even artists a fast and intuitive way to visualize and interact with their work. Last September, RAPID Technology Chief Operating Officer Russ Ogi joined us on...

Candidate Cries Foul Over Twitter Posts

Candidate Cries Foul Over Twitter Posts

The race for Hawaii governor between Democrat and former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie and Republican Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona has been a contentious one. A stream of dueling press releases has dominated the headlines, political ads have blanketed the airwaves, and hordes of signwavers have lined nearly every street. But...

E-Waste Recycling Next Week

E-Waste Recycling Next Week

Whether you’re a geek with a packrat streak or an organization with a closet full of old computers, next week brings a valuable opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of your unwanted electronics — free of charge. The University of Hawaii is hosting its “Biennial Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days.”...

iPad App: MovieBuddy

iPad App: MovieBuddy

The MovieBuddy app for iPad, conceived and developed in part in Hawaii, takes a great thing and tries to make it even better. Netflix is everywhere. Not content to destroy the likes of Blockbuster, the DVD rental company is leading the way in the inevitable shift toward streaming media. Getting...

Bookmarks for October 18th

Bookmarks for October 18th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 18th: How to be a data journalist: Data journalism trainer and writer Paul Bradshaw explains how to get started in data journalism, from getting to the data to visualising it. Physics program gains prestigious...

Honolulu’s ‘Real Weather Girl’

Honolulu’s ‘Real Weather Girl’

When it comes to covering the weather, local television news outlets aren’t shy about emphasizing the appearance of their reporters over their meteorological data. This may be even more true in Hawaii, where the weather doesn’t change much. The “Real Weather Girls” app for iPhone and iPad takes this concept...

Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría” Opens Tonight

Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría” Opens Tonight

“Alegría” is one of the longest-running, signature productions by Cirque du Soleil, and tonight the traveling show kicks off a two-week run at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to stop by yesterday to see some of the final rehearsals and preparations for the...

Bookmarks for October 5th

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...

Kava Festival at UH on Saturday

Kava Festival at UH on Saturday

Scientists call it piper methysticum, or “intoxicating pepper,” but in Hawaii, it’s known as ‘awa. Studied and used by people as diverse as researchers, nutritionists, and native Hawaiian cultural practitioners, this plant and the products derived from it will again be explored and shared at the Hawaii Pacific Island Kava...

Hawaii Group Buying Hitting Its Stride

Hawaii Group Buying Hitting Its Stride

My inbox runneth over with great deals. Back in June, I noted how the group buying trend was taking hold in Hawaii. Tippr was launching in Honolulu, following in the footsteps of PlayHawaii, and competitors LivingSocial and industry leader Groupon were promising to launch here soon. My KIPO radio co-host friend Burt...

Bookmarks for September 29th

Bookmarks for September 29th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 29th: Newly Discovered Planet May Have Water on Its Surface: A team of astronomers that includes the University of Hawaii’s Nader Haghighipour has announced the discovery of a planet that could have liquid water...

Free Museum Admission on Saturday

Free Museum Admission on Saturday

Saturday brings the sixth annual “Museum Day” across the country, in which hundreds of museums across the country offer free admission to re-introduce the public to their collections. This year, there are nine participating museums in Hawaii: ‘Iolani Palace (Honolulu) Bailey House Museum (Maui) Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu) Mission...

Fun with Geotags

Fun with Geotags

As a fan of geolocation technology in all of its interesting and frightening forms, I was glad to stumble across San Francisco photographer Eric Fischer‘s visualizations on Flickr. In “Locals and Tourists,” Fischer created maps of the geotags embedded in photos, and then separated photos taken by locals from those taken...

Bookmarks for September 21st

Bookmarks for September 21st

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 17th: Hawaii professor wins competitive research funds: The National Science Foundation has awarded a University of Hawaii physics professor nearly $220,000 to develop a new type of particle detector. National Institutes of Health awards...

Review: ‘Hawaii Five-0’

Review: ‘Hawaii Five-0’

Tonight brings the national premiere of the re-imagined “Hawaii Five-0” on CBS, although my family and I were among the thousands who crammed onto Waikiki beach for a special “Sunset on the Beach” advance screening a week ago. Though I’m not planning on covering “Hawaii Five-0” on this blog as...

Abercrombie & Schatz and Fast Fashion

Abercrombie & Schatz and Fast Fashion

To island democratic voters, “Abercrombie & Schatz” sounds like the ticket to a brighter future for Hawaii. But for many people, “Abercrombie & Schatz” also sounds like a clothing line. On Saturday night, as it became obvious that former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie was going to trounce former Honolulu mayor...

Bookmarks for September 15th

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...