Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) has introduced three bills in Congress to reform the century-old Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (commonlyRead more
Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) today announced that construction of the Thirty MeterRead more
The Onizuka Day of Exploration offers more than 100 games, activities and exhibits, both indoors and out.Read more
The UH study partnered with MAʻO Organic Farms in Waiʻanae, which provides educational and employment opportunities to young people in the area.Read more
The AccesSurf mural, which will be on display at The Barn at SALT at Our Kakaʻako, will help raise awareness of the nonprofit’s mission of building an inclusive community that empowers people with disabilities, through accessible beach and water programs.Read more
This is the first year that both counts are coordinated on the same days, ensuring the data from all main islands is collected simultaneously. It is also the first year that Pacific Whale Foundation is expanding their Great Whale Count on Maui from one month to three.Read more
“Modern sensors with applications in measuring fundamental properties of matter require modern day electronics for fast processing of data,” explains Isar Mostafanezhad, founder and CEO of Nalu Scientific.Read more
The potential vaccine remains viable in extreme heat conditions for several months, which is especially important where the disease outbreaks so far have begun in rural, spread-out areas of hot, dry West Africa.Read more
Marc and Lynne Benioff donate a unique Hawaiian carving to Bishop Museum: Today we can celebrate the arrival of this ki‘i to Hawai‘i and to the Bishop Museum where it will serve as a symbol of great cultural pride as well as a reflection of Hawai‘i’s spiritual past.”Read more
Official statement from LimeBike: Yesterday, the City offered us a rationale behind impounding our scooters, citing our low-speed electric scootersRead more
Now in its sixth year, the University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) is set to begin its next missionRead more
University of Hawaii community college students watched their scientific payload spin into space today when a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute soundingRead more
Aaron Swartz was 26 when he took his own life, fighting a two-year legal battle over his alleged attempt to liberate academic journalsRead more
Nationally renown, Honolulu-based entrepreneur Wally Amos is returning to the business that made him “Famous Amos.” He posted the announcement on Facebook, where he’d accumulated the maximum 5,000 friends, asking them in turn to spread the word.
“I am re-entering cookie business,” Amos wrote. ” I will sell three flavors from my original recipe; chocolate chip, butterscotch chip pecans, [and] chocolate chip pecans.”
Amos launched the “Famous Amos” brand of cookies in 1975, starting with a cookie store in California and growing to find space on supermarket shelves across the country. His name and likeness became so synonymous with success that he found a career in public speaking and authoring books. Amos even appeared as himself in an episode of the ABC sitcom “Taxi” in 1981.Read more
Central Pacific Financial Corp., parent company of Central Pacific Bank, today announced that it will commence on April 11, 2011,Read more
A feasibility study to determine if vog forecasts are achievable and useful is being made available to the public through a new website hosted by the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. The website is a product of the Vog Measurement and Prediction (VMAP) project.
Principal investigator for the VMAP project is Steven Businger, who along with lead vog modeler Roy Huff are members of UH Mānoa’s Department of Meteorology.Read more
Artwork created by students from across the State of Hawaii grace the walls of the State Capitol’s Chamber level main entrance in support of the Hawaii Meth Project’s core message “Not Even Once.”Read more
Best-selling author Clear Englebert will present “Feng Shui,” a free program for adults in celebration of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit, at two Oahu public libraries in January.
Englebert is the author of bestseller “Feng Shui for Hawaii,” “Feng Shui Demystified,” and “Bedroom Feng Shui.” Englebert has practiced and taught feng shui in Hawaii and California since 1995. He is recognized as a feng shui expert, and has been featured on television programs and in print media.Read more
Human organs from nanomaterials, particles penetrating the skin, quantum dots for cancer detection, and nanorobots that destroy toxic chemicals—what is all this about? Does such research help us to realize a sustainable future? How can we educate a new generation of nanoscientists and nanoengineers?
A new book publication three and a half years in the making, titled “Handbook of Nanophysics,” gives answers to such important questions.Read more
The lava lake deep within Kilauea’s currently active summit vent is known for being a bit capricious. It is notRead more
Governor-Elect Neil Abercrombie today appointed five Cabinet members in his first announcement on leadership positions in the Abercrombie Administration. William J. Aila Jr. was named the Chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, an appointment that Robert Harris, director of the Hawaii Chapter of the Sierra Club, called “an outstanding choice.”
In addition to Aila, Abercrombie’s appointments are Richard Lim as the Director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Jodie Maesaka-Hirata as the Director of the Department of Public Safety; and Alapaki Nahalea and Bobby Hall as the team leading the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands as its Director and Deputy Director, respectively.Read more
The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Thursday, December 2, at 10 a.m. in the Ronald T. Y. Moon Judiciary Complex in Kapolei. It will be the first time the Supreme Court convenes in the Hawaii State Judiciary’s newest facility, which opened to the public in May 2010 and houses the First Circuit Family Court, Juvenile Detention Center and Waianae District Court.
Attorneys on each side will have a half hour to present arguments in a dispute over property division in a First Circuit divorce case, Cvitanovich-Dubie v. Dubie. The appellant is asking the Supreme Court to review the April 12, 2010 decision by the Intermediate Court of Appeals
An alliance of Waialua High and Waiakea High Schools won the 2nd Annual American School in Japan VEX Robotics Tournament held today in Tokyo, hosted by the American School in Japan.
Two teams of students and coaches from Waialua, Oahu, three teams from Waiakea and one team from Kohala, Big Island, competed against teams from Tokyo, Yokohama, Taiwan and Thailand. Waialua High School also won the Best Build award.Read more
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), in collaboration with Mentor Interactive, has released Cosmos Chaos! an educational game for the Nintendo DS console that targets vocabulary learning in science, social studies and mathematics.
Resulting from a U.S. Department of Education grant focused on the development, delivery, and evaluation of a supplemental vocabulary instructional game for Nintendo DS, this digital game-based vocabulary enrichment program is designed to increase 4th grade struggling readers’ word knowledge and use of word learning strategies to help improve comprehension.Read more