A new cat cafe is coming to Honolulu. Popoki and Tea has signed a lease for a streetfront retail spaceRead more
For the first time, astronomers at the University of Hawaii have demonstrated that their ATLAS and Pan-STARRS survey telescopes canRead more
Gov. David Ige announced that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) issued a notice to proceed (NTP)Read more
Successfully circulating the electron beam marks the beginning of the phase three of the SuperKEKB project, Japanâ€™s largest electron-positron collider, built 11 meters underground on the KEK Tsukuba campus.Read more
Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) unveiled its new logo today, designed by the legendary Hawaiian artists and storytellers of Sig ZaneRead more
The U.S. Department of State is funding a project to improve the use of open data in Tunisia, and hasRead more
Shortly after 2018 begins, weâ€™ll experience an exceptionally rare and noticeable King Tide. It peaks at 3:54 a.m. Jan. 1 in Honolulu when our New Yearâ€™s Eve champagne buzz has worn off.Read more
Hawaii-basedÂ iTravLocal has set its sights on the growing Chinese travel market, hoping to connect local vendors with visitors who areRead more
Honolulu massage therapist Charisma Koffman has introduced a new type of bodywork called “Sarga Bodywork,” which puts a new spinRead more
Local freight forwarding companyÂ Ship To HawaiiÂ has partnered with software development firm Sudokrew Solutions to make it easlier for Hawaii residentsRead more
Longtime Island newscaster Diane Ako has opened her own public relations firm, â€œDiane Ako PR.â€ She specializes in media placements for traditional media as well as online articles, but will handle a scope of public relations tasks that include media-training, crisis communications, producing company videos, and more.Read more
Energy Excelerator, the national clean energy program dedicated to helping solve the worldâ€™s systems challenges, announced its fifth cohort ofRead more
The number of startups in Hawaii has increased from 18 in 2013 to 145 in 2016 and total capital (revenueRead more
Consolidated Theatres announced the opening of Olino, the company’s ninth cinema in Hawaii and its first to break ground sinceRead more
Join a panel of local news executives and experts for an informal roundtable discussion on some of the recent changes in Honolulu media.Read more
Charles Djou has withdrawn from a live, televised mayoral candidates forum a month out from the scheduled broadcast, PBS HawaiiRead more
To kick off “Energy Action Month” in October, Hawaiian Electric is hosting its annual “Clean Energy Fair” this Saturday, Oct.Read more
The College of Social Sciences (CSS) at UH MÄnoa has established the Pacific Information and Communication Technology for Development Collaborative (PICTDC). PICTDC is an innovative interdisciplinary initiative focusing on the social and economic implications of information and communications technology in the Pacific region.
The collaborative emphasizes the potential uses of technology for social good, promotion of digital inclusiveness, sustainable improvement in quality of life, and empowerment of public discourse on good governance.Read more
Solutions tackling state challenges involving homelessness and jail facility visitation received top honors at the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC)Read more
An author and entrepreneur are together launching “Books & Spirits” later this month, describing it as “a new kind ofRead more
Are you ready for hurricane season? June 1 signals the start of hurricane season in Hawaii, which lasts all the way until November. The Hawaii Red Cross is telling residents that now is the time to create or update preparedness plans.
“Avoid the craze of standing in supermarket lines to get bottled water and the anxiety of last minute plans for you and your family members,” the organization urges. “The Hawaii Red Cross is here for you and your loved ones by providing services and information to ensure that you can be prepared for any natural disaster that comes your way.”
The Hawaii Red Cross offers three tips to help you get ready for this yearâ€™s hurricane season.Read more
Hawaii’s progress in fostering and capitalizing on innovation can now be tracked on a new interactive dashboard launched today.
The “Hawaii Innovation Matters” dashboard was created through a partnership between UHERO and local coding bootcamp DevLeague, with support from the Hawaii Business Roundtable.
UHERO said that innovation is the key to economic growth and prosperity, accounting for roughy half of the increase observed in U.S. gross domestic product. As a result, “it is important to be able to track our progress over time and to see how Hawaii stacks up against other states and localities.”Read more
The White House has sentÂ a delegation to Honolulu to meet with scientists, local fisherman, Native Hawaiians and the conservation communityRead more
The National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to the University of Hawaii to do a five-year, groundbreaking study of water sustainability issues through a collaboration called â€˜Ike Wai. UH officials say the project will provide critical data and data models to water resource stakeholders.
Increasing population, changing land use practices and issues relating to climate change are contributing to growing concerns over water quality and quantity in Hawaii.
“Water really is life,” said UH President David Lassner.Read more
The threat that climate change and human activity poses to the world’s coral reefs was the focus of the winning entry in Hawaii’s first NASA Space Apps Challenge event.
CoralBeat won “Best Overall App” at the Honolulu competition, which was held at the Manoa Innovation Center from April 22-24. The diverse team included coders, scientists and science enthusiasts, and subject matter experts from NOAA and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.
CoralBeat is an app focused on coral bleaching in Hawaii, with an interactive map that displays years of NASA satellite data depicting sea surface temperatures observed over the entire globe. An animation in the app shows how the ocean has warmed during the most recent El NiÃ±o event.Read more
When confronted with a jellyfish sting, people often reach for an ice pack for relief. But a new study out of the University of Hawaii has found that the opposite approach is more effective.
A recent study by researchers at UH MÄnoa, published this month in the journal Toxins, may finally put to rest the ongoing debate about whether to use cold or heat to treat jellyfish stings. Their systematic and critical review provides overwhelming evidence that clinical outcomes from all kinds of jellyfish stings are improved following treatment with hot packs or hot-water immersion.
Jellyfish stings are a growing public health concern worldwide and are responsible for more deaths than shark attacks each year.Read more
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is encouraging the public to take tsunami preparedness into their own hands this April during Tsunami Awareness Month. Seventy years ago, on April 1, 1946, one of the deadliest tsunamis to ever hit Hawaii caused widespread devastation on all islands. Generated by an earthquake in the Aleutian Islands, the massive tsunami took 159 lives and caused more than $26 million in damage. April was chosen as the month to honor and remember the lives lost in all tsunamis to hit the state.
Due to Hawaiiâ€™s location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we are extremely vulnerable to the threat of tsunamis. Distantly generated tsunamis can reach Hawaii within several hours and are triggered by earthquakes that take place along the Ring of Fire, which circles the Pacific Rim. Locally generated tsunamis are caused by earthquakes or volcanic activity that occur in or near the Hawaiian Islands, and can make landfall in a matter of minutes.Read more
Forâ€© theâ€© thirdâ€© year,â€© Puâ€˜uhonuaâ€© Societyâ€™sâ€© Maoliâ€© Artsâ€© Allianceâ€© isâ€© presenting â€©its â€©juried â€©contemporary â€©art â€©exhibition “Contact 2016.” The â€©exhibition â€©features â€©new â€©andâ€© recentâ€© artworksâ€© byâ€© Hawaiiâ€™sâ€© contemporaryâ€© artists,â€© andâ€© isâ€© theâ€© onlyâ€© showâ€© ofâ€© itsâ€© kindâ€© inâ€© theâ€© islands.
Selectedâ€© artworksâ€© exploreâ€© themesâ€© ofâ€© â€œContact,” culturalâ€© exchangeâ€© andâ€© migratoryâ€© movements, many ofâ€© them â€©reflecting â€©on â€©personal â€©narratives â€©of â€©heritage â€©and â€©connection.â€©â€© Thisâ€© yearâ€™sâ€© showâ€© isâ€© titledâ€© “Foreignâ€© andâ€© Familiar.”
Jurorsâ€© areâ€© expectedâ€© toâ€© selectâ€© workâ€© byâ€© overâ€© 80â€© submissionsâ€© inâ€© aâ€© wideâ€© varietyâ€© ofâ€© mediaâ€© fromâ€© overâ€© 50â€© artistsâ€© forâ€© theâ€© exhibition.â€© Onâ€© viewâ€© atâ€© theâ€© Honoluluâ€© Museumâ€© ofâ€© Artâ€© Schoolâ€© fromâ€© Marchâ€© 24â€© to Aprilâ€© 17,â€© 2016,â€© “Contact 2016” alsoâ€© includesâ€© aâ€© seriesâ€© ofâ€© freeâ€© programs,â€© includingâ€© lectures,â€© panelâ€© discussions,â€© andâ€© films,â€© designedâ€© toâ€© complementâ€© theâ€© show.Read more
A new report out of transportation analytics firm INRIX ranks Honolulu 10th on its list of the 10 most congested cities in the country, with each commuter wasting 49 hours per year stuck in traffic.
The top 10 list also includes Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Houston, New York and Seattle, and commuters spent a total of 8 billion hours stuck in traffic in 2015 across all ten cities combined. INRIX also notes that the U.S. accounts for 50 percent of the top 10 metros with the worst traffic congestion across both the U.S. and Europe. Only London has worse traffic than top-ranked U.S. cities.
INRIX released its 2015 Traffic Scorecard today, a benchmark for governments and agencies in the U.S. and Europe to measure progress in improving urban mobility.Read more
A new Hawaiian poetry and writing competition is now accepting entries. The first of its kind, â€œHe Hookuku Mele a Mooleloâ€ (Poetry and Short Story Competition), is open to people of all ages from around the world, and is aimed at increasing skill and proficiency in the Hawaiian language.
The only requirements to compete are an Internet connection to submit contest entries and the ability to compose or write in olelo Hawaii, the Hawaiian language.
â€œThere are many places to learn Hawaiian now, but this kind of effort links up all the learners, and even the teachers, in a fun, “give it your very best” kind of competition. This contest will generate new poetry and short stories that the whole Hawaiian language community can enjoy.â€ says Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier, a professor of Hawaiian language at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a multi-award-winning composer, and the executive director of Awaiaulu, Inc., the organization sponsoring the competition.Read more