Like most cat cafes in the United States, Popoki and Tea will house rescue cats until they are adopted out. To enter the “cat lounge,” guests pay a contribution that goes toward the care and housing for the 15-20 cats.Read more
Results from an independent teacher compensation study commissioned by HIDOE show Hawaii’s cost of living and compression of salaries for experienced educators as the top challenges to recruiting and retaining public school teachers.Read more
More than 200 fans of the hit television series LOST from around the world are currently registered to attend LOST 2020, a fan festival on Oahu, May 21-24.Read more
Tiny microplastic particles are about as common in the ocean today as plastic is in our daily lives. Synthetic clothing,Read more
Gov. David Ige’s vision for the HACC when it began in 2015 included providing an opportunity for civic engagement withRead more
One of the species of fungus causing Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) was recently detected for the first time on Oahu.Read more
A new cat cafe is coming to Honolulu. Popoki and Tea has signed a lease for a streetfront retail spaceRead more
Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory (TIO) today announced that construction of the Thirty MeterRead 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, Japan’s largest electron-positron collider, built 11 meters underground on the KEK Tsukuba campus.Read 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
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
Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) unveiled its new logo today, designed by the legendary Hawaiian artists and storytellers of Sig ZaneRead 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
The U.S. Department of State is funding a project to improve the use of open data in Tunisia, and hasRead more
Local freight forwarding company Ship To Hawaii 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, “Diane Ako PR.” 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 world’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
To kick off “Energy Action Month” in October, Hawaiian Electric is hosting its annual “Clean Energy Fair” this Saturday, Oct.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 year’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 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 ‘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 Niño event.Read more