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National Science Foundation grant to fund new telescope instrumentation
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fund major research instrumentation for the University’s Hoku Kea Telescope atop Mauna Kea. Funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, the award totals $141,664 over a 3-year period.
hawaii  uhawaii  universityofhawaii  uhhilo  uhh  hilo  nsf  telescope  hokukea  maunakea  bytemarkscafe  bc20091202 
december 2009 by hawaii
Oceans absorbing carbon dioxide more slowly, scientist finds
The world's oceans are absorbing less carbon dioxide (CO2), a Yale geophysicist has found after pooling data taken over the past 50 years. With the oceans currently absorbing over 40 percent of the CO2 emitted by human activity, this could quicken the pace of climate change
hawaii  co2  climatechange  globalwarming  climate  geology  geophysics  bytemarkscafe  bc20091202 
december 2009 by hawaii
Wide heads give hammerheads exceptional stereo view
Comparing the hammerheads with pointy nosed species, the team found that the scalloped hammerheads had the largest monocular visual field, at an amazing 182 degree, and the bonnethead had a 176 degree visual field.
hawaii  ocean  oceaniography  marinebiology  biology  biologists  vision  sharks  hammerhead  binocular  bytemarkscafe  bc20091202 
november 2009 by hawaii
Bishop Museum Tries To Revive Past King's Voice
King David Kalakaua was on his deathbed in San Francisco when the historic recording was made by a representative of the Thomas Edison Company.
hawaii  history  kalakaua  kingkalakaua  bishopmuseum  berkely  hawaiianairlines  recording  artifact  thomasedison  edison  bytemarkscafe  bc20091202 
november 2009 by hawaii
Hoku Announces Amendment to Contract With Jinko
Both companies have agreed to reduce the term of the sales agreement by one year, and to delay the first shipment date from December 2009 to December 2010. This will result in a ten percent reduction of the total volume of polysilicon to be sold by Hoku to Jinko.
hawaii  hoku  hokumaterials  hokuscientific  polysilicon  jinko  jinkosolar  solar  china  tianwei  agreement  contract  bytemarkscafe  bc20091202 
november 2009 by hawaii
NASA selection small business high-techprojects for development
NASA has selected for development 368 small business innovation projects that include research to minimize aging of aircraft, new techniques for suppressing fires on spacecraft and advanced transmitters for deep space communications.
hawaii  uhawaii  uhmanoa  universityofhawaii  nasa  sbir  sbtt  sierralobo  gaseous  helium  rockets  awards  bytemarkscafe  bc20091202 
november 2009 by hawaii
University of Hawaii announces Hawaii IPv6 Task Force
UH began to implement IPv6 on network connections in 2001 to participate in international telemedicine demonstrations with Japan. The university has currently implemented IPv6, in parallel with IPv4, on its statewide network and over its national and international connections.
hawaii  ipv6  ipv4  ieee  vintcerf  uh  uhawaii  universityofhawaii  internet  backbone  pcatt  hix  bytemarkscafe  bc20091202 
november 2009 by hawaii

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