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Monday, July 13, 2020
In a move that may bring more local control over the governing of island marine resources, the National Marine Fisheries Service yesterday established a new Pacific Islands regional office and science center in Honolulu. ...
Venus Volcanoes
A University of Hawaii at Mānoa planetary scientistco-authored a study published this week in Science Advances that shows lava flows on Venus may be only a few years old, suggesting that Venus could be volcanically...
Günther Hasinger, an expert in astrophysical studies whose work has been instrumental in the operation of x-ray satellites and the development of future observatories, has been appointed director of the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at UH Mānoa, effective January 2, 2011. Hasinger is currently the scientific director at the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching, near Munich, Germany.
An international team of astronomers has discovered an immense structure beyond Laniakea, an immense supercluster of galaxies that includes our own.
Where did Hawaii's volcanoes come from? Scientists have long believed that "hotspot" volcanoes that are located away from the edges of the earth's plates — like Hawai`i — are caused by plumes of molten lava rising...
Tiny microplastic particles are about as common in the ocean today as plastic is in our daily lives. Synthetic clothing, containers, bottles, plastic bags and...
A groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, launching a multi-national $1.4 billion project near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Although access to the TMT construction site will be limited due to the area’s sensitive environment and harsh physical conditions, the ceremony will be fully accessible via a live-stream webcast. George Takei, noted actor, director and author, known for his role in the television series Star Trek, will present pre-recorded science segments during the live webcast. Dr. Robert Hurt, researcher, science podcaster and lecturer, will host the webcast.
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.
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.
The Halalei Heritage River Program, a watershed protection program on Kauai, will receive $700,000 of federal grant money that will help it achieve its goal of improving water quality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced...