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Building biosensors to keep the food supply safe

Daniel Jenkins

Salmonella enterica accounts for nearly half the cases of food-borne illness worldwide. The bacterium causes hundreds of deaths and thousands of hospitalizations in the United States and racks up billions in medical costs and lost wages each year. Even agricultural producers who aren’t responsible for the outbreaks take an economic hit when fearful consumers stop buying their goods. That’s why ... Read More »

University of Hawaii partners on $5.3-million cyberinfrastructure award

David Lassner

The University of Hawaiʻi is one of the founding partners of a new initiative led by Clemson University to enable a national network of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Research and Education Facilitators (ACI-REFs) that will broaden the research and education impacts of advanced computing resources at campuses across the country. Advanced cyberinfrastructure refers to high-performance computing systems, massive data storage systems and visualization environments, all linked ... Read More »

Team performance factors the focus of new Mars simulation

Astronaut walks

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has announced the crew for the second mission of the Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) program. The next extended simulation of Mars exploration here on Earth begins March 28. “The upcoming mission is focused on the social, interpersonal, and cognitive factors that affect team performance over time,” said Kim Binsted, associate professor at UH ... Read More »

Intensity matters in new tropical cyclone research award

Assistant Professor Michael M. Bell

UH Mānoa’s Michael Bell wins NSF CAREER grant University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Assistant Professor Michael Bell has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Grant, recognizing his early-career work on tropical storms and his promising future in research and science education. He is the fourth UH Mānoa professor in two years to be honored with a prestigious NSF ... Read More »

[VIDEO] A “shark’s eye” view: Witnessing the life of a top predator

Tagged tiger shark

Instruments strapped onto and ingested by sharks are revealing novel insights into how one of the most feared and least understood ocean predators swims, eats and lives. For the first time, researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the University of Tokyo outfitted sharks with sophisticated sensors and video recorders to measure and see where they are going, ... Read More »

Danielle Conway on intellectual property and ‘The miracle at Marrakesh’

Danielle Conway

Doing Justice for the Blind and Visually Impaired While Changing the Culture of Norm Setting at the World Intellectual Property Organization Imagine a world where new digital technologies create even more access to content in printed publications for sighted people while simultaneously and disproportionately reducing access even further to the same content in printed publications for blind people. To those ... Read More »

New research partnership strives “To Uplift the Mana and Aspirations of Indigenous Peoples”

Researchers celebrate the signing of a Letter of Understanding

College of Social Sciences and JABSOM partner with University of Auckland, Massey University Academic units at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have entered into an international indigenous research partnership with the University of Auckland and Massey University in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Their goal is to connect scholars who are interested in multidisciplinary and collaborative community-based research in the Pacific. ... Read More »

Where have all the codfish gone?

copepod

The mega-decline in cod and other fisheries across the North Atlantic Ocean threatens the livelihood of fishermen and communities in New England and Atlantic Canada.  One suspect in the disappearance of cod and other groundfish is the food source for their young: a planktonic copepod crustacean, no larger than a grain of rice.  Recent changes in local copepod populations have ... Read More »

Two IfA exoplanet studies included in APS top science news stories of 2013

Habitable zone around a star

The American Physical Society web page, “Physics Newsmakers of 2013” says under the heading “Exoplanets,” “2013 was another banner year for the search for another Earth” and specifically mentions two discoveries that IfA astronomers participated in: Nader Haghighipour was part of the team that found three planets orbiting star Gliese 667C in the habitable zone, and Erik Petigura and Andrew ... Read More »

[VIDEO] The science of the sting

Jellyfish researcher

Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai`i Mānoa, and William Gillan, educator at Boynton Beach High School, have produced an interesting and educational video, The Science of the Sting, featuring Yanagihara’s research program on the box jelly and a discussion of her experience as a research scientist. Developed with funding from ... Read More »

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