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[VIDEO] Renewable energy the focus of unique UH, Maui company partnership

Michael Cooney at Pacific Biodiesel

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are working with Maui-based company Pacific Biodiesel to develop a way to make water from restaurant grease traps reusable. The collaboration is an example of a new type of partnership between local businesses and the state’s public university. “It is kind of a novel incubator way to bridge technology from the university ... Read More »

$1 million NIH grant funds UH Manoa bacterial infectious disease research

Virulence expression within organized biofilm structure

Scientists at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have recently received $1 million of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding over four years to study the functional genomics and interactions of bacterial species within biofilms. The team led by Tung Hoang, a professor in the department of Microbiology, consists of seven graduate students and one postdoctoral researcher. “Biofilms are organized ... Read More »

More tiger sharks tagged to track online

Tagged tiger shark

Researchers from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) completed the second phase of a project to observe the movements of tiger sharks caught and tagged around the island of Maui. In response to an uptick in the number of shark attacks recorded on Maui, the State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources ... Read More »

Japanese Buddhism scholar receives Order of the Rising Sun

George Tanabe and Toyoei Shigeeda

George Joji Tanabe, Jr., emeritus professor of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon at the Japanese Consulate in Honolulu on January 24, 2014. Tanabe was honored for strengthening the academic and cultural exchanges between the United States and Japan. His contributions have deepened the understanding of Japanese ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Kwok Fai Cheung and Martin Guiles on ThinkTech Hawaii

Kwok Fai Cheung and Martin Guiles

Dr. Kwok Fai Cheung, Professor of Ocean and Resources Engineering, and Dr. Martin Guiles, Senior Physical Oceanographic Research Specialist within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, joined Jay Fidell on the ThinkTech Hawaii show on February 3. Dr. Cheung generates the high resolution surf forecasts for PacIOOS. These include A) Wave Watch III models for the Hawaiian ... Read More »

Ecology paper named one of 100 most influential

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Tamara Ticktin, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa botanist and ethnoecologist, authored a research paper chosen as one of the 100 most influential papers published by the British Ecological Society journals in its 100-year history. Her paper, “The ecological implications of harvesting non-timber forest products,” was published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, one of the Journals of the British ... Read More »

Unusual corals discovered off of the Big Island, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Colony of rare corals

A coral species new to the main Hawaiian Islands has been discovered in West Hawaii by a research team of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) divers and confirmed by researchers at UH Manoa’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory. While doing reconnaissance SCUBA dives along the Kona coast of the Island of Hawaii, the ... Read More »

UH astronomer helps solve massive galaxy mystery

The evolutionary sequence in the growth of massive elliptical galaxies over 13 billion years

University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer David Sanders is one of a group of scientists who have combined observations made with the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer and Herschel infrared space telescopes, and ground-based telescopes in Hawaii to assemble a coherent picture of the formation history of the most massive galaxies in the universe, from their initial burst of violent ... Read More »

Hadfield awarded the M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education

Mike Hadfield and his award

Michael Hadfield of Kewalo Marine Laboratory was recently honored as the first recipient of the M. Patricia Morse Award by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) at their annual meeting on January 3-7, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Hadfield was recognized for his significant contributions two training programs, funded by the National Science Foundation, aimed at increasing scientific training ... Read More »

Space dust carries water and organic compounds

Interplanetary dust particles and sun

Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California – Berkeley have discovered that interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) could deliver water and organics to the Earth and other terrestrial planets. Interplanetary dust, dust that has come from comets, asteroids, ... Read More »

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