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[VIDEO] Satellite built by UH students headed to space

Cubesat program manager

A team of engineering students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has built a satellite and it is headed to space. “You know there is some anxiety but I think more than anything, more than happiness, it is relief,” said Larry Martin, a UH Mānoa graduate student and project program manager. “It’s finally going to be in the end ...

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Jellyfish research leads to ‘sting stopper’ for Nyad’s Cuba-to-Florida swim

Jellyfish researcher

“The Jellyfish Lady.”  That’s the way the DISCOVERY CHANNEL is currently describing Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai`i. The intrepid biomedical researcher is regularly featured in news articles and scientific documentaries, which recognize her as one of the world’s most accomplished experts in box jellyfish. Dr. Yanagihara has developed ...

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Disney conservation grant supports coral reef research

The UH Mānoa Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) has been awarded a $24,200 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) to support the Connecting Coral Reefs Worldwide project. Scientists, governments and NGOs believe that it is vital to carry out practical scientific research to help find new, cost-effective approaches to coral reef conservation. Today, coral reefs are at ...

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[VIDEO] IPCC Report Climate Change 2013: Briefing by Lead Authors

Calving Glacier

On September 30, 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, which forms a part of the Fifth Climate Assessment Report or AR 5. Lead Authors of the report, who are faculty at the University of Hawaii briefed the press, faculty and students. Prof. David Karl, Director of the Center for Microbial ...

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Bollywood and Beyond: Costume in Indian Film

Bollywood costumes

“Bollywood” is often used synonymously for the Hindi-language film industry, based in Mumbai (Bombay). Other major Indian film centers are located in each of the significant language regions. The Indian film industry is the largest and most prolific in the world, producing between 800 and 2,000 films annually. UH Mānoa assistant professor of theater Cheri Vasek answered these questions about the ...

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[VIDEO] How to launch a 13-ton submarine (Part 2)

Submarine

The Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) specializes in providing scientists with the tools and expertise they need to investigate the undersea environment, including submersibles, remotely operated vehicles, and other cutting edge technologies. This Center, within the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i, is funded through a cooperative agreement from NOAA that began in ...

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Mexican-origin residents of Hawaiʻi fare better than Mexican counterparts on mainland, but less well than overall state population

Map of Mexican population in the islands

The Mexican-origin community in Hawaiʻi represents a small but growing population in this multi-ethnic state, rising 165 percent since 1990, according to a new report by the Migration Policy Institute, an independent think tank in Washington, DC that analyzes immigration trends and policy in the U.S. and internationally. The report released today presents a unique demographic, socioeconomic and cultural profile ...

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Mountain West Research Consortium: Improving clinical and translational research

Researchers in laboratory

There’s a different kind of “Mountain West”—this one isn’t about athletics, it’s about research, and the University of Hawai`i Mānoa is a part of it. The “Mountain West Research Consortium,” founded in March 2009, was formed to strengthen biomedical research throughout 13 universities by leveraging each other’s activities. The National Institute of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded ...

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Award examines volcanic crises in the USA: from precursors to resilience

Kilauea Volcano

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) has been awarded one of the first grants in a new large-scale research direction by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant is one of several made this month by NSF seeking to mitigate disasters by creating broad, interdisciplinary, multi-institutional teams of individuals that ...

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Sea-level rise online map viewer now available for Hawaii, Guam, and CNMI

Hanalei, Kauai sea-level rise map

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a web-mapping tool aimed at visualizing potential impacts from sea-level rise in Hawai’i, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI).  Known as the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer, the tool serves as a simple and easy to use but powerful planning resource for planners, public officials, ...

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