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More launches ahead for UH’s Hawaiʻi Space Flight Laboratory


The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiʻi Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL) is currently preparing for five space launches in the next two years with more opportunities on the horizon. “Hawaiʻi and the University of Hawaiʻi are now considered players in the aerospace industry,” said HSFL Director Luke Flynn. Hawaiʻi on the aerospace map HSFL had a key role in the first ...

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Rocket launch from Hawaiʻi carrying UH payload experiences anomaly

The Super Strypi launch vehicle fastened to a rail launch system at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi. Credit: U.S. Air Force.

Blast off! Rocket carrying #HiakaSat and 12 #cubesats is up and away! #ORS4 #SuperStrypi #spacelaunch #rocketscience @UHManoaNews @HonoluluCC @KauaiCC A video posted by University of Hawaii System (@uhawaiinews) on Nov 3, 2015 at 7:45pm PST Editor’s note: The original story was updated to reflect launch vehicle anomaly The U.S. Navy along with the U.S. Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space Office, ...

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Latest UH technology developments showcased for investors

Jason Leigh, professor of information and computer sciences at UH Mānoa, presented the Cyber-CANOE 3D virtual reality environment.

Potential investors got to see some of the exciting developments at the University of Hawaiʻi at a technology showcase in October. The presentations included: “Cyber-CANOE 3D virtual reality environment” by Jason Leigh, UH Mānoa professor of information and computer sciences “Anatomical 3D models on the zSpace virtual reality platform” by Jesse Thompson, technical director for anatomical imaging at the John ...

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Funding for UH graduate research could produce scientific breakthroughs

Raphael Ritson-Williams

For 40 years, a group of Hawaiʻi women have been quietly working to keep America competitive by supporting some of the University of Hawaiʻi’s brightest graduate students. The Honolulu chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, or ARCS Foundation, has provided more than $2 million in unrestricted grants to UH Mānoa PhD candidates in scientific fields from astronomy to zoology. ...

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Bacteria affects sand more than seawater


Sewage-contaminated coastal waters can lead to stomach aches, diarrhea and rashes for those who accidentally swallow harmful microbes or come into contact with them. New research recently published in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal Environmental Science and Technology sheds light on why fecal contamination affects sand more than water. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Associate Professor of Civil and ...

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UH to develop new wireless communications systems to serve remote areas

HCAC testing communications technologies

Advanced communications technology could bring broadband wireless service to remote and rural areas in the Hawaiian Islands, under a new research grant funded by the National Science Foundation. The Hawai‘i Center for Advanced Communications at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s College of Engineering received $500,000 to pursue an innovative solution based on improving the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization. And ...

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New cell sorting method developed by UH Manoa mechanical engineer

Cell Sorting

UH Mānoa College of Engineering mechanical engineer Yi Zuo has developed a new, high-throughput method for sorting cells capable of separating 10 billion bacterial cells in 30 minutes. The finding has already proven useful for studying bacterial cells and microalgae, and could one day have direct applications for biomedical research and environmental science—basically any field in which a large quantity ...

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A new tool for the early detection of heart failure

CP Stethoscope test

The CP-Stethoscope, proposed by UH startup company MiWa Technologies, is a unique, non-invasive radio-frequency sensor for continuous monitoring of multiple vital signs, including measurement of changes in lung water content for early detection of heart failure and other cardiopulmonary diseases. The National Science Foundation has published a highlight featuring this UH Manoa research success story on their website.  The NSF credits ...

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[VIDEO] Microrobotics team excels once again at international challenge

Microrobots assemble glass beads in a UH pattern

Microrobots in action: The UH microrobot (bright circular object) assembles tiny glass beads into a mini “UH.” Each bead is smaller than the diameter of a human hair. The University of Hawai`i at Mānoa’s Microrobotics team placed third in the mobility event of the 2014 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge, held in Hong Kong from May 31 to June 2, 2014, as part ...

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UH startup SmarTummy takes home $10K from national innovation competition

Larry Martin

A University of Hawai‘i (UH) startup company that designed a unique medical training device has won 3rd place in a national competition: the of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2014 Innovation Showcase (IShow). SMARTUMMY LLC, (SmarTummy) led by UH Mānoa graduate student Larry Martin, has developed a tool to train medical, nursing, and osteopathic students in conducting an abdominal ...

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