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[VIDEO] Milton Garces and Brian Williams on ThinkTech Hawaii

Milton Garces and Brian Williams

The Infrasound Laboratory of the University of Hawaii uses very sensitive microphones to listen to low-frequency sounds in the atmosphere. These sounds, known as infrasound because they are too low in frequency to be audible to the human ear, can carry through the atmosphere for thousands of kilometers. Infrasound is one way that we can know when a volcano is ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Garrett Ito and Greg Ravizza on ThinkTech Hawaii

Garrett Ito and Greg Ravizza

Students may pursue a Professional Master’s Degree in Geoscience (MGeo) within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa starting in Fall 2014. Providing Master’s-level training and practical experience in applied geoscience, the MGeo is intended to prepare students to pursue a career in a variety of fields including geological and environmental ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Kim Binsted and Brian Shiro on ThinkTech Hawaii

Jay Fidell and Brian Shiro

NASA has awarded $1.2 million to the Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) program to continue its work studying the human factors that contribute to astronaut crew function and performance during long-duration space travels, such as those anticipated for a manned mission to Mars. UH Mānoa associate professor Kim Binsted and graduate student Brian Shiro discussed this research and ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Michael Bell and Owen Shieh on ThinkTech Hawaii

Michael Bell and Owen Shieh

Two UH Manoa researchers set on building a better understanding of extreme weather and its impact on people were interviewed on Jay Fidell’s ThinkTech Hawaii show on December 23, 2013. Michael Bell, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, brought the Doppler on Wheels research vehicle to Hawaii for its first ever tour of the state in October 2013. His research is focused ... Read More »

[VIDEO] Shiv Sharma and Anupam Misra on ThinkTech Hawaii

Screenshot ThinkTech Hawaii with guest Shiv Sharma and

The capability to analyze and detect the composition of distant samples (minerals, organics, and chemicals) in real time is of interest for detecting explosives, conducting geological surveying, mapping pollution — and perhaps even medical uses. For the past 10 years, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has been developing Raman systems suitable for measuring various chemicals from a safe “standoff” ... Read More »

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