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Science-fiction thriller comes alive in Manoa

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A newly published novel by the late best-selling writer and filmmaker Michael Crichton titled Micro was inspired in large part by his visit to the lush forests of UH Mānoa’s Harold L. Lyon Arboretum. The author-screenwriter of Jurassic Park and … Continue reading

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The Staff of LIFE

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By Frederika Bain Could you grow a papala? A pipicha? A bitter ball? Maybe not, but you might be able to find one in your local farmers market, thanks to a growing population of immigrant farmers bringing the techniques and … Continue reading

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Lights, camera, international action!

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College students at UH Mānoa’s Academy for Creative Media (ACM) and across the Pacific Ocean at Shanghai University’s School of Film and Television Arts have discovered that filmmaking is truly an international art. In June and October for the past … Continue reading

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Public Health collaboration

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A unique exchange program between the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) and Wuhan and Fudan Universities – two of the most prestigious Schools of Public Health in China—is helping to foster groundbreaking research on … Continue reading

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Unparalleled views

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Ask most people about Hawai‘i, and sun, surf and beaches may readily come to mind.  But ask individuals who are fascinated by the field of astronomy about the islands, and their eyes will light up for an entirely different reason. … Continue reading

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Turning waste into resource

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The sustainability movement is pushing forward in new directions, with innovative concepts being developed by researchers around the globe.  Among them is Michael Cooney, an associate researcher with the Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) at the University of Hawai‘i at … Continue reading

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Breaking down plastics

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In a world where plastic bags and plastic bottles are consumed in the millions annually, the fight to reduce such waste seems a daunting battle. Consumers are doing their part by becoming more socially aware about these environmental issues and … Continue reading

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Charting new space frontiers

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Although NASA’s space shuttle program may have come to an end, the excitement has not dwindled for researchers and faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa who have been actively involved in the exploration of the Solar System for … Continue reading

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Fueled by a cell

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Imagine powering your car with a fuel that doesn’t pollute and will never be depleted.  In a state-of-the-art test lab in downtown Honolulu, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa researchers are turning such a dream into a revved-up reality. The Hawai‘i … Continue reading

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Feature: Our aging planet

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Can we afford to grow old?  And will society be bankrupted by the high cost of supporting our rapidly growing elderly population?  In Japan, for example, the proportion of the population ages 60 and older has nearly doubled over the … Continue reading

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