Bookmarks for November 22nd
When I'm not blogging, I'm browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 22nd:
Wave Gliders Begin Historic Swim Across Pacific: Yesterday, four Wave Gliders (self propelled robots, each about the size of a dolphin) left San Francisco for a 60,000 kilometer journey. Built by Liquid Robotics, the robots will travel together to Hawaii, then split into pairs, one pair heading to Japan, the other to Australia.
OTEC International chosen for NELHA demonstration: OTEC International LLC (OTI) was selected to build a one-megawatt demonstration plant by the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) to test the full power cycle of ocean thermal energy conversion for electricity.
Army’s Super Secret Hypersonic Weapon Undergoes Testing: The US Army conducted its first flight test of its new Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW), launching the high-tech bomb from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai on Thursday.
3D Innovations Assists with Design of Electronic Shark Defense System Device: Wilson Vinano Jr., a longtime Honolulu surfer and owner of Z to A Innovations, LLC has envisioned the Electronic Shark Defense System (ESDS), which omits electric pulses that interfere with the gel in a shark’s nose and keeps them away.
New research could bring changes to seafood industry: Ostrowski says these shrimps have basically been bred to near perfection. In just 21 weeks, they've grown to the size of 20 to a pound. And they can grow in high density so ponds can be much smaller.
Google seeks approval to fund benefit risks through Hawaii captive: Google Inc. has asked the Labor Department for approval to fund benefits risks through its Hawaii captive insurance company, Imi Assurance Inc.
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