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Bookmarks for September 22nd
When I'm not blogging, I'm browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 22nd:
Hawaii taps HP for health data warehouse projects: Hewlett-Packard Co. is working with Hawaiian state health officials on two data warehousing projects, one of which will be one of the first examples of HP's new go-to-market strategy in the business intelligence market.
UH Manoa's IfA announces world's largest-ever meeting of astronomers: The world's largest-ever meeting of professional astronomers is coming to the Hawaii Convention Center in 2015. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) will hold its triennial General Assembly August 3-14, 2015, in Honolulu.
Introduced Japanese white-eyes pose major threat to Hawaii's native and endangered birds: A recent increase in the numbers of Japanese white-eyes that live in old-growth forests in Hawaii is leaving native bird species with too little to eat.
Cellphones and iPods go to the field to help study nature: The ubiquitous gadgets are being used to record frog calls, hoot for owls, and identify plants from Hawaii to the United Kingdom.
UH receiving $6.9 million for infrared astronomy research project: UH will receive $6.9 million from the National Science Foundation for an astronomical research project. Infrared astronomy studies the night sky by scanning for heat rather than light because many celestial objects are invisible, except for the heat they give off.
Scientists fight for lab's future: Closure of the University of Hawaii laboratory in the Pacific Biosciences Research Center was proposed by the administration last year and is among recent recommendations by an advisory committee to Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.
Reseachers say varroa mite spread on Big Island is inevitable: In just over a year's time, the varroa mite, a parasite that kills honeybees, has spread from the Hilo Bay area north to Onomea and south to Pahala, researchers say. And it is not a matter of if, but when, the mites will spread to West Hawaii.
Scientist uses Hawaiian legends to study volcano: A scientist who has studied volcanoes for more than four decades says ancient stories of Pele, the volcano goddess, may offer a clue that could be useful in understanding more about Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes.
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