Bookmarks for September 29th
When I'm not blogging, I'm browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 29th:
Newly Discovered Planet May Have Water on Its Surface: A team of astronomers that includes the University of Hawaii’s Nader Haghighipour has announced the discovery of a planet that could have liquid water on its surface.
Pan-STARRS Discovers First Potentially Hazardous Asteroid: The University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope on Haleakala has discovered an asteroid that will come within 4 million miles of Earth in mid-October. The object is about 150 feet in diameter and was discovered in images acquired on September 16, when it was about 20 million miles away.
Scientists Release First Cultivated 'Ōhelo Berry for Hawaii: The first cultivar of 'ōhelo berry, a popular native Hawaiian fruit, has been released by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their university and industry cooperators.
Hawaii Technology Company Adama Materials, Inc. Gets $4.7 Million Venture Investment: Adama Materials, Inc., a developer of nanotechnology-based advanced materials, announced today that it has completed a $4.75 million Series A equity financing led by Artiman Ventures, along with Startup Capital Ventures, the company's founders and a group of Hawaii-based angel investors including Cellular Bioengineering Inc.
First Hawaiian Bank Foundation funds cancer nursing education at UH Mānoa: The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation has made a $100,000 gift to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) to create the “Cancer Nursing Care Simulation Initiative”.
Ocean Power Technologies Completes First-Ever Grid Connection of a Wave Energy Device in the US: Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announces that it has completed the first-ever grid connection of a wave energy device in the United States at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in conjunction with the US Navy.
USDA Funding Assistance for Energy Reduction, Business Development and Job Creation: the state is receiving USDA funding that will enhance business activity, create jobs, and reduce energy use for rural communities in the state.
Big Island energy project receives $5 million loan guarantee: A Big Island energy company will receive a $5 million loan guarantee to build a manufacturing plant in Kawaihae that will convert macadamia nut shells into Granular Activated Carbon (GAC).
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