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Nainoa Thompson: University of Hawai‘i is the most important navigator

Nainoa Thompson: University of Hawai‘i is the most important navigator

Countless UH students, faculty, staff and alumni served Hōkūleʻaʻs worldwide voyage as volunteers, navigators, captains and scientific researchers.

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The partnership that gave Hōkūleʻa a home

The partnership that gave Hōkūleʻa a home

The Polynesian Voyaging Society and Honolulu CC’s Marine Education and Training Center developed a learning center that combines the voyaging and cultural expertise of PVS and the educational background of UH.

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Navigate and sail by the stars aboard a virtual Hōkūleʻa

Navigate and sail by the stars aboard a virtual Hōkūleʻa

LAVA students have created Kilo Hōkū, which simulates being onboard the Hōkūleʻa and allows users to navigate using the stars in a virtual setting.

June 13, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
UH Honeybee Project keeps Hawaiʻi beekeeping buzzing

UH Honeybee Project keeps Hawaiʻi beekeeping buzzing

The project does research on honeybee health, pest-management strategies and the development of “pollinator-friendly” farms.

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Largest conference of the year returns to state, due to UH faculty and students

Largest conference of the year returns to state, due to UH faculty and students

UH Manoa Professor Wayne Shiroma and his former engineering students were instrumental in helping to bring this record-breaking conference back 10 years later.

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
UH at the forefront of king tides and sea-level rise research

UH at the forefront of king tides and sea-level rise research

The public has the opportunity to get involved documenting high water levels and related impacts through the King Tides “citizen science” project.

May 26, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Proposed system could provide fresh water and reduce energy costs worldwide

Proposed system could provide fresh water and reduce energy costs worldwide

Researchers say clean drinking water and energy cost savings might be achieved by co-locating hydro energy storage systems with reverse osmosis desalination plants.

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
HI-SEAS Mission V Mars simulation marks midway point

HI-SEAS Mission V Mars simulation marks midway point

After four months the six crewmembers have learned to deal with challenges including communications delay, hazmat suits and dehydrated food.

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Water filtering technology would use 1000-times less energy than conventional methods

Water filtering technology would use 1000-times less energy than conventional methods

A team led by UH Mānoa’s Sangwoo Shin has found a promising, inexpensive way to clean water using carbon dioxide—the study was published in Nature Communications.

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Hawaiʻi CC hands keys to 50th model home to local family

Hawaiʻi CC hands keys to 50th model home to local family

Students in five Hawaiʻi CC programs built the home, and more than 4,000 students have participated since the Model Home project was established in 1965.

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More