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Newly discovered intergalactic void repels Milky Way

Newly discovered intergalactic void repels Milky Way

January 30, 2017  |  1 Comment
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By identifying the Dipole Repeller, researchers are able to explain both the direction of the Milky Way’s motion and its velocity relative to the rest of the Universe.

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New ocean observations improve understanding of motion

New ocean observations improve understanding of motion

January 30, 2017  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa oceanographer Bo Qiu determined limitations of using sea level height to calculate ocean circulation.

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Mission V crew enters HI-SEAS Mars simulation habitat on Mauna Loa

Mission V crew enters HI-SEAS Mars simulation habitat on Mauna Loa

January 19, 2017  |  1 Comment
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Six astronaut-like crewmembers entered a geodesic dome located 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa, which will serve as their home for the next eight months.

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NOAA designates Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve

NOAA designates Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve

January 19, 2017  |  Comments
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The estuarine reserve protects a section of an estuary and provides a living laboratory to explore and understand the important areas where rivers meet the sea.

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Environmental science undergraduate students make new Hawaiʻi discoveries

Environmental science undergraduate students make new Hawaiʻi discoveries

January 18, 2017  |  Comments
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Mia Delano and Kaitlyn Nelson conducted research on coral’s tolerance to changing ocean conditions and the vulnerability of Hawaiʻi communities to projected sea level rise.

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Potential biofuel crops in Hawaiʻi may successfully sequester carbon in soil

Potential biofuel crops in Hawaiʻi may successfully sequester carbon in soil

January 13, 2017  |  10 Comments
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PLOS ONE study finds that two potential biofuel crops in Hawaiʻi—sugarcane and napiergrass—may sequester more carbon in soil than is lost to the atmosphere,

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Marijuana compounds show promise in treatment of cardiac disease

Marijuana compounds show promise in treatment of cardiac disease

January 12, 2017  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa’s Alexander Stokes obtained a U.S. patent for his cannabinoid receptor therapy to help develop new medicines for heart failure.

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Oral bacteria linked to preterm labor in Hawaiʻi

Oral bacteria linked to preterm labor in Hawaiʻi

January 9, 2017  |  1 Comment
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A UH Mānoa nursing study will examine placental tissue samples from women in Hawaiʻi who experienced preterm labor for the presence and type of oral bacteria.

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HI-SEAS Mission V crew preparing to enter Mars simulation habitat

HI-SEAS Mission V crew preparing to enter Mars simulation habitat

January 9, 2017  |  6 Comments
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The crew has been selected, and research studies confirmed for the 2017 mission of the Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation.

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Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopods

Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopods

December 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Scientists discover new octopod species which may be at risk from deep-sea mining.

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