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A helicopter and paintball gun: New tools in the battle to remove invasive species

A helicopter and paintball gun: New tools in the battle to remove invasive species

May 9, 2016  |  3 Comments
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UH Manoa’s James Leary invented a way to adapt pneumatic paintball guns to shoot small gelatin capsules filled with herbicide to control invasive plants and trees.

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UH leads $20M research partnership to secure Hawaiʻi’s water future

UH leads $20M research partnership to secure Hawaiʻi’s water future

May 5, 2016  |  1 Comment
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ʻIke Wai project will provide critical data and models to water resource stakeholders.

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Researching island lava as an analog for the Red Planet

Researching island lava as an analog for the Red Planet

May 5, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Hilo student Nicolette Thomas looks at organisms that first arrive on lava flows to set an upper limit on biomass expectations for scientists searching for life on Mars.

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Biochemist at UH Hilo looks for clues to cure cancer

Biochemist at UH Hilo looks for clues to cure cancer

May 4, 2016  |  Comments
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Assistant Professor Li Tao is doing research into the mechanisms of cell division that will provide clues for cancer treatment.

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Video features ʻalalā, Hawaiian crow, research and conservation work

Video features ʻalalā, Hawaiian crow, research and conservation work

May 3, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Hilo scientists and partners working on bringing the &#699alal&#257, or Hawaiian crow, back from near extinction are celebrating the first hatchlings of the 2016 breeding season.

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Back from the deep freeze: A piece of the early Solar System returns

Back from the deep freeze: A piece of the early Solar System returns

April 29, 2016  |  Comments
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Astronomers found an object that appears to be made of inner Solar System material from the time of Earth’s formation, which has been preserved in the Oort Cloud for billions of years.

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Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key

Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key

April 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers find that large areas of intact coral reef, not disturbed by humans or climate change, harbor the greatest amount of genetic diversity

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Coral toolkit allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

Coral toolkit allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

April 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers identified key and novel components of the molecular “toolkit” that allow corals to build their skeletons and described when these components are used.

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Microbial takeover on coral reefs?

Microbial takeover on coral reefs?

April 25, 2016  |  Comments
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New study co-authored by UH Mānoa assistant professor Craig Nelson explores how microbialization destroys links in delicate marine food chain.

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Wastewater grease traps may damage sewer pipelines

Wastewater grease traps may damage sewer pipelines

April 18, 2016  |  1 Comment
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A Mānoa engineering team discovers that microorganisms in wastewater grease traps may actually aggravate fat, oil and grease deposits in sewers.

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