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Researchers Develop Super Long Graphene Film

Mānoa researchers Atul Tiwari and Anupama Chaturvedi have invented a technology that can transform graphite powder into super long, ultra-pure graphene film.

AIDS Age-Related Complications Among HIV Patients Found

Researchers at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine are finding increased age-related complications among AIDS sufferers.

Hawaiʻi’s Role in Emergency Management Examined

West Oʻahu Professor Ross Prizzia examines the strategic role of Hawaiʻi-based government agencies in disaster preparedness and emergency management in the Asia Pacific region in his article “Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Role of Hawaiʻi.”

Central Andean Region Could See Larger Earthquake

The region east of the central Andes Mountains has the potential for larger scale earthquakes than previously expected, according to a new study posted online in the May 8 edition of Nature Geoscience.

Tree Rings Tell a 1,100-Year History of El Niño

A team of climate scientists from Mānoa discovered that annually resolved tree-ring records from North America give a continuous representation of the intensity of El Niño events over the past 1,100 years and can be used to improve El Niño predictions.

Researchers Predict Japan Tsunami Debris To Hit Hawaiʻi Shores Twice

The huge tsunami triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake destroyed coastal towns near Sendai in Japan, washing such things as houses and cars into the ocean and Mānoa’s Nikolai Maximenko and Science Computer Programmer Jan Hafner have make projections of where this debris might head.

HIMB’s New Microscope Powerful Tool for Marine Research

Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology unveiled a new instrument to examine biological samples, a modular laser scanning (confocal) microscope.

Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute Conducts Wind and Solar Study

When combined with Oʻahu wind farms and solar energy, the Interisland Wind project, which planned to bring 400 megawatts of wind power from Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi to Oʻahu, can reliably supply more than 25 percent of Oʻahu’s projected electricity demand.

Researchers Find Pollution Forms Invisible Barrier for Marine Life

HIMB’s Robert Toonen and Jon Puritz examine sea star to test whether the sewage discharge and urban runoff sources were affecting the genetic structure of this species.

New Website Tests Vog Forecasts

Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science has launched a webpage with the goal of making accurate vog dispersion forecasts for Hawaiʻi.

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