After the headlines, Bob Furukawa and a student from Aikahi Elementary School will join us to tell us about the upcoming First LEGO League Robotics competition. Then, David Clements from Hawaii Biotech and Bruce Stevenson from the Pacific Health Research Institute will join us to talk about biomedical research and life sciences development in Hawaii.
After the headlines, Jay Fidel from Think Tech Hawaii tells us about an upcoming tech event called Rebuilding in 2010. We then talk to Les Iczkovitz and Nalani Manwarring from Laser Energy Works about low-level laser treatments for pain relief and non-invasive body sculpting. This show was broadcast during the fall pledge drive, and is therefore abbreviated.
After the headlines, Robert Hirokawa from the Department of Health tells us about the Hawaii Health Matters dashboard. Then, Greg Kim from Virtual Law Partners and Jonathan Roberts from the UH Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED) will join us to talk about intellectual property.
In the News:
- NASA shifts its sights from small crater to the large crater next door – NASA has changed the target for its Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or “LCROSS,” mission, in which the LCROSS probe and it’s spent rocket will be crashed into the moon next Friday.
- National Science Foundation awards $23 million to UH for EPSCoR program – The National Science Foundation last week awarded $23 million in two grants to the University of Hawaii.
- UH Mānoa’s Library and Information Science Program receives $249,918 grant – The Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has received a National Leadership grant of nearly $250,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a project entitled, “Pathways to Excellence and Achievement in Research and Learning (PEARL).”
- Hoku and Tianwei Announce Financing Agreement – Hoku Scientific, a Hawaii-based tech firm that bet big on the polysilicon manufacturing business, announced yesterday that one of its largest customers has taken a controlling interest in the company.
After the headlines, Vu Bui of The Bui Brothers tells us about a “Photo Fusion” workshop. Then, Jared Kuroiwa of KGMB9 joins us to discuss how technology and social media are transforming the television newsroom.
In the News:
- Hawaii Health Matters – A new website has been launched to provide current, varied information about the health of our island community.
- UH Mānoa’s IfA announces world’s largest-ever meeting of astronomers – The world’s largest meeting of professional astronomers is coming to Hawaii.
- Introduced Japanese white-eyes pose major threat to Hawaii’s native and endangered birds – A recent increase in the numbers of Japanese white-eyes (majiro) that live in old-growth forests is beginning to threaten native species.
- Cellphones and iPods go to the field to help study nature – Scientists are turning their attention away from specialized, customized equipment, and looking toward the increasing prevalence of cellphones and iPods as a way to usher in a new era of environmental monitoring in remote places.
During our news segment Glen Nakafuji from Oceanit talked about their newly awarded National Transportation Safety project. The project has a broad scope and requires the company to hire project managers and technical staff. If you are looking for a job at a very progressive technology company, you should check out Oceanit’s job postings.
Ray Kakuda from Clearwire was on to give us an update on 4G Broadband Wireless service. Clearwire is rolling out WiMax in their key markets across the country. On Nov. 1st Honolulu will start to get commercial WiMax. Access speeds are reported to be comparable to cable modem and DSL rates, multi-meg downloads and 1 meg upload. We will report back actual speeds once we get our hands on the actual service.
And now the News:
- Hawaii tax credit program cost state $1.29 billion through 2008
- Expedition to extinct Papua New Guinea volcano unearths new species Here is a video of the giant rat talked about in the article. There was a YouTube video but that is evidently no longer available. This video is a photo sampling of the variety of new species found on the expedition.
- Further study on irradiator ordered To follow the trail of produce like papaya from local farmer to out of state markets is very interesting and probably not fully appreciated. In order to sell produce to out of state markets, Hawaii needs to 1) eradicate all the fruit flies or 2) thoroughly clean the produce. Mike Kohn from Pa`ina Hawaii is proposing an irradiation solution. Check out his website for his perspective on irradiation. Also Kayla Rosenfeld of HPR produced this news piece on the project.
- UH Mānoa oceanographers examine mercury levels of pelagic fish in Hawaii
After the headlines, we learn about “Adopt a School Day.” Then, Susan Jaworowski from Kapiolani Community College and Jonathan Wong from Honolulu Community College join us to talk about online productivity tools. Among the tools discussed:
- Google Docs – Office suite
- Zoho – Office suite
- Evernote – Notes
- Basecamp – Project Management
- Doodle – Scheduling
- Reqall – Notes
- WhenisGood – Scheduling
- Jott – Voice notetaking and transcription
- Google Voice – Phone aggregation and transcription
- Tokbox – Video Conferencing (listener provided)
After the headlines, Ted Peck from DBEDT tells us about the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. Then, Scott Wilson and Peter Vincent from AIA Honolulu join us to discuss “light rail” as an alternative to the city’s elevated rail transit plan.
After the headlines, we hear about the Aloha On Rails conference from organizer Seth Ladd. Then, Jeff Mikulina and Gary Gill from the Blue Planet Foundation join us to talk about their work and vision of Hawaii’s clean energy future.