UH Team Develops Power from Water Drops

A water drop illuminating 15 green LEDs. Photo courtesy of UH Frustrated trying to charge your phone on the go? A newly developed energy harvesting method may soon lead to technologies that will allow you to keep your phone charged, without external chargers, according to a UH new release. A UH Mānoa research team led [...]

By | 2017-12-13T15:35:07+00:00 December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Study: Preservatives May Harm Good Bacteria in Human Body

From left, Sally V. Irwin, Peter Fisher, Emily Graham, Adriel Robidoux, Ashley Malek and Richard Allen. Photo courtesy of UH Food preservatives may be harmful to beneficial bacteria in the human body, according to a study at University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. The study focused on beneficial, or “good,” bacteria naturally found in the human microbiome. [...]

By | 2017-12-08T18:50:34+00:00 December 11th, 2017|0 Comments

A Deeper Fish in the Sea (w/ video)

The Mariana snailfish (Pseudoliparis swirei) thrives at depths of up to about 8,000 meters (26,200 feet) along the Mariana Trench near Guam. Video grab courtesy of UH The ocean’s deepest fish doesn’t look like it could survive in harsh conditions thousands of feet below the surface. Instead of giant teeth and a menacing [...]

By | 2017-12-02T11:30:35+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Let’s Get on the Same Page with Sea Level Rise

By Ruby Pap Sea-level rise has already become very damaging in Hawai΄i. Observed SLR-related problems include coastal erosion, episodic flooding, and drainage problems at high tide in some urbanized areas. This photo was taken at Salt Pond Beach Park during the king tide June 23. Note the large waves and overwash threatening to flood [...]

By | 2017-11-26T18:04:58+00:00 November 26th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Paleontologist: T Rex’s Small Arms Built for Slashing

Artist’s rendering of the Tyrannosaurus rex. Image courtesy of UH/Steve Stanley. The Tyrannosaurus rex may have had small arms, but it was no pushover. For more than a century, many paleontologists have viewed the small arms of T. rex as having been vestigial — features left over from evolutionary past, but no longer useful, according to [...]

By | 2017-11-15T18:53:17+00:00 November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Sea Level Center Expands Forecasts with New Federal Funding

High sea level in Waikīkī. Photo courtesy of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant King Tides Project. Over the next three years, the Sea Level Center in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technologyat the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and its partners will receive more than $5 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office in the Oceanic and Atmospheric Research [...]

By | 2017-11-10T11:45:06+00:00 November 12th, 2017|0 Comments

27 Ways a Heatwave Can Get You Killed

Illustration of pathways through which heat can damage vital organs and result in death. Image courtesy of UH A new systematic synthesis by researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa shows that there are at least 27 different physiological pathways in which a heatwave can kill a human being, and everyone is at risk, according to [...]

By | 2017-11-10T11:36:10+00:00 November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Exploring the Ocean’s Deepest Zone

UH Mānoa Professor of Oceanography Jeffrey Drazen (right). Photo courtesy of UH The deepest 45 percent of the ocean depth range remains one of the most unexplored and inaccessible regions on the planet. Twelve people have walked on the moon while only three people have ever been to the deepest zone in the [...]

By | 2017-11-04T12:18:35+00:00 November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

UH Mānoa Scientists Investigate Aquatic Viruses with $6M Grant

Transmission electron micrographs of viruses. Photo courtesy of University of Delaware University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa oceanographers Grieg Steward and Kyle Edwards, as part of a research team from four universities, received a $6 million grant to investigate how the information encoded in the genomes of viruses alters the properties of cells and influences the outcome of viral infections. [...]

By | 2017-11-04T11:44:09+00:00 November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i’s Last Permafrost

Maunakea on the Big Island. Photo courtesy of UH In the coldest climate, on the tallest summits of Hawaiʻi, temperatures fall below freezing during winter nights. In 1969, Alfred Woodcock discovered areas inside cinder cones on Maunakea that are permanently frozen. At one place the ice was about 32 feet thick and 27 yard [...]

By | 2017-11-04T11:35:06+00:00 November 4th, 2017|0 Comments