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Hawaii News

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

  • Posted at 7:26 AM
    Bump Networks today announced the launch of Air Advocate, the mobile app that helps air travelers navigate through unpredictable flight changes. The app is designed for inexperienced travelers who aren't quite sure what to do in the event of a delay, cancelation or overbooked flight as well as for sophisticated travelers who want information real time and want to make changes quickly. It's the only mobile app that indicates when a flight is full. According to the Transportation Department's Bureau ... read more

Monday, October 31, 2011

  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) (TOKYO:6752) ("Panasonic") announced today that the EVOLTA Robot finished its toughest challenge yet, the EVOLTA World Challenge IV, at 10:56am on October 30, 2011 (HAST). EVOLTA Robot has made it to the finish line. (Photo: Business Wire) ... read more

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

  • Posted at 4:35 AM
    Pop-up MicroLites(TM), developed by MicroLite Tech, are new micro-sized lighting devices that allow hands-free operation. With just a simple push these compact, durable, super-bright LED lights pop up to shine light downward, illuminating anything they are attached to. All other lighting products instead disperse light away. Pop-up MicroLites attach to almost anything, including plastic, metal, wood, leather, and even cloth. With a footprint the size of only a nickel they are also one of the smallest lighting products on the ... read more

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

  • Posted at 5:00 PM
    Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) (TOKYO:6752) ("Panasonic") is taking on one of the toughest challenges for its EVOLTA Robot on October 23, 2011 (HAST), titled EVOLTA World Challenge IV to prove just how durable its EVOLTA rechargeable batteries are. As the fourth ... read more

Thursday, October 13, 2011

  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a contract for SunPower to sell energy to Hawaiian Electric Company from a 5-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) farm planned for Kalaeloa in West Oahu. SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPRWA, SPWRB), will design, build and operate the facility. Subject to receipt of applicable permits, SunPower plans to begin construction this year and complete the solar farm within five months. It will be located on land leased from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands ... read more

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • Posted at 8:00 PM
    The Hawai’i State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) unveiled the Mortgage Foreclosure Dispute Resolution (MFDR) program, designed to offer owner-occupants of residential property in non-judicial foreclosure the opportunity to meet directly with their lenders to modify their loans or ... read more

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

  • Posted at 2:11 AM
    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army conducted a flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system today, challenging the system to track, detect and intercept two different targets utilizing two THAAD interceptors -- a first for the system. (Photo: The flight test, known as FTT-12, was designated an Initial Operational Test and Evaluation test by the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense. ... read more

Monday, September 19, 2011

  • Posted at 10:38 AM
    Sopogy® the world’s leading developer of micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP) technologies announces the hiring of Terry Revnak as Vice President of Sales. “Terry’s impressive track record demonstrates his ability to grow markets and provide excellent leadership to his ... read more

Thursday, September 15, 2011

  • Posted at 3:15 PM
    Kaiser Permanente announced today that all 16 of its primary care clinics in Hawaii, and their primary care providers, have received the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) Physician Practice Connections® (PPC) Patient-Centered Medical Home(TM) (PCMH) Recognition at Level 3, the highest level, for its integrated and coordinated care delivery system, which supports quality, access, continuity of care, and better patient involvement. With this accomplishment, Kaiser Permanente becomes the first multi-site PCMH health care organization in Hawaii to be recognized ... read more

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

  • Posted at 9:24 AM
    The country's foremost pioneers of sustainable open ocean aquaculture, or mariculture, have recently revealed their latest research of cutting-edge technologies that will allow the farming of fish in their natural marine environment without affecting pristine ocean ecosystems. Marine biologists at Kampachi Farms (formerly with Kona Blue Water Farms) are exploring new submersible Aquapod® pen technology and an innovative mariculture system that drifts on open ocean currents. Support for the project has come from a wide variety of stakeholders from science, ... read more

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

  • Posted at 12:14 PM
    Sopogy, the world’s leading developer of micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSP) technologies, is the APEC Business Innovation Showcase winner for the City and County of Honolulu. The award gives Sopogy a platform to showcase its technologies during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Week conference ... read more

Thursday, August 25, 2011

  • Posted at 10:15 AM
    Energy security and independence are two goals at the heart of the U.S. Military's investment in clean energy technologies. With over 220 submissions, the 2011 CTSI Defense Energy Challenge has selected the top 10 technologies for presentation at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit on September 14th in Honolulu. These technologies reflect how critical clean energy is to America's national security. For more information on the Summit or the Challenge, visit and respectively. Below are brief descriptions of the ... read more

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

  • Posted at 2:56 PM
    On every island, on any day, Hawai'i celebrates. Now visitors to Hawai'i can discover more than 100 events in the islands through the Festivals of Hawai'i's new smartphone application. The Festivals of Hawai'i app, sponsored by the Hawai'i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's official tourism agency, is now available for download on iTunes for iPhone, iPod and iPad devices. The app is free and puts information about Hawai'i's unique cultural festivals and celebrations at the fingertips of those planning a ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Retina Institute of Hawaii (RIH) teams up with Paddleboard Race winner, Jamie Mitchell and Project VISION Hawaii. The partnerships are a tribute to passion and vision. Jamie celebrates his personal victory as 10th consecutive winner of the Molokai 2 Oahu Ocean competition and Retina Institute of Hawaii celebrates 10 years of treating macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and raising awareness of eye protection. Both Mr. Mitchell and RIH are advocates of eye safety amongst water sports enthusiasts of all ages ... read more

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

  • Posted at 2:30 PM
    Two Guam business executives have been retained to serve on the board of directors of GTA TeleGuam after the company’s successful ownership transfer. A third original GTA TeleGuam board member and four new representatives from the new owner were also was named to the board, the ... read more