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Sunday, February 5, 2012

  • Posted at 10:00 PM
    The Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) has launched a new online service for couples to apply online for a civil union or marriage license in Hawai’i. The new online process, which was launched on January 1, 2012 through Hawaii's official Internet portal, eHawaii.gov (http://www.eHawaii.gov), ... read more

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

  • Posted at 2:47 PM
    Verizon Wireless invested more than $41 million during 2011 in Hawai'i to provide new wireless services, network coverage and additional capacity for its customers across the state. Verizon Wireless' network investment in Hawai'i now totals more than $295 million since 2000. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $70 billion since it was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services. In 2011, Verizon Wireless launched its groundbreaking 4G LTE ... read more

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

  • Posted at 7:13 AM
    A team of surgeons from Hawaii, Dr. Michael Bennett of Retina Institute of Hawaii and Dr. Michael McMann of McMann Institute, has successfully implanted the FDA-approved eye telescope, a first in Hawaii, at one of the leading medical centers in Honolulu. The first-of-kind telescope implant is integral to CentraSight(TM), a new patient care program for treating patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most advanced form of AMD and the leading cause of blindness in older Americans. It ... read more

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

  • Posted at 2:30 PM
    Thirty days after its limited release, mig33 -- one of the world's largest mobile communities - is set to launch a new mig33 miniblog as the centerpiece of mig33. Over the next few months, the miniblog service (http://b.mig33.com) will transition from beta, where it has already garnered over 300,000 daily active users, and will be integrated with mig33's third-party games, chat, profiles and avatars, making mig33 a unique proposition compared with other social internet services such as Facebook, Twitter, Sina's Weibo, ... read more

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

  • Posted at 10:00 PM
    The State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today launched a web-based Directory of Green Employers as part of its Hawai‘i Green Jobs Initiative. Green employers—who work in areas such as renewable energy production and natural resource conservation post profiles in the Directory that ... read more

Friday, December 30, 2011

  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers in Maui, thanks to a new cell site in Haiku. This site improves 3G wireless coverage and capacity in the Haiku area along Umi Place and Haiku Road, Kokomo Road at the 4 mile marker, West Kuiaha Road and Haiku Road, and Manuahi Place. Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $6.5 billion in ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers in Kauai, thanks to a new cell site in Paauilo. This site improves 3G wireless coverage and capacity along Kaunanano Road, Paauilo Mauka Road, Kalopa Lower Road, and Highway 19 at mile marker 34. Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $6.5 billion in its California network. Nationally, the company has invested more ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers in Kauai thanks to two new cell sites. The sites improve 3G wireless coverage and capacity in the following areas: -- Koloa Town -- Lihue - including the Lihue Civic Center and Pua Loke area Since being founded in 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $6.5 billion in its ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless 3G network is now easier and faster for residents and travelers in the Paia, thanks to a new cell site. The site improves 3G wireless coverage in the Paia area along Paia Bay, Anohou Street, Ale Place and Nonohe Place. The company's ongoing network investment in Hawai'i now totals more than $254 million, including $40 million in 2010. Since the company was formed, Verizon Wireless has invested more than ... read more

Thursday, December 29, 2011

  • Posted at 12:27 PM
    Hawaii's night scene just got easier to navigate - HI Nights, a new easy-to-use web service, is launching to consumers today. HI Nights provides Hawaiians with event information, photos, specials, and updates from local restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in real time, sent directly to their smart phones. "The plethora of restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Hawaii make deciding on a night's plans difficult for Hawaiians and tourists alike," says Dan Bowe, founder of HI Nights. "HI Nights is ... read more

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

  • Posted at 2:59 PM
    The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), led by American businessman / educator Steve Durst, plans to place an astronomical observatory on the Moon by 2014 that will capture never before seen images of the Galaxy, Stars, Moon and Earth. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111220/SF25939) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110723/SF40417LOGO) On December 18th-20th, a Global Demonstration of the International Lunar Observatory precursor instrument (the 'ILO-X') took place on the Summit of Mauna Kea, hosted by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), when science teams from around the world accessed the instrument over ... read more

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

  • Posted at 8:00 AM
    BAE Systems’ infrared imaging seekers detected two short range ballistic missiles for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system flight test program at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. During the test, which occurred on ... read more

Monday, December 12, 2011

  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Thrustcycle Enterprises LLC introduces a prototype cycle with a flywheel kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that uses gyroscopic forces to keep it upright, as can be seen on: http://thrustcycle.com/. The flywheel/gyroscope simultaneously functions as stabilizer and mechanical battery, thus enhancing safety and improving performance and efficiency. As stabilizer, their system will maintain a fixed plane in space unlike anything available today. As demonstrated on their website video, rather than merely dampen oscillations as gyroscopes function on ocean-going ships, when the cycle ... read more

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

  • Sleeping Too Little May Contribute to Depression --- WAIKOLOA, Hawaii, Dec. 6, 2011
    Posted at 7:57 AM
    </font>Disrupted sleep is often a symptom associated with mood disorders, like depression, but researchers now believe that sleep problems may be a contributing factor in causing these disorders. Scientists presenting at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting today reported significant changes in brain structure and responses in sleep-deprived rats, which mimic the changes seen in the brains of people experiencing depression. "For a long time, sleep problems have been viewed as a consequence of depression. What we're showing is ... read more

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Sprint (NYSE: S) customers in Hawaii can have hau’oli lanui (happy holidays) this year with increased 3G coverage just in time for holiday shopping, festive parties and family get-togethers. In the past 90 days, Sprint has implemented 40 network ... read more

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

  • Posted at 9:15 PM
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced a collaborative agreement to work with Hawai'i BioEnergy on renewable energy sources for creating aviation fuel. Announced on the eve of the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) CEO Summit, the memorandum of understanding highlights how the companies will work together to identify biofuel sources and supporting technologies for producing sustainable jet fuel in Hawaii. Boeing and Hawai'i BioEnergy will look at various crops including sorghum and eucalyptus as potential sources that can be grown locally ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS), in partnership with Microsoft Corp., today announced that HSPLS has become the first statewide public library system in the world to adopt Digital Literacy and Microsoft IT Academy programs for technology training and preparation for certifications for all library patrons in Hawaii. The Microsoft IT Academy Program is the first training program to launch under the HSPLS HI Tech Academy initiative and is expected to reach nearly 1 million people across the state ... read more