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Melissa Adams, a recipient of a NASA Sally Ride Internship, is shown with a certificate awarded by the space agency for her efforts in the study of a mineral found on Mauna Kea similar to material found on Mars. Photo courtesy of PISCES.

UH-Hilo Student Awarded NASA Research Internship

April 18th, 2014

Melissa Adams, a senior majoring in geology, will spend the summer in Texas studying a mineral found on Mauna Kea in support of robotic missions to Mars.

This portable “power” platform, designed to be slung by helicopter, helps scientists measure volcanic activity using a gravity meter, an experimental camera for measuring sulfur dioxide gas and other types of monitoring instruments. USGS/HVO photo.

VOLCANO WATCH: Spiders and Other Portable Monitors

April 18th, 2014

Portable volcano monitoring stations provide scientists with additional eyes and other sensor equipment in a hurry to monitor changes in eruptions.

Google Maps image (click to enlarge). UPDATE: Driver of Truck Uninjured in Highway 190 Rollover April 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Featured Articles, News, West Hawaii News

Traffic was detoured to Kaiminani Drive and Waikolola Road for about five hours while a fire department hazmat crew cleaned up spilled waste oil and solvent.

A papaya infected with the ringspot virus. University of California photo. Smartphone App to Diagnose Virus in Papayas on Oahu April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Designed primarily for the Honolulu area, the app will help UH researchers test a theory that transgenic varieties have reduced the extent of ringspot virus.

Henry T. Nakamoto. Courtesy photo. Hilo Attorney Henry T. Nakamoto Named Family Court Judge April 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

A litigator in family and real estate law for the past 18 years, Nakamoto will serve a six-year term is subject to Senate confirmation.

Image courtesy of BJPenn.com Hilo’s Penn Starts Second Stint as “TUF” Coach April 15th, 2014 · No Comments · Featured Articles, Sports

Starting Wednesday, Fox Sports 1 began airing the 19th season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” featuring coaches Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn.

On Oahu, University Laboratory School students rise for a chant as they watch a live video feed of Keeau Elementary students at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. DOE photo. VIDEO: Keaau Students Share Volcano Trip Via Internet April 15th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Students on Oahu and in Mexico took part in a virtual field trip as the Big Island students explored Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Randall Hatori, in a 2011 HPD photo. Taser Not a Factor in Hatori’s Death, Autopsy Shows April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Featured Articles, News, West Hawaii News

A pathologist said high levels of methamphetamine, an enlarged heart and the physical struggle with police resulted in Randall Hatori’s death.

A piece entitled "The Sea Before Me" by Kealakekua artist Wilfred Yamazawa graces the office of Sen. Josh Green as part of the Art at the Capitol program (click images to enlarge). Courtesy photo. State Legislature Boosts Art In Public Places April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Arts & Entertainment, Featured Articles

One notable lawmaker from last year is missing in the 2014 version of “Art at the Capitol” featuring works in some of the offices at the state Legislature.

A field of hemp in France. Wikimedia image. Legislature Approves Two-Year Study of Hemp April 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The bill authorizes the UH College of Agriculture and Human Resources to study hemp for use as a biofuel feedstock and to remove contaminants from soil.

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