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2011-06-30 06:50:00

KAHULUI, Hawaii, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maui GPS Tour Guide is a virtual tour guide that talks to vacationers as they drive around Maui. Using the GPS built into the iPhone or iPad 3G, the Tour Guide knows exactly where travelers are and alerts them to hidden beaches, scenic attractions and hikes, and also tells them about the island's history, geography and unique plants and animals. The Maui GPS Tour Guide is the first iPhone application of its kind available to Maui visitors....

2007-02-09 06:00:24

By Mike Leidemann HONOLULU -- Hawaii is scheduled to get its first regular interisland passenger ferry service in more than 25 years this summer, but the project is raising concerns among environmentalists about whale collisions, invasive species and congestion. Hawaii Superferry launched the first of its new $90 million high-speed catamaran ferries last month in Mobile, Ala., and plans to begin daily trips between Oahu and Maui and Kauai on July 1. "Hawaii is ripe for this. It's one...

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2005-01-08 10:52:38

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) -- The summit of a Maui volcano whose Hawaiian name means "House of the Sun" has been recommended as the site for one of the world's biggest and most advanced solar telescopes. The board of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy recommended Haleakala ahead of 70 other proposed sites around the world to be the home of the $161 million telescope that measure 4 meters in diameter. The recommendation goes to the National Science Foundation for further...


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