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Low Density Supersonic Decelerator
2014-05-18 02:55:42

NASA NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle, has completed final assembly at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. This experimental flight test is designed to investigate breakthrough technologies that will benefit future Mars missions, including those involving human exploration. Three weeks of testing, simulations and rehearsals are planned before the first launch opportunity on the morning of...

hawaii oahu volcano
2014-05-17 05:33:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online O'ahu, the "gathering place," is the most developed island in the Hawaiian chain. Until recently, scientists believed that O'ahu consisted of the remnants of two major Hawaiian shield volcanoes: Wai'anae and Ko'olau. A new study from University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L'Environment (France), and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has found that O'ahu actually consists of three shield...

2014-05-16 23:05:46

First Resort in the World to offer complimentary “double round trips” in association with Uber. Wailea, Maui, HI (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The management team at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, the island’s only Forbes five-star resort, must never sleep. Listen to what they’ve dreamed up now for guests who book a stay in one of the Resort’s Ocean-front or Residential suites—an inclusive, amenities rich experience wrapped into one price -- including “double round trip”...

2014-05-15 12:22:03

HONOLULU, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines will celebrate a successful 10 years of service from Australia this Sunday, May 18, marking the milestone with celebrations for guests onboard the day's anniversary flights between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Hawaiian, the only U.S. carrier that flies to Brisbane Airport (BNE), also announced that beginning Dec. 5, 2014, travelers on its HNL-BNE route will enjoy more legroom and on-demand,...

2014-05-15 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters are invited to a media day Monday, June 2 at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii, to learn about NASA's upcoming flight test of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) experiment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's LDSD test is designed to investigate breakthrough technologies that will benefit landing future human and robotic Mars missions, as well as aid in...

2014-05-13 23:03:42

Gold's Gym Hanover, in conjunction with nearly 70 other Gold's Gym locations, is participating in a check-in and win contest. Health club members have the opportunity to win an unforgettable trip to Hawaii. Haonver, PA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 This spring, Gold’s Gym Hanover, an independently owned and operated franchise, along with Gold's Gym fitness centers from 13 other states, are running a one of a kind contest on Facebook for gym members. Gym goers who work out at Gold’s...

2014-05-13 20:20:46

Nonstop service between Kalaeloa and Kahului, Maui could begin as early as July 1. KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mokulele Airlines has announced that plans are well underway to begin air service at Kalaeloa Airport on west Oahu this summer. Kalaeloa is located at the former Barber's Point Naval Air Base John Rogers Field. Mokulele is working in cooperation with the state of Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division to target a start date of July 1, at...

2014-05-12 04:20:58

Molokai Ranch achieves success with Animal Husbandry MAUNALOA, Hawaii, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moloka'i Ranch is launching initiatives to achieve sustainability, starting with the re-establishment of ranching operations that will bring premium 100% grass-fed beef to the local market this Fall. Hawaii's second largest ranch is implementing innovative projects to build a viable future for the Moloka'i community. Cattle operations at Moloka'i Ranch are strong with a growing herd...

short men live longer
2014-05-11 05:59:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Guys who are less tall may feel as though they wound up with the short end of the stick, but new research appearing in the peer-reviewed medical journal PLOS ONE suggests that they are more likely to outlive their taller male counterparts. In the study, researchers from the Kuakini Medical Center, the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and the US Veteran Affairs department concluded that shorter men...

2014-05-07 23:05:56

Integration and Reporting of Data Key to Community Health Center Recognition as Patient-Centered Medical Homes San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 i2i Systems announced it has been selected by Hawaii Primary Care Association (HPCA) to build a data warehouse for Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Hawaii. California-based i2i Systems was selected to build the data warehouse that will enable Hawaii’s CHCs to accurately track the patients they treat, as well as report on the health...


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Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Mauna Kea
2014-04-10 11:49:35

Mauna Kea is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island and is thought to be about one million years old. Mauna Kea, like all Hawaiian volcanoes, was created when the Pacific tectonic plate passed over a volcanic hotspot. The Hawaiian volcanoes, which extend over an area known as the Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain, have been well studied, but it is not known how the...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Haleakalā
2014-04-09 16:28:16

Haleakalā, also known as the East Maui Volcano, is a possibly active shield volcano that is located in Hawaii and actually comprises 75 percent of the island of Maui. Its name means house of the sun in the Hawaiian language and local legend says that the crater was the home of the demigod Māui’s grandmother, who helped him to force the sun to move slowly over the course of the day in order to prolong it. This volcano reaches an elevation of 3,055 feet and it holds steep slopes and a few...

Kīlauea
2014-04-08 12:33:13

Kīlauea is an active shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This volcano, which reaches an elevation of 4,091 feet, is one of five volcanoes that form the island and it is the most active. It is thought to be between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and is the second youngest of all the Hawaii volcanoes. It was formed when the Pacific tectonic plate moved over the Hawaiian hotspot and like other Hawaiian volcanoes, it began...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.