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2010-10-03 12:50:00

According to a study published on Friday, tennis players who grunt loudly when hitting a ball appear to have a competitive edge over their opponents. Canadian and American researchers said that the noise accompanying a hard shot makes an opponent slower to respond and more likely to misjudge exactly where the ball is, which makes it tougher to hit it back. "Conservatively, our findings suggest that a tennis ball traveling 50 miles per hour could appear 24 inches 2 feet closer to the...

2010-09-15 13:28:00

HONOLULU, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Travel of Hawaii is continuing its annual support of the University of Hawaii "Warrior" football team with travel packages for local fans to follow the team on its away games. This year's away games include trips to West Point, Colorado, Fresno State and Boise State. With teams leaving the Western Athletic Conference there is some uncertainty as to who will be on the Warriors' schedule in the future, so many fans are eager to catch as many games as...

2010-07-28 14:28:32

The University of Hawaii at Manoa's School of Ocean Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) completed a three-year long investigation of Sea Disposal Site Hawaii Number 5 (HI-05), a deep-water military munitions disposal site in U.S. coastal waters approximately 5 miles south of Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii. This complex investigation required the use of high-resolution sidescan sonar and remotely operated underwater vehicles to locate sea disposed munitions in water as deep as 1,500 feet. The...

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2010-07-09 07:30:00

North Pacific circulation radically changed by past post-glacial warming Toward the end of the last ice age, a major reorganization took place in the current system of the North Pacific with far-reaching implications for climate, according to a new study published in the July 9, 2010, issue of Science by an international team of scientists from Japan, Hawaii, and Belgium. Earth's climate is regulated largely by the world ocean's density-driven circulation, which brings warm surface water to...

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2010-07-06 10:39:08

The possible spread of the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon rig over the course of one year was studied in a series of computer simulations by a team of researchers from the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Eight million buoyant particles were released continuously from April 20 to September 17, 2010, at the location of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The release occurred in ocean flow data from simulations conducted with the...

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2010-06-23 14:24:49

Algae obtain nitrate from deep waters 250 meters beneath the surface For almost three decades, oceanographers have been puzzled by the ability of microscopic algae ("microalgae") to grow in open-ocean areas where there is very little nitrate, an essential nutrient for the algae. In this week's issue of the journal Nature, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) chemical oceanographer Ken Johnson, along with co-authors Stephen Riser at the University of Washington and David Karl at...

2010-05-21 21:47:00

HONOLULU, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Rose Tseng, Ph.D. scholar, leader and community builder, steps down as chancellor of University of Hawaii at Hilo June 30. Chancellor for 12 years, she leaves a legacy of academic strength, expanded resources, and deep ties with the community it serves. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100521/LA09367) Donald Straney, Ph.D. of California State Polytechnic, Pomona will succeed Tseng. Few beyond Hawaii's shores realize the extent of UH Hilo's...

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2010-04-20 07:33:08

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have solved a long-standing dilemma about the mass of infrared bright merging galaxies. Because galaxies are the largest directly observable objects in the universe, learning more about their formation is key to understanding how the universe works. Dr. Barry Rothberg and Dr. Jacqueline Fischer, both of the Infrared-Submillimeter Astrophysics & Techniques Section in the Remote Sensing Division, used new data from the 8-meter Gemini-South...

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2010-04-08 08:25:00

Underwater canyons have long been considered important habitats for marine life, but until recently, only canyons on continental margins had been intensively studied. Researchers from Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) and the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) have now conducted the first extensive study of canyons in the oceanic Hawaiian Archipelago and found that these submarine canyons support especially abundant and unique communities of megafauna (large animals such as fish, shrimp,...

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2010-04-03 08:29:53

An outbreak of a disease called Montipora White Syndrome (MWS) was found in Kaneohe Bay, OÊ»ahu within the last month prompting an interagency response team composed of scientists and students to document the extent, spread and potential causes of the disease. Members of the investigative team included scientists from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa's Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), USGS National Wildlife Health Center and Bishop...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Mauna Kea Observatories -- Hawaii is Earth's connecting point to the rest of the Universe. The summit of Mauna Kea on the Island of Hawaii hosts the world's largest astronomical observatory, with telescopes operated by astronomers from eleven countries. The combined light-gathering power of the telescopes on Mauna Kea is fifteen times greater than that of the Palomar telescope in California -- for many years the world's largest -- and sixty times greater than that of the Hubble Space...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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