Bringing Healthcare Home

They say in each person's lifetime they will spend hundreds of hours waiting in line. Waiting to get on a ride at an amusement park. Waiting to buy tickets for a movie. Waiting at the doctor's office. However, imagine not having to wait at the doctor's office.


Building the Wave of the Future

Let's say someone wanted to put a building somewhere in a body of water. They have a few options. One, wait a million years and hope a volcano forms a new island. Two, drain all the water. Three, fill the body of water with something solid. Or four, use a Very Large Floating Structure.


Learning About Lasers

Let's say you're on the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and Regis (the guy who reads the questions) asks you the following question for one million dollars: What does the acronym LASER stand for?


Cutting Down Corrosion

The easiest way to explain corrosion, without using large thirteen-letter words like, deterioration, is to give examples of what corrosion is like. For example, corrosion is like termites eating away at a block of wood. Corrosion is like how your teeth form cavities when you don't brush. It is also like the sun melting away the snowman you just made.


A Fresh Solution for Desalination

All over the world there are reports of water shortages. This year, in the Middle East city of Ramallah, thousands of homes went without water for almost a week because of water shortages. A couple of years ago in China, a yearlong drought caused 12 million people to go without adequate drinking water. Here in Hawaii, farmers and ranchers have lost millions of dollars due to continuing dry conditions.


Seeking Solutions to 'Slides

Ka-boom! A little after midnight on March 6, 2000, several boulders came sliding down the cliffs surrounding Waimea Bay on the island of Oahu. One, the size of school teacher's desk, crashed into the car of two women returning home. Luckily, no one was injured.


Semi-Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Recent at-sea crashes of jet aircraft and the resulting search for the elusive black boxes ... the hunt for lost nuclear submarines ... the exploration of the Titanic and sunken ships.





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