Bytemarks Cafe – Episode 9 – Oct. 1, 2008

This week, after the news, we’re joined in the studio by Mark Hakoda, who tells us about a special event called “Pecha Kucha 3.0.” Then, we talk with Larry Wiss and Scott Belford about eWaste. Old computers and electronic gear are piling up. What do you do with all this junk?

  • Representatives from Hoana Medical, a local biomedical company, will be presenting findings from a study of nurses who have worked with their “LifeBed” at a Nashville conference later this month.
  • U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii state officials have just launched “Anuenue,” a new inter-island digital microwave network. The network will support the day-to-day and emergency data transport needs of federal and state government agencies and improves emergency communications capabilities in Hawaii.
  • Research conducted here in Hawaii almost 10 years ago is proving to be timeless. Heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs), a group of chemicals formed during high-temperature cooking of meat and fish, are potent mutagens and are suspected to play a role in colorectal cancer.
  • Space Exploration Technologies, a US space company founded by an Internet multi-millionaire, has become the first private venture to successfully blast a rocket into Earth’s orbit. Falcon 1, a liquid fuel rocket built by SpaceX, took off from Kwajalein Atoll on Sunday and entered orbit carrying a dummy payload.
  • Apple opened its third Hawaii store in Honolulu this past weekend, building its largest local retail location yet in the heart of Waikiki. The store, in the Royal Hawaiian Center on Kalakaua Avenue, is situated between Apple’s Ala Moana and Kahala Mall locations.

We close with our song pick of the week, Trash 80 and a song called “Say Goodbye.”

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