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Third Sea to Shining Sea Live Interactive Virtual Explorations
workshop held in Connecticut
The third Sea to Shining Sea Live Interactive Virtual Explorations
workshop was held on November 19, 2009 at the National Park Service's
National Association for Interpretation annual conference in Hartford,
December 18, 2009
HPWREN helps Palomar Make the List of the Decade's Top 10 Discoveries
Discovery News has put out their list of the Top 10 Discoveries of
the Decade and their list of Top 10 Space Discoveries of the Decade.
On both lists is the 2005 discovery of the world known as Eris.
December 9, 2009
Stellar Collaboration Helps Astronomers to Spot an Amazing Stellar
Astronomers at recently announced that they had observed a supernova
unlike any ever seen before. Supernova 2007bi is the first confirmed
example of a pair-instability supernova, a type that has been
theorized since the 1960s.
December 4, 2009
8th Annual HPWREN Users Workshop held at the Palomar Observatory
The 8th Annual HPWREN Users Workshop was hosted by the Palomar
Observatory on November 5, 2009. The main discussion topic of the
morning session revolved about the sustainability of the HPWREN
network beyond the next two years.
September 25, 2009
Enhanced Situational Awareness for First Responders
Emergency responders are typically hampered by a lack of real-time
situational awareness when making critical decisions in response
to rapidly changing conditions and life-threatening situations. In
order to provide enhanced situational awareness to responders on
the ground, MIT Lincoln Laboratory has installed a camera system
with real-time video downlink capability on a Cal Fire emergency
September 10, 2009
HPWREN participated in Cabrillo National Monument Founder's Day event
On August 25, Cabrillo National Monument celebrated Founder's Day,
birthday of the National Park Service, by inviting partners to host
booths at a festival. HPWREN and the NPS Southern California Research
Learning Center hosted two booths and shared information with
visitors about on-going research and monitoring projects in San
Diego and at Cabrillo National Monument.
August 12, 2009
HPWREN is supporting real-time communication for a Sprites sensor of
University of Bath researchers at Piñon Flat Observatory
A new University of Bath sensor detects Sprites, a type of transient
luminous event seen above large thunderstorms. The equipment detects
the Sprites from their electromagnetic signatures in the extremely
low frequency band which, due to the nature of the Earth Ionosphere
cavity, propagate around the entire planet.
August 5, 2009
HPWREN collaborated with NPS on an installation in the Santa Monica
HPWREN assisted the National Park Service at Santa Monica Mountains
National Recreation Area in planning and installing a wireless connection
and web camera in the Santa Monica Mountains.
August 4, 2009
HPWREN, with its partners, created four network applications videos
Collaborations with Native Americans, high-end astronomy research,
hydrology sensors, and research on energy efficient wireless sensor
networks are the basis for these four videos.
July 22, 2009
Plate Boundary Observatory P475 Point Loma is online via HPWREN
The HPWREN cyberinfrastructure has enhanced the science and public
service applications of an EarthScope GPS station at Point Loma,
San Diego, California. The Plate Boundary Observatory GPS station
P475 is a strategic site to the earthquake science community.
June 16, 2009
New directions in collaborations between HPWREN and Native Americans
Extended collaborations between HPWREN and Native Americans now
include networked sensors and environmental cameras.
June 15, 2009
HPWREN is Key Partner in New Palomar Transient Factory Sky Survey
Astronomers using telescopes at Palomar Observatory and around the
globe have begun an innovative sky survey that will be used to
detect unprecedented numbers of powerful cosmic explosions and other
transient events. The survey also may soon reveal new classes of
June 14, 2009
HPWREN Aids the Study of Dark Cosmic Explosions
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are some of the most colossal explosions
in the universe. They signal the explosive deaths of massive stars
and are bright enough to be visible from a distance of 13 billion
light years. Most of these events are accompanied by a bright visible
light afterglow that can be seen for up to several afters after the
GRB, yet a few of them are mysteriously dark. Recent findings,
announced at this week's meeting of the American Astronomical
Society, have shed new light on the study of these mysterious events
known as dark GRBs.
June 12, 2009
HPWREN-supported UCSD Master's student Edoardo Regini finished his
"Resource Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks"
thesis, and will graduate in Fall '09
A graduate student researcher supported by HPWREN, Edoardo Regini,
recently finished his UCSD Master's degree thesis on a combined
scheduling and routing mechanism for heterogeneous wireless sensor
June 8, 2009
HPWREN Participates in Green Day LIVE Between Santa Margarita and
Fleet Science Center
On May 16, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center patrons celebrated Green
Day by participating in an array of activities - including an HPWREN
Live Interactive Virtual Explorations (LIVE) demonstration with
biologists and students at the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve.
May 18, 2009
Cosmology's Best Standard Candles Get Even Better -- A simple new
method standardizes the brightness of Type Ia supernovae
The Nearby Supernova Factory has discovered an efficient method for
standardizing the intrinsic brightness and thus the distance to the
cosmic milestones known as Type Ia supernovae. The discovery
underlines the crucial importance of excellent supernovae spectra
in the quest to understand dark energy.
May 16, 2009
HPWREN collaborates South of the Equator
HPWREN participated in Chile in an astronomy-related collaboration
with the Yale University Physics Department, and the FreeBSD Project.
May 15, 2009
Water quality sensor use in the Santa Margarita river, and shown
during a Malibu Water Quality Symposium
This article describes a river walk down the Santa Margarita River
while using a mobile water quality system, as well as a subsequent
presentation at a water quality symposium hosted by the City of
April 27, 2009
From Electron Microscopes to World-Class Telescopes and Beyond:
April HPWREN LIVE Activities Include UCSD Department of NanoEngineering
Electron Microscope Facility, the Palomar Observatory, Birch Aquarium,
and Cabrillo National Monument
A description of multiple April 2009 HPWREN LIVE activities.
April 17, 2009
NEES@UCSB finishes a temporary seismic array project in Garner Valley,
connected via HPWREN
A Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) and U.C. Santa
Barbara project had installed over 30 solar powered seismometers in a
linear array stretching across Garner Valley.
April 16, 2009
First Annual San Diego Science Festival Includes Several Activities
with HPWREN and StSS Projects
In conjunction with the California Institute for Telecommunications
and Information Technology, the HPWREN team assisted in providing
a 45Mbps Internet connection throughout a portion of Balboa Park
for the San Diego Science Festival's Expo Day on April 4.
March 31, 2009
HPWREN and StSS Teams Participate in George
Wright Society Conference in Portland
Earlier this month, the HPWREN and StSS teams demonstrated Live
Interactive Virtual Explorations (LIVE) outreach activities at the
2009 George Wright Society Conference in Portland, Oregon.
March 24, 2009
Initial experiments with a mobile multiple-sensor platform, using
This article describes a prototype of a mobile multiple-sensor
platform, that is able to utilize existing cyberinfrastructure,
including for real-time hydrology data.
March 20, 2009
Palomar Observatory to Participate in
Around the World in 80
Palomar Observatory will participate in a live 24-hour webcast event
that will take place from the control rooms of research telescopes
located around the globe.
February 12, 2009
Intern Experience -- National Park Service and San Diego State
Kelly Lion and Sarina Cassaro are interning jointly with the National
Park Service and San Diego State University. The goal of the nternship
is to learn how to install and upkeep key components of a wireless
sensor network that are nodes on HPWREN, specifically at the Santa
Margarita Ecological Reserve and the NPS Cabrillo National Monument.
February 10, 2009
HPWREN Works with Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet) to Upgrade
Pala Native American Learning Center Internet Connectivity
Recent upgrades to the Pala Learning Center Internet connection
makes it possible for the community to easily access not only
real-time cameras at the coast, but also interact in real-time with
scientists, interpretation rangers, and educators at the coastal
National Park as well as science and education sites throughout the