Maui Tacos has new Kihei restaurant
KIHEI - Maui Tacos has opened a new restaurant in the Kihei Kalama Village Center, its sixth on the Valley Isle.
The restaurant on South Kihei Road will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, according to a news release.
The other award-winning casual restaurants are in Lahaina Square, Napili Plaza, Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Piilani Village and Kamaole Beach Center.
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Robot completes ocean journey
KAILUA-KONA - A robot has completed a record-breaking journey from San Francisco to the Big Island.
The robot named Benjamin is a wave glider that survived 26-foot waves and strong ocean currents to become the second vehicle of its kind to travel more than 3,200 nautical miles without human assistance.
Benjamin was among four wave gliders launched Nov. 17 in San Francisco Bay by Liquid Robotics, a company that developed the surfboard-shaped robots propelled by waves.
The West Hawaii Today reports Liquid Robotics recovered the robot about five miles offshore from its facility at Kawaihae Harbor on Thursday. Vice President of Marine Operations Keith Kreider says attached solar panels fuel its computers and sensors, which allow collection and transmission of real-time data to help scientists observe the ocean.