The Hokule'a, a voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Polynesian exploration, makes its way up the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Sailed by a crew of 12 who use only celestial navigation and observation of nature, the canoe is two-thirds of the way through a four-year trip around the world. Bryson Hoe/Courtesy of 'Oiwi TV and Polynesian Voyaging Society hide caption

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

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The Solar Impulse 2 airplane, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, gains altitude after taking off from Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, Hawaii during a test and training flight in April. Eugene Tanner /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politician Takes To Tinder To Ignite Voters' Interest

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Part of the main street in Hilo, Hawaii, was flattened by a tsunami in April 1946. That big wave was triggered by a quake near the Aleutian Islands, where the edges of two tectonic plates continue to collide. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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Aleutian Quake Zone Could Shoot Big Tsunamis To Hawaii, California

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Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods has created an Internet interface so customers can zoom in and view information about specific koa trees from their computers. Courtesy of Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods hide caption

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Using Investments And Technology To Rebuild Hawaii's Koa Forests

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