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Today

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Onsite Dental Mobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Materials Sciences
University of California Symposium on Surface Science and Its Applications
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electric Hazards & Mitigations
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
NCEM
Advanced FIB Processing Applications
Warren Moberlychan
Bldg. 72-201

Noon
Physics
Circuit Techniques for On-Chip Power Management
Ken Shepad, Columbia U.
Bldg. 50B-4205

Noon
EETD
Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Healthcare Facilities
John Pappas, Walter Vernon & John Inman, Mazetti Associates
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

2 p.m.
Computational Research
How to Secure a Mac OSX Computer
Chip Smith
Bldg. 2-100B

Tomorrow

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Materials Sciences
University of California Symposium on Surface Science and Its Applications
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
Manipulation of Individual Structural Elements in Living Cells: Insights Into the Nanoscale Origins of Cell Mechanics
Sanjay Kumar, UCSF
390 Hearst Mining Bldg.

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Morning Editions:
Pancakes with Eggs and Sausage
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Red Chili Beef with Plantains and Vegetables

The Fresh Grille: Cuban Sandwich with Yucca Fries
Menutainment: Chicken Athena with Orzo and Vegetables

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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IN THE NEWS
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Scans May Predict
Cognitive Decline
By Sarah Yang

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Jagust

Brain scans may detect neurological changes in people who exhibit no outward signs of cognitive decline but who later develop dementia or mental impairment, according to a new study led by Berkeley Lab life scientist William Jagust. The study provides encouraging evidence that positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could eventually be used to detect preclinical signs of Alzheimer's disease. Full story.


Forced Virus Evolution
Helps Gene Therapy
By Robert Sanders

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Schaffer

Viruses and humans have evolved together over millions of years in a game of one-upmanship that, often as not, left humans sick or worse. Now, UC Berkeley researcher and Berkeley Lab physical bioscientist David Schaffer and colleagues have shown that viruses — in this case, a benign one — can be forced to evolve in ways to benefit humans. Full story.

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Koomey
Tussle Over Server
Efficiency Measure
By Matt Stansberry

Sun Microsystems and the Environmental Protection Agency held a conference recently to tackle the growing crisis of power hungry data centers. Representatives from Intel, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and others agreed metrics was a priority. However, they are looking for the most advantageous method. "How do you measure energy efficiency? If you can't measure it, you can't manage it," said conference host Jonathan Koomey, with Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Full story.

Ethanol Use Debated
On Radio Program

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Patzek

While a UC Berkeley study published last week found ethanol can replace gasoline with significant energy savings and comparable impact on greenhouse gases (authored by Berkeley Lab guest Alex Farrell), another Berkeley Lab researcher, earth scientist Tadeusz Patzek, begs to differ. His views on the ethanol debate were recently reported on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." Go here to listen to the program. Go here to read a UC Berkeley press release on Farrell's study.
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ANNOUNCEMENT




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Mentor Jill Fuss, top, and student
Mentors Sought For Summer
Undergraduate Students

The Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education is seeking mentors who would like to work with undergraduate students this summer. Those interested in volunteering can learn more about the program, as well as view student applications, here.

 
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