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Today

9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Human Resources
Getting Things Done Through People
Bldg. 2-100B

Noon
Health Care Facilitator
Heart Disease Information
Cafeteria Lobby

1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
Membrane Protein Motions and Lateral Membrane Structure Revealed by Fluorescence and Thermal Noise Imaging
Arnd Pralle
Bldg. 66-316

5:30 p.m.
Water Resources Center Archives
Hell and High Water in the Delta: The Fate of California's Water Supply Hub
Jeff Mount, UC Davis
Goldman School, 2607 Hearst Ave. (campus)

Tomorrow

9:30 a.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Noon
Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 256
LockOut/TagOut Verification
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
ALS
Direct Imaging and Spectroscopic Characterization of Stimulus Responsive Microgels With Soft X-Ray Spectromicroscopy  
Tohru Araki, North Carolina State U.
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Semiconductor Radiation Detector Materials: Facts Versus Fiction
Eugene Haller
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Chili Cheese Omelette with Toast and Hash Browns
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo and Cheese Omelette with Potato and Toast
Market Carvery: Baked Salmon with Rice Pilaf, Salad and Valentine Cookie

The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

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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Library of Congress
Gets Ready for 'IRENE'


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Library of Congress officials are hoping that an experimental image workstation will speed the digitization and preservation of 78 RPM shellac and acetate records. Berkeley Lab physicists Carl Haber and Vitaliy Fadeyev developed the system, Image, Reconstruct, Erase, Noise, Etc. (IRENE) to help preservationists restore at-risk recordings and improve audio quality. IRENE will generate high-resolution digital maps of the grooved surface of recordings, allowing preservationists to remove debris and extraneous sounds that contribute to the deterioration of recordings. Full story.

Sequencing May Help
Limit Oil Dependency

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The key to kicking the nation's oil addiction could very well lie in termite guts, canvas-eating jungle bugs and other microbes genetically engineered to spew enzymes that turn waste into fuel. Scientists and several companies are working with the creatures to convert plant waste into sugars that are easily brewed into ethanol. Those microbes or their genetic material can be used to produce ethanol-making enzymes, so scientists at the Joint Genome Institute are now sequencing their genes in hopes of finding a key to ethanol production. Full story.
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SPECIAL EVENT
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Tips on Healthy Hearts
Offered Up Today


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Stop by the cafeteria this Valentine's Day to visit Loida Bartolome- Mingao and Barbara Berg, with the Lab's Health Care Facilitator office. The two will be sharing information about the prevention of heart disease in the cafeteria lobby from noon to 1 p.m. today as part of national heart month.
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Designers Discuss Future
Of Ethernet Technology

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Bennett
Scaling Ethernet to new heights and developing 10G Ethernet for copper wiring and internal system backplanes were among the chief issues at last week's DesignCon conference in Santa Clara. Customers and producers of Ethernet say the need for scaling the technology to 100Gbps and for a 100 Gigabit Ethernet standard is approaching faster than expected. Berkeley Lab network engineer Michael Bennett, who spoke at the conference, said the bandwidth needs among his peers here and at other Department of Energy labs and among carrier networks will soon call for a 100Gbps standard. Full story.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Operations Division
Launches Suggestion Box


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Employees who would like to share comments and suggestions on how the services provided by the Lab's Operations Division might be improved can submit them via a new electronic suggestion box. Operations is comprised of the Environment, Health and Safety Division, Facilities Division, Human Resources, Public Affairs, and the Workforce Diversity Office. Go here to learn more about these services, and here to access the suggestion box.

Lab Energy Efficiency
Group Updates Website

The Energy Efficiency Standards (EES) Group, part of the Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division, is launching an updated website, timed with the Department of Energy's announcement (Jan. 31) of its five-year plan for appliance energy efficiency standards. The new site offers information about analysis of national energy-efficiency standards on appliances, equipment, and lighting products, for which EES has played a historical role. The site also features other projects in which EES staff is active. Go here to view the updated site, and here to read about the DOE's new energy efficiency standards.
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Clear.
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SECON level 3

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