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Today

9 a.m.
EHS 348
Chemical Hygiene & Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
EETD
Impact of the Energy Efficiency Labeling and Standards Program on Room Air-Conditioners in Korea
Jun Choi, Korea Testing Lab
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Molecular Foundry
Fabrication of Electrospray Tips for Mass Spectrometry and Gene Delivery Using Silicon Nanowires
Woong Kim
Bldg. 66-316

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
The Role of Suz12 in Modifying Chromatin Structure in Cancer Cells
Peggy Farnham, UC Davis
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Tomorrow

11 a.m.
Human Resources
Hiring and Processing Foreign Visitors & Employees
Bldg. 2-100B

Noon
Health Care Facilitator
Heart Disease Brown Bag
Cathy Luginbill, Alta Bates Hospital
Perseverance Hall

Noon
EETD
Microenvironmental Exposures to VOC's
Miranda Loh and Robin Dodson, Harvard U.
Bldg. 90-3148

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

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

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Instrumentation Issues in Cancer Biology-Problems and Opportunities

Joe Gray
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Swiss and Avocado Omelette with Hash Browns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel with Ham and Cheese and Fruit
Market Carvery: Roast Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

The Fresh Grille: Chicken 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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Secrets of the Sea Yield
Stronger Artificial Bone


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Microscopic view of abalone shell
The next generation of artificial bone may rely on a few secrets from the sea. Berkeley Lab materials scientists Antoni Tomsia, Sylvain Deville, and Eduardo Saiz have harnessed the way seawater freezes to develop a porous, scaffolding-like material that is four times stronger than material currently used in synthetic bone. Although still in the investigational stages, variations of this substance could also be used in a myriad of applications in which strength and lightness are imperative, such as dental implants, airplane manufacturing and computer hardware. Full story.

Spintronics, TeV Among
Topics In Latest SABL

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Electron tomography of bacterial biofilm
The most recent issue of Science@
Berkeley Lab
includes stories on how electron tomography is closing the resolution gap, spintronics, and synergy at the TeV scale (trillion electron votes). Also included is a feature called "Energy Bar," which highlights the use of smart dust sensors and solar power to decrease the need for fossil fuels. These articles and more can be read here.
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ANNOUNCEMENT
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Water, Energy Team
Updates its Website


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The Water and Energy Technology Team in Berkeley Lab's Environmental Energy Technologies Division has updated its website. It includes a description of the team's mission (a better understanding of the fundamental science, applied technology, and economics of the water/energy nexus), and projects, which address energy-water matters as they relate to climate change, wastewater, water quality, energy and water efficiency, and industrial processes. Go here to view the updated site.
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Albany High's winning Science Bowl team
Click here for enlarged photo and caption of Albany High's winning Science Bowl team

Albany High Tops Two
Lynbrooks for Bowl Win


A team of whiz kids from Albany High proved to be the best of 16 entered in last Saturday's regional Department of Energy (DOE) Science Bowl at Berkeley Lab and will go on to national competition in Washington D.C. in April. Albany defeated Lynbrook High of San Jose, 110-74, in the final match of the day. A second Lynbrook team finished third. Teacher Peggy Carlock coached the winning team, which included captain Xia Bing, Ian Allen, Andrei Poletayev, Jackie Quinn, and Zi Wang. The Center for Science and Engineering Education, DOE's Berkeley Site Office, about 35 Lab volunteers, and the Lab Security staff made sure that everything ran smoothly.
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PEOPLE
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NERSC's Kramer is First
Chair of Grid Council


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Kramer
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center's (NERSC) General Manager Bill Kramer was last week elected the first chair of the Open Science Grid (OSG) Council. The council consists of representatives of member and partner organizations that are part of the initial formation of the OSG Consortium. The OSG is a nationwide community grid built by research groups from U.S. universities and national laboratories that enables collaborative research through distributed computing technologies. Go here for more information about the OSG.
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