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Today

10 a.m.
EHS 256
LockOut/TagOut Verification
Bldg. 70A-3377

Noon
Dance Club
Fox Trot Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Noon
Environmental Energy Technologies
Demand Response Research in Spain

Iñigo Cobelo, Labein-Tecnalia
Bldg. 90-3122

Noon
CUE Local 8
Special Membership Meeting
Amatullah Alajie-Sabrie
Bldg. 2-100B

12:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
EHS 62
WorkSmart Ergonomics

Bldg. 70A-3377


Tomorrow

10 a.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
Using Modelica for Physical Modeling of Air-Conditioning Systems

Jonas Eborn, Modelon AB, Sweden
Bldg. 90-4133

Noon
Environmental Energy Technologies
Interpreting Technology & Policy Implications of Global Energy Scenarios That Stabilize Climate Change in the 21st Century

Holmes Hummel, Stanford U.
Bldg. 90-3122

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Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortilla
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Popeye Omelet with Fruit Salad
Carvery: Beef Stew

Pizza: Buffalo Chicken
Deli: BBQ Chicken Prestini with Cheddar and Spicy Slaw
Grill: Beef Quesadilla with Sour Cream Salsa and Guacamole
Entree: Roasted Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes

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

Six Lab Scientists
Receive ACS Awards

The American Chemical Society has announced its 2008 National Award Winners, several of which are Berkeley Lab researchers. The scientists and their awards include: Kenneth Raymond (Inorganic Chemistry), Don Tilley (Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry), Daniel Neumark (Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics), Gabor Somorjai (Priestley Medal), Graham Fleming (Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology), and Frantisek Svec (Chromatography). Raymond, Tilley and Neumark are with the Lab’s Chemical Sciences Division. Somorjai and Svec are with the Materials Sciences Division. Deputy Director Graham Fleming of the Physical Biosciences Division. Go here to see a full list of award winners.

NERSC: From Fusion
To World-Class Science

Cray XT-4

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research office (ASCR) has posted a history of DOE supercomputing on its website. The story traces its roots in the 1970s in weapons code, fusion research and boxes of switches cobbled together to produce computing power, to its current world-class supercomputing effort. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Berkeley Lab, it notes, has grown from a borrowed CDC 6600 machine, performing at less than one million calculations per second, to a facility that supports many varied disciplines and research areas and will soon deliver a Cray XT-4 that performs at 100 trillion calculations per second. Read the NERSC story here.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cyclotron Road Traffic Limited Tomorrow, Friday

Contractors will be completing work this week on the UC Berkeley pedestrian bridge connecting the LaLoma Foothill student housing units. Traffic will be limited to single lanes on Cyclotron Road tomorrow and Friday. On Thursday, the westbound (downhill) lane will be closed, and on Friday, the eastbound (uphill) lane will be closed. Traffic will not be stopped, but the lane limits may slow entry to and exit from the Lab by cars and buses.

Nokia Cell Phone
Battery is Recalled

Nokia announced a recall of cellular phone battery BL-5C, manufactured between December 2005 and November 2006, due to some incidents of overheating. Nokia cellular phone users who would like to verify if the battery is part of the recall can input their battery serial number at this website. Of the 46 million batteries manufactured, there were 100 incidents of overheating. None caused any serious injuries or property damage. According to Telephone Services' records, none of the Lab-issued Nokia cellular phones have original BL-5C batteries manufactured during this time period. For more information about the battery recall, contact Adams Lee of Telephone Services (x4966).

Plan to Cut Energy Use
Of DOE National Complex

The Department of Energy recently launched the Transformational Energy Action Management (TEAM) Initiative, a Department-wide effort aimed at reducing energy intensity across the nationwide DOE complex (including Berkeley Lab) by 30 percent.  The TEAM Initiative aims to meet or exceed the aggressive goals for increasing energy efficiency throughout the federal government already laid out by President Bush.  Reducing energy intensity by 30 percent across the DOE complex will save approximately $90 million in taxpayer dollars per year, after projects are paid for. Full story.

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