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Today

Noon
Dance Club
Fox Trot Lesson

Bldg. 51 Lobby

Noon
CITRIS
Minimal Manufacturing Through Ink-Jet Technology

Kazuhiro Murata, AIST
290 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

CANCELED
12:15 p.m.

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins

Bldg. 70-191


Tomorrow

10 a.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety

Bldg. 48-109

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety

Bldg. 48-109

1:30 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users

Bldg. 70A-3377

4 p.m.
Physics
New Bottom Baryons at CDF
Dmitry Litvintsev, FNAL
Bldg. 50A-5132

4 p.m.
Nuclear Engineering
A Compact Millimeter Wave/THz Source Based on Field Emission Cathodes

Ming-Chieh Lin, Fu Jen Catholic U.
3117 Etcheverry Hall (campus)

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Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortilla
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Popeye Omelet with Fruit Salad
Pizza: Buffalo Chicken
Grill: Chicken Quesadilla with Sour Cream, Salsa and Guacamole
Entree: Roast Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes
Deli: Barbecue Chicken Prestini with Cheddar and Spicy Slaw
Carvery: Beef Stew

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
 
IN THE NEWS


High-Density Building
Creates Heat Islands


This opinion piece by Ali Modarres ran in Sunday's Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles' accelerating quest to create centers of higher population density may be on a collision course with California's crusade to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. And the potential trouble comes from buildings. High-density development is usually considered environmentally friendly, but only if residents abandon cars and use nearby subway, rail or bus lines. A study of the city by Berkeley Lab’s Heat Island Group estimates that "the demand for electric power rises nearly 2 percent for every degree Fahrenheit the daily maximum temperature rises." Compensating for the effect of the urban heat island could cost millions of dollars annually, and could result in significant increases in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Full story.

COMPUTER UPDATE

Microsoft Office Available
On Lab’s Download Page


Employees who will be buying a new computer can purchase Microsoft Office from the Lab’s software download website. Both Office 2003 and Office 2007 are available there and can be downloaded immediately on receipt of authorized approval. This eliminates a source of confusion (and wasted effort) for Lab customers trying to match software and hardware that are often delivered at different times. For example, the recommended computers on the Lab’s computer store website include the Microsoft operating system but not Microsoft Office software.

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Lab, SynapSense Work
On Efficient Data Centers

Berkeley Lab will work with Folsom, CA, startup company SynapSense to determine a baseline for energy utilization and efficiency for some of the largest data centers in the United States. SynapSense has developed a battery-powered wireless sensor-networking device that's about the size of a wallet and communicates wirelessly. SynapSense officials say the technology provides data center operators with up to 1 million "vital signs" each day to enable energy savings of up to 30 percent. Full story.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Stroll volunteers Rosanne Boudreau, left, and Valerie Wysinger

Volunteers Turn Out
For Solano Stroll Event

Nearly 30 employees turned up at the Solano Stroll in north Berkeley this past Sunday to volunteer at the Lab’s information booth. Hundreds of Stroll visitors stopped by to learn more about the Lab’s research, recent discoveries, educational outreach, and contributions to the community. The annual event also featured music, dancing, artwork, food, and a parade. The Lab’s Community Relations office would like to thank all staff who donated their time. Go here to view a list of volunteers.

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