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Monday, May 11, 2009

Special Event

Roundtable on Lab's Hot Technologies Tonight at 7 p.m.

Lab scientists will participate in a roundtable dicussion — moderated by KTVU's John Fowler — on their leading-edge research. This free "Science at the Theater" event takes place tonight at 7 p.m. in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre (2025 Addison St.). Featured technologies will include cool roofs, electric battery-driven transportation, pocket-sized DNA probe, green supercomputing, and a noncontact method for restoring damaged and fragile mechanical recordings (pictured). The free event begins at 7 p.m. More>

In The News: Hammering Out Smart Grid Standards

electric[Business Week] When President Obama signed the stimulus package, which included more than $4 billion for the buildout of the smart grid, he set a fledgling industry into motion. But imagine a standards-making process that's 10 times more complex than that of the computing industry, with a deadline of mere months. Among the dozens of groups that will be submitting information and looking to play a role in the process is Berkeley Lab’s Demand Response Research Center, which is developing standards for demand response for buildings. More>

Tech Transfer: C2M Students Get Feedback From Pros

C2MAs part of the Cleantech to Market (C2M) program, which is co-sponsored by Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley students recently presented their business analysis to industry and venture capital representatives and answered their questions, gaining valuable insight on the challenges of bringing new technologies to market. More>

Fellowship: California Council on Science and Technology

CA legislatureApplications for the California Council on Science and Technology Policy fellowships are now being accepted through May 29. The fellowships offer a unique one-year professional development opportunity and provides the selected fellows with hand-on-experience working with the California legislative process to incorporate science and technology into public policy. Eligible applicants will be PhD-level (or equivalent) scientists, engineers, economists and others with comparable level of training who have a sincere interest in California current events and the state legislative and political processes and a strong desire to learn how policy decisions are made. More>

IT: Lab VPN Migration Period Ends Thursday

Berkeley Lab’s virtual private network (VPN) service provides staff, working from remote locations, with unrestricted access to LBLnet via an encrypted connection. User migration to the newest VPN server (vpn1) began in February, and this week marks the end of the migration period. Legacy servers (secure and secure2) will be shutdown on Thursday at 8 a.m. To ensure uninterrupted service, VPN users must migrate to vpn1 before this deadline. More>

IT: Don't Fall for ‘Account Verification’ Phishing Scams

The IT Division's e-mail team has heard from several people that they are receiving messages about webmail accounts over quota, about to be closed, etc. These messages ask readers to send their account login information via e-mail. This is something that should never be done, and that the Lab’s IT Division will never request. Report these "phishing" messages using the information on our Spam, Phishing, and Hoaxes page.

Special Event: Onsite Blood Drive Monday, May 21

The Lab’s Philanthropy Club will be hosting a blood drive in the Bloodmobile at the Cafeteria parking lot Thursday, May 21, from 7 a.m to 1 p.m. Go here to register for an appointment (sponsor code is LBL).

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