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Wednesday, February 5, 2003
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8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
70A-3377 (Seaborg
Conference Room)


8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
70A-3377 (Seaborg
Conference Room)

Environmental Energy Technologies
Energy Efficiency Indicators for High Electric-Load Building
Bernard Aebischer, Center for Energy Policy & Economics, Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology
Building 90-3148

1 p.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
Health-Relevant Outdoor Air Change Rates in Home
Jan Sundell, Technical University of Denmark
Building 90-3075

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science
And Catalysis
Synthesis and Characterization of Macrocyclic Vinylaromatic Polymers
Thieo Hogen-Esch, University of Southern California
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

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Image of a coffee cup   Java Wave Schedule:
Bldg. 65: 8-8:15 a.m.
Bldg. 88:   8:20-8:35 a.m.
1:30-1:45 p.m.
Bldg. 90:   8:45-10 a.m
12:55-1:25 p.m.
Bldg. 84:   10:15-10:45 a.m.
12:30-12:45 p.m.
Cafeteria:   10:55-11:25 a.m.
Bldg. 76:   11:30-11:45 a.m.
Bldg. 69:   11:50-12:05 a.m.
Bldg. 66:   12:10-12:25 a.m.
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Soup: Mushroom Bisque
Origins: Short Ribs
Adobe Cafe: Pasta Toss
Fresh Grille: Fish Fillet Sandwich

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Issue of February 10, 2003

Computing Power To
Forecast Earth's Future

Kenneth Terrel

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What's the best way to build a crystal ball? That's the challenge for designers of supercomputers. So speedy they can perform trillions of calculations per second, these machines can predict everything from how fast global warming will raise sea level to the side effects of an experimental drug… "It's the difference between being able to project the movement of thunderstorms and the movement of hurricanes," says Horst Simon, director of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. Full story.

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A Signal UC May
Lose Los Alamos

Zachary Coile, Chronicle
Washington Bureau
Wednesday, February 5, 2003

In another sign the Bush administration may be preparing to strip the University of California of its contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham has ordered the creation of a blue-ribbon commission to help decide when lab contracts should be opened to competitive bidding. Abraham has said UC's 60-year role as manager of Los Alamos is in jeopardy because of charges of theft, fraud and mismanagement at the nation's premier nuclear weapons lab in northern New Mexico. Full story.

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Longer Telomeres
Linked To Longer Life

Want to live longer? According to a new study, you should hope you're endowed with ample stretches of DNA called telomeres at the ends of your chromosomes. The study is the first to link telomere length to longevity in humans and could yield new strategies for combating age-related ills.
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A Deep-Sea Fix
For Climate Change

Betsy Carpenter

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'These guys are wacko!" was earth scientist Sally Benson's initial reaction several years back when two prominent scientists gave a talk about an answer to global warming that sounded too good to be true. Why not simply bury it underground or in the ocean depths? Today Benson heads a U.S. Department of Energy effort to explore just that idea, which is seeming less wacky every day. Full story.

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If You Hear Sirens
Today, Don’t Panic

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The Cal Alert and Warning System, to be tested on campus the first Wednesday of every month, will sound for the first time today at noon. The county-wide system is a network of safety sirens and communications links that warn and inform the community of what to do in an emergency or disaster. Hazards that could activate the system include chemical spills, flooding, fires, storms, power outages, transportation incidents, and other public safety crises. Full story


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