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Friday, June 27, 2003


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection-Lab Safety

1 p.m.
Computing Sciences Seminar
Performance Evaluation of the SX6 Vector Architecture for Scientific Computations
Leonid Oliker


8:30 a.m.
EHS 62
MoveSMART training

1 p.m.
EHS 62
MoveSMART training

6:30 – 9 p.m.
Public Scoping Meeting for Building 49 EIR
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave.

Adobe Cafe: Country Meatloaf
Fresh Grille: Atlantic Salmon

Origins: Viva La Burrito!
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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World Technology Award
Goes to Lab’s EETD

Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division was selected this week as the winner of this year's World Technology Award for Energy. The awards honor individuals and corporations from 20 technology-related sectors selected by their peers as being the innovators doing work of the greatest likely long-term significance. The awards, announced at the World Technology Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, are presented by the World Technology Network in association with Nasdaq, Accenture, Microsoft, Genencor International, Dupont Textiles and Interiors, TIME magazine, Technology Review magazine, Science magazine, and Business 2.0 magazine. See a complete list of winners here.

ALS Helping Determine
Structure of Water
by Art Robinson

X-ray pattern of
liquid water
Given the importance of water, it is no surprise that determining the geometrical structure of this life-giving liquid has a long history. In principle, an accurate characterization of the structure of liquid water can be obtained from x-ray and neutron scattering experiments. However, the inconsistency in the experimental results over the past 30 years means that an accurate measurement of water structure is still needed. A group from UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab has now reported improved x-ray scattering data taken at the ALS for pure water over the biologically relevant temperature range of 2 to 77 degrees Celsius. Not only are the new data of higher quality than in the past, but the x-ray scattering intensities are qualitatively different. Full story.
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Measure Calls for Wider
Access to U.S. Research
By Warren E. Leary

A group challenging the power of established scientific journals says legislation will be introduced to make the results of all federally financed research available to the public. The group, the Public Library of Science, which includes scientists, doctors, researchers and their public supporters, announced the legislation that would give taxpayers greater access to scientific data. The measure places results of research financed primarily by the government into the public domain so access cannot be prohibited by copyright, said Dr. Michael B. Eisen, a co-founder of the library, and a biologist at Berkeley Lab. Full story.

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Los Alamos Employee
Innocent In Auto Case

A University of California and Los Alamos National Laboratory internal investigation into the allegation that a Laboratory employee attempted to purchase a Mustang automobile with government funds has uncovered evidence that the employee was not responsible for any wrongdoing in the case. The UC-LANL legal team review indicates that Laboratory employee, a procurement specialist in the Business Operations Division, may have been a victim of fraud perpetrated by a third party and at no time attempted to purchase a Mustang automobile with her LANL purchase card. Full story.


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