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Wednesday, May 28, 2003


3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO Seminars in X-Ray
Science & Technology
TBA. Brendan McLaughlin,
Queen's University of Belfast
Building 6-2202


Environmental Energy Technologies Division Seminars:
Cool Roof Colored Materials
Hashem Akbari, Heat Island Group Leader, EETD
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Scientific Computing Group Seminar
Woo-Sun Yang, Berkeley Lab
Implementing an efficient parallel I/O
Building 50A-5132

6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Symposium: Nanotech Beyond the Hype
SRI International Building, Menlo Park

Soup: Tomato Florentine
Origins: Rainbow Trout Sautee
Adobe Cafe: Beef Tri-Tips
Fresh Grille: Chkn. Sandwich
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Genetic Sequencing's
Effect on Biology

When the Department of Energy tapped the University of California-managed Joint Genome Institute to participate in the sequencing of the Human Genome Project, two things happened between the start and completion of the sequencing, says institute director Eddy Rubin in an interview airing this week on the UC radio program Science Today. Read a text version of the interview here, or listen to it with RealPlayer software here.

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Data-Sharing Tool Helps Building Owners
By Nadine M. Post

An era of greater efficiency and productivity founded on the use of a shared computerized database for a facility is inching closer to reality, claim proponents of interoperability. They point to the recent release of a "more-capable" version of a building model that, if adopted, allows the interchange of data among different software applications. "The ostensible news is the release of IFC 2x2," which has increased capability for activities such as architecture, and electrical and structural engineering, said Berkeley Lab’s Stephen E. Selkowitz, head of the Building Technologies Department. Full story.


Mentors Needed For
High School Students

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Berkeley Lab had 99 applications for the six week High School Student Research Participation Program starting June 18. Over 25 students have been selected and placed in labs and offices for the summer. The program still needs a few more mentors who can provide a student with a meaningful work assignment. If interested, please contact Rollie Otto at x5325 or Joe Crippen at x5816.
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Young Builders Will
Love LHS Exhibits

Two of the most popular building materials for youngsters -- LEGOs and K'NEX -- are being featured now and throughout the summer at the Lawrence Hall of Science. The LEGO Ocean Adventure includes a habitat in which scientists live while doing underwater research, a coral reef with sea creatures, and a deep-sea rover model. A special pool of blocks is available for toddlers. And at K'NEXTECH, over 1 million K'NEX rods, connectors, pulleys, and panels are available to build at three stations: space exploration, toy technology, and simple machines. Children 5 and older can build and take home a free space shuttle. Find out more here.

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