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Thursday, May 29, 2003

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 - 9:30 p.m.
Breast Cancer Forum
Marin County Bd. of Supervisors Chambers, San Rafael
Room 330

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


1 - 4 p.m.
Groundbreaking for the Stanley Biosciences and Bioengineering Facility
Site of the former Stanley Hall

Soup: Beef Barley
Origins: Eggplant Parmigiana
Adobe Cafe: Fried Chicken
Fresh Grille: Teriyaki Burger
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
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Lab Researcher Speaks
Tonight at Marin Breast
Cancer Forum

Marin County's Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a town meeting this evening from 6-9:30 p.m. to review six studies conducted between 2001 and 2003 related to the County's elevated levels of breast cancer. Chris Erdmann of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division is among the researchers reporting. Erdmann is the principal investigator on two studies focused on breast cancer risk factors in Marin County. The meeting will take place at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 330, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. For more information about Marin's epidemiology program and related breast cancer links, go here.
World of Science
A Supernova Factory
By John Noble Wilford

Penetrating thick dust where two galaxies are colliding, radio telescopes have observed the fireworks and afterglows of stars exploding at such an extraordinary rate that astronomers are calling the turbulent region a "supernova factory." In a report presented May 27 at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, researchers said that they had observed remnants of four supernovas and one newly exploded star in a region 350 light-years in diameter, which is merely part of the nucleus of one of the colliding galaxies. Full story.

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Lab's Patent Office Revises Software Disclosure Form

Joe Milner, the Lab's patent attorney, has announced that the Patent Department has revised and updated the Software Disclosure form. The new form is integrated with the current Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC) submission form. More information about the Patent Department can be found here. Click on the Computer Software link on the left side of the page to obtain additional information about computer software and intellectual property law pertaining to Lab employees.

ITSD Offers a Range of Web Services, Solutions

In the past, many Lab researchers and groups set up their own Web servers to provide a repository for easily sharing documents, research results and data. But with the growth in size and sophistication of the Web, some of these small sites have evolved into complicated Web services. For those who find themselves overwhelmed by Web duties, several departments in the Lab’s Information Technologies and Services Division provide a range of services and hosting options. Full story.


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