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Thursday, September 4, 2003


9:00 a.m.
First Aid
Bldg. 48-109

9:00 a.m.
Laser Safety
Bldg. 51-201

9:30 a.m.
ALS/SSG Lecture
The Russian-German Beamline at BESSY II: Commissioning and Research Applications
Serguei Molodtsov, U. of Technology, Germany
Bldg. 6-2202

1:30 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Transient Electro-Optics of Organized Assemblies
Zoltan Schelly, U. of Texas
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


11 a.m.
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Biomaterials at the Beach: Metal-Protein Interactions in Mussel and Barnacle Adhesives
Jonathan Wilder, Purdue U.
120 Latimer Hall


Market Carvery: Roasted Chicken, Rice Pilaf & Vegetable
Fresh Grille: Smokehouse Burger with Fries or Onion Rings
Menutainment: Kung Pao Vegetable & Tofu Stir Fry with Chicken
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
  Anasazi Indian depiction of 1054 AD supernova

Universe Grows Faster Than We Thought
By Ian Hoffman

China's imperial astronomers called them "guest stars," and the Anasazi memorialized them in Chaco Canyon as blazing suns. They're a pain for modern scientists, and Berkeley Lab’s Saul Perlmutter would rather use something other than some of the most violent explosions in the universe to illuminate its great mystery and its fate. But the story written in the light of exploding white dwarf stars already has thrown modern cosmology into tumult. Full story.

Awards   In The News
Edward Vine
Edward Vine Honored With
Lifetime Energy Award

The International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) has awarded its 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award to Edward Vine, with Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division. The award, presented to Vine in Seattle, honors “a member of the evaluation community who has consistently provided significant contributions to the energy services evaluation field.” Only seven individuals have received it since 1989. Vine has been involved in the evaluation of energy efficiency programs and technology performance measurement here for over 20 years. Read more about the IEPEC here.


Ultra-Clean Combustion Technology Developed
By Charles Lee

Robert Cheng

Technology developed by a researcher at Berkeley Lab could soon be heating your water and cooking your food. Dubbed UCLSB for Ultra-Clean Low-Swirl Burner, the new technology will potentially be the cleanest combustion method on the market, emitting only 9 parts of nitrogen oxide (NOx) per million. "It has been licensed for commercial use," said Robert Cheng, a researcher in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division. "The product will come out by November of this year (for) heating and drying." Full story.

World of Science

False Alarm on Asteroid Collision With Earth

Yesterday’s edition of ‘Today at Berkeley Lab’ included a CBC News story about the risk of a massive asteroid colliding with Earth, as measured by a team of London-based scientists. Today, however, these same researchers have downgraded the likelihood of this kind of collision, based on new calculations of the asteroid's possible trajectory. Full story.


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