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Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Only 16 Days Until the Runaround


8:30 a.m.
Managing Employee Conduct/Performance
Bldg. 54-130

9:30 a.m.
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science Division
My Editor is a Boson: How the News Media Cover Science
David Kestenbaum, National Public Radio
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

1 p.m.
Confined Space Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

3:30 pm
UC Berkeley Physics Dept.
Has a Positive-Strangeness Baryon Resonance Been Discovered?
George Trilling, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 70-191

5 p.m.
Lab Martial Arts Club
Kickboxing/Taekwondo/Karate Training
Bldg. 71


9 a.m.
ES&H for Supervisors
Bldg. 51-201

1:30 p.m.
College of Chemistry
The Surface Science and Nanotribology of Carbon-based Films: The Ultimate Materials for Micro- and Nano-Machines?
Robert Carpick, U. of Wisconsin
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Market Carvery: Peppered Beef with Rice & Broccoli
Fresh Grille: Sourdough Grilled Ham with Gruyere & Artichoke Hearts
Adobe: Spinach Quiche with Potato Salad
Jack Danial BBQ Roasted Chicken, Blue Nose Bass with Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade & Two Sides, or Grilled Cubano
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.
Full Menu

The Latest 'Science
Beat' Is on the Web

'Bone' Scaffolding

Ten times a year, the Science Beat website is updated with stories on some of the latest research taking place at the Lab. In this week’s issue, readers can learn more about how nanotechnology is being used to develop long-lasting artificial joints, ribosomes guard against transcription errors, hot quasiparticles are tracked, and the link between telomeres and protein p53 can aid in treating breast cancer. Go here to read the complete issue.

In the News

Carrying Ultra-Fast
Ethernet With Copper

By Bob Violino

When it comes to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, what's good for fiber is good for copper. Or so think two Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers working groups readying versions of the 802.3ae standard for carrying this ultra-fast Ethernet over copper. Mike Bennett, senior network engineer at Berkeley Lab, says 10G Ethernet over copper could be used to link switches and routers in the Lab's data centers "or anyplace where we have high-performance computing in clusters." But he doesn't foresee much demand for 10G to the desktop, at least yet. Full story.

End of the Year 403(b)
Contribution Reminder

The deadline to make changes to your 403(b) contributions for the 2003 tax year is Nov. 17 for monthly paid employees, and Dec. 10 for bi-weekly paid employees. Go here for more information about the Lab’s 403(b) Plan.

World of Science

UC, NASA Join Forces
in $330 Million Project

By David Perlman

NASA has signed a $330 million contract with the University of California to create a national research program linking NASA's Ames Research Center with scientists throughout the UC system to help the space agency fulfill its missions in fundamental and applied sciences. The 10-year venture will be managed by UC Santa Cruz and is the first of its kind to directly link the space agency and the academic world. Full story.

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