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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9:30 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to EHS at LBNL
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

10 a.m.
Safety for Shop Supervisors
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
Undergraduate Student Poster Session

5 p.m.
Computational Research
Mars Rover Screening
Chip Smith
Bldg. 50B-1211


8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Blood Drive
Building 70A-3377

9 a.m.
Laser Safety

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191 ($10/$12)

3 to 4 p.m. (refreshments at 2:45)
ALS/CXRO Seminar Series
Quantum simulations of water and simple aqueous solutions
Giulia Galli, LBNL
6-2202 Conference Room


Morning Editions: Breakfast Burger- Burger Patty, Egg and Cheese on Grilled Texas Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Corned Beef Hash, Two Eggs & Toast
Market Carvery:
Meat or Vegetarian Lasagna, Garlic Bread & Vegetable
The Fresh Grille:
California Turkey Burger with Guacamole, Swiss & Fruit Salad
Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey
Culinary Table: Rootbeer Floats or Sherbert & Sparkling Soda Float $1.59

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Gamma Neutron Science
Talks at Lab This Week


An international research coordination meeting on “New Applications of Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis,” the second annual event sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is being held in the Building 71B Conference Room all this week. Lab Nuclear Scientist Richard Firestone is host to the IAEA and representatives from eight countries. They are discussing their research with the goal of advancing the science and bringing this technology to the developing world. Lab scientists are developing neutron generator-based techniques that free prompt gamma neutron activation from traditional nuclear reactor-based experiments.


Donate Blood
Tomorrow, Thursday

The Blood Drive is seeking donations tomorrow, (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Thursday, (7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) in Building 70A-3377. To schedule an appointment contact Charlotte Bochra (X4268). Walk-in donors are always welcome after 9 a.m. on both days. Donate blood and give the gift of life.

Softball Scores

Results of 8th Week of Play:

Rated X over Animals 13-5
Fully Loaded over Isotopes 10-0 (forfeit)
SUDZ over Hit & Run 15-5
Ballpark Estimates over Silver & Black 7-5

Camshafts - BYE


Bone Biomaterial Study
Featured in Radio Story


Antoni Tomsia, Berkeley Lab’s materials scientist who recently received a $4.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop bone-like materials that could greatly improve implants such as artificial hips and shoulders, was on the air in Cincinnati recently. Station WVXU-FM produced an interview with Tomsia about his quest to harness the latest advances in nanotechnology to fabricate implants that behave like real bone, and included it in a recent edition of its “Focus on Technology” series. Go here to listen to the audio clip (web browsers should be configured for .m4a audio, or right-click on link and save file to desktop).

Global Warming Rise
Predicted by Simulation
By Mike Toner

The National Center for Atmospheric Research has released the newest model of Earth's climate — a massive computer simulation showing that global temperatures may rise "significantly more" than early models have predicted. The new Community Climate System Model was created by four supercomputing centers, including NERSC at Berkeley Lab. Predictions for increased warming from a doubling of carbon dioxide levels next century may not sound like much — 4.7 degrees instead of 3.6 degrees — but researchers say the difference could have a powerful effect on international and domestic policy in the next few years. Full story (requires registration).

Morning fog, then sunny.
Highs: upper 70s (26° C).

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