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Friday, August 20, 2004

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Magnetoactive Polymer Composites

M. Farshad, Swiss Federal Laboratories
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Inna Belogolovsky ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377


Morning Editions: Corned Beef Hash & Eggs with Toast
Monday's Breakfast:
Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Bacon
Market Carvery:
Pesto Baked Talapia with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce & Pine Nut Rice
The Fresh Grille:
Blackened Chicken with Rice-a-Roni & Mixed Vegetable
Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork

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

Lesko Leads
Homestake Effort


South Dakota will have to renegotiate its agreement with Barrick Gold Corp. if the company's Homestake gold mine in Lead is ever to become a national underground laboratory, the state's top underground-lab official says. Barrick Gold has agreed to donate the mine for use as a national underground laboratory — but only if the National Science Foundation chooses Homestake as the site. "I don't think that's going to be a problem," South Dakota Science Authority director Dick Gowen said. Gowen pointed out that one of the nation's leading astrophysicists, Berkeley Lab scientist Kevin Lesko, was now leading the science part of the Homestake proposal. Full story.

Alivisatos Profiled In
Berkeley Webzine

Paul Alivisatos, director of the Molecular Foundry, was recently featured in UC Berkeley's ScienceMatters@ Berkeley, an online publication produced by the campus's College of Letters and Science. In the article, Alivisatos likens the facility to a kitchen. When it's completed in 2006, the research center will provide scientists with the latest appliances, ingredients, and recipes to cook up state-of-the-art nanoscale materials, atom by atom. Full story.


Reducing Energy Costs
Of Networking Devices

Bruce Nordman and Rich Brown, both with the Lab's Environmental Energies Technology Division, have co-authored — along with Ken Christensen (University of South Florida) — an article on "Power Management in Networked Devices." The article appeared in a recent issue of IEEE Computer , the journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society. In the article, the authors say "making networked devices 'energy aware' could save more than $1 billion per year." Go here to read the full story.

Windows Server 2003
Security Course Set

A course on Windows Server 2003 security will be taught for the first time at the Lab on Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Building 70A-3377. Go here for a course description. There is no charge to Lab employees, but enrollment is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To enroll, go here.

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