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Wednesday, February 11, 2004


8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employee Activities Assn.
Gold Jewelry Sale

American Red Cross
Blood Drive
Bldg. 70A-3377

8:30 a.m.
Earth Sciences
Symposium on Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rock
various locations

11 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

Employee Activities Assn.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

3 p.m.
Search of Room Temperature Ferromagnetic Semiconductors in Doped In2O3
Young K. Yoo, Intematrix Corporation
Bldg. 6-2202


7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Red Cross
Blood Drive
Bldg. 70A-3377

8 a.m.
EHS 206
Crane Safety
Bldg. 51-201

8:30 a.m.
Earth Sciences
Symposium on Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rock
various locations

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher
Bldg. 48-109

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Transfer of Chirality From Single Molecules Into Self-Assembled Monolayers
Karl-Heinz Ernst
Bldg. 66 auditorium

Markey Carvery: Roasted Garlic Beef with Rosemary Potatoes, & Vegetable
Fresh Grille: Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Peppers & Onions
Menutainment: Grilled Chicken Caesar Made to Order
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

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ProteinShop Provides
Pinpoint Control

IMAGE:  Horst Simon

ProteinShop — the visualization and modeling program developed by a team at Berkeley Lab that allows researchers to manipulate protein structures — is highlighted in the January issue of Scientific Computing and Instrumentation. The article by Computational Research Division Director Horst Simon describes how ProteinShop provides users with pinpoint control, guided in large part by their own biological and experimental instincts, as they work to unravel the mystery of protein folding. Full story.

Lab Among DOE Sites
In Efficiency Initiatives

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The DOE recently announced funding for 13 projects selected under the innovative State Technologies Advancement Collaborative (STAC) to support research, development and demonstration of energy efficiency technologies. Total value of the projects is nearly $17 million. Berkeley Lab participants include Philip Haves and Peng Xu, Building Commissioning, $155,000; Max Sherman, Residential Central Air Conditioning, $25,000; and Aimee McKane and Ernst Worrell, Food Processing, $76,000. Full story.


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IMAGE:  Victor Markowitz

Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Opens Genome Center
by Daniel S. Levine

Berkeley Lab has launched a center designed to help researchers wring greater scientific value out of the flood of data generated in the age of the human genome. Victor Markowitz, who returned to the lab after six years in the private sector, is heading the Lab's new Biological Data Management and Technology Center. The center aims to provide academic researchers with the type of industrial-strength computing and data management private sector biology researchers enjoy. Full story.

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Greetings From the
Island of Stability
by Oliver Sacks

IMAGE:  Glenn T. Seaborg

Last week the discovery of two new elements — 113 and 115 — was announced by a team of Russian and American scientists. There is something about such announcements that raises the spirits, thrills one, evokes thoughts of new lands being sighted, of new areas of nature revealed. When Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues at Berkeley Lab were able to make a new element in 1940 with 94 protons in its huge nucleus, they could not at first imagine that anything more massive would ever be obtained, and so they called their new element "ultimium" (later it would be renamed plutonium). Full story.


12kV Switching Takes
Place Tomorrow

12kV electrical switching — to isolate the Big C Switching Station in preparation for decommissioning and demolition — is scheduled for approximately 9 a.m. tomorrow. No power interruption is expected, however, the possibility of an electrical outage always exists in any switching. A hill-wide public address announcement will be made prior to the switching. Employees should take all necessary steps to protect their data and equipment. For information, contact Jim Murphy at x4175 or M. Gupta at x5220.


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Stephen Johnson, left, and Scott Wentworth, right

This photograph was mislabeled in yesterday's edition of "Today at Berkeley Lab." Lab scientist Stephen Johnson is on the left, and the City of Oakland's Scott Wentworth is on the right.


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