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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 51-201

10 a.m.
EHS 156
Building Managers Orientation
Bldg. 48-109

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 51-201

Strong Gravitational Lensing and Elliptical Galaxy Structure
Adam Bolton, MIT
Bldg. 50-5026

2 p.m.
Scientific Computing
AMLS, Spectral Schur Complements and Iterative Computation of Eigenvalues
Constantine Bekas, U. of Minnesota
Bldg. 50D-3416


9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety

11 a.m.
Nuclear Science
Education in Nuclear Science: A Status Report and Recommendations for the Beginning of 21st Century
Joseph Cerny  
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Interaction of Nanoparticles with VUV Radiation
Musa Ahmed
Bldg. 6-2202


Morning Editions: Breakfast Quesadilla with Home Fries
Wedneday's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad
The Fresh Grille: Turkey & Jack Cheese Sandwich with Bacon
Market Carvery:
Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu
Gadgil and UV water purification system.

Director: 'Waterworks'
Option for Tsunami Aid

Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu has written and signed a letter with former Lab scientist Art Rosenfeld, now with the California Energy Commission, about "a unique opportunity" for those wishing to help with the tsunami relief effort. To provide much-needed drinking water in refugee camps, WaterHealth International is offering, on a cost recovery basis, the provision of "UV Waterworks" purification systems, the invention of the Lab environmental scientist Ashok Gadgil. A $1 tax-deductible contribution will leverage $4 in direct relief to Sri Linka and India, thanks to matching contributions by other organizations. Go here to read the letter.


Spyware Getting
Ever More Malicious

New types of spyware are becoming increasingly malicious. For example, CoolWebSearch changes settings in Internet Explorer browsers and installs rogue applications; KeenValue collects information about users and sends advertisements to systems on which it resides; Perfect Keylogger logs every keystroke users enter, putting users' personal information at risk; and Marketscore collects all data sent to other systems. Windows users should run an anti-spyware program every day. Free copies are available on the Lab's download site.


Spectral Signal Tracked
To Organic Molecules

The source of a mysterious spectral signal that emanates from stardust and is the strongest feature observed in the visible-ultraviolet wavelength range along most galactic lines of sight has been identified. Using the newest transmission electron microscope at the Lab's National Center for Electron Microscopy, researchers have tracked the signal to organic carbon and amorphous silicates, two of the most common materials in interstellar space. Representing Berkeley Lab on this study was NCEM's Nigel Browning. For more, click here.


Workshop Offers Tips
On Starting a Business

The Lab's Technology Transfer Office encourages scientists here to attend a half-day workshop on "Entering the Entrepreneurial World," tomorrow, starting at 8 a.m., in Oakland. Participants will learn how to evaluate a business opportunity and consider legal aspects of starting a technology company, with an emphasis on intellectual property. The event — sponsored by Technology Ventures Corporation — is free and takes place in the second floor of Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza. Go here to register. Call 925-960-1600 for more information.

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