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Friday, July 1, 2005

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


2 p.m.
Latest Machine Tool Technologies
Masahiko Mori
Bldg. 50 Auditorium
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Morning Editions:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Tuesday's Breakfast: French Toast with 2 eggs
Market Carvery: Artichoke and Mushroom Pasta
The Fresh Grille: Chili Cheese Burger with Fries

Menutainment: Viva El Burrito

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

Brave Goat Tests Gravity
To Reach Tender Morsels

The brush-eating goats are back at the Lab for their annual summer visit, eating dry grasses from the hillsides to reduce fire risk. But the goat pictured above has his sights set on the greenery at the end of this spindly tree. The photo was taken by the Engineering Division's Fred Otto, a 21-year Lab veteran who works at the Advanced Light Source. "I"ve recently gotten back into photography and hope to pursue it even more after I retire in a couple years," he said. "A colleague told me about the goat so I grabbed my new camera and took the shot."


Next Summer Lecture:
What's With Antimatter?


It's one of the most fascinating conundrums that physicists confront: After the Big Bang, when matter and antimatter began to annihilate each other, a small residue of matter remained to form the universe. How did that matter survive, and what happened to the antimatter? Berkeley Lab physicist Natalie Roe will offer her theories and explain how accelerators and detectors seek the answers that confirm the asymmetry between matter and antimatter in the next installment of the 2005 Summer Lecture Series. It begins at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium next Wednesday, and lab employees and guests are invited to bring their lunches to the talk.

Overlaying alternating patterns helps create high resolution zone plates

A Sharper Focus
For Soft X-Rays

A new method for creating optical devices with nanoscale accuracy has allowed researchers in Berkeley Lab's Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO) to achieve an extraordinary resolution of better than 15 nanometers, with the promise of even higher resolution in the near future. CXRO's Weilun Chao, Bruce Harteneck, Alexander Liddle, Erik Anderson, and David Attwood describe their achievement in a June 30 letter to Nature. "Our new technique permits fabrication of remarkably small three-dimensional structures," says Chao, a materials scientist. "We believe this is a breakthrough in the difficult process of fabricating small structures by means of electron beam lithography." Full story.

Computing, Fusion,
Nuclides in New SABL

Better beams improve prospects for heavy-ion fusion  

Shaping heavy-ion beams to produce inertial fusion, progress towards quantum computing, and the use of car air filters to identify the presence of radiological contamination are among the topics covered in the latest edition of Science@Berkeley Lab, an online magazine that highlights the latest research taking place at the Lab. Go here to read these and other stories.

TABL Returns Tuesday

Due to the Fourth of July Holiday on Monday, Today at Berkeley Lab will resume publication on Tuesday, July 5. Have a great three-day weekend.


Researchers Create First Nanofluidic Transistor

UC Berkeley researchers have invented a variation on the standard electronic transistor, creating the first "nanofluidic" transistor that allows them to control the movement of ions through sub-microscopic, water-filled channels. The researchers — including Berkeley Lab materials scientists Peidong Yang and Arun Majumdar — predict that, just as the electronic transistor became the main component of microprocessors and integrated circuits, so will nanofluidic transistors anchor molecular processors, allowing microscopic chemical plants on a chip that operate without moving parts. No valves to get stuck, no pumps to blow, no mixers to get clogged. Full story.

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