Today at Berkeley Lab masthead
Berkeley Lab: 75 Years of World-Class Science 1931-2006 Berkeley Lab logo Today at Berkeley Lab masthead
spacer image Monday, August 28, 2006 spacer image
spacer imageCALENDAR


Yoga Club
Yoga with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
West Coast Dance Class
51 Bevatron Lobby

Environmental Energy Technologies
Effects of Environmental Factors on Occupants During Extended Exposures in a Simulated Aircraft Cabin
Peter Strøm-Tejsen and Daria Zukowska
Technical University of Denmark
Bldg. 90-3122


11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Onsite Dental Lobby Visit
Cafeteria Lobby

1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS735/739/738-Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Environment, Health and Safety
EHS730-Medical/Biohazardous Waste
Bldg. 70A-3377

Events Calendar button
spacer image
spacer imageCAFETERIA

Morning Editions: Ham Scramble with Hash Browns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef and Hash with Eggs and Toast

Market Carvery: Baked Ziti with Corn Bread and Salad

The Fresh Grille: Mushroom and Swiss with Coleslaw and Fries
Menutainment: Sweet and Sour Chicken over Rice

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

Hydrogen Peroxide
Sensor Could Aid Security

A new family of molecules used to detect hydrogen peroxide and other reactive chemicals in living cells could be a useful addition to anti-terrorist arsenals, says the Berkeley Lab chemist who developed these substances last year. When mixed with a material that contains even trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide, the powdery sensors turn bright yellow or red and light up. "You don't need anything to read the selective reaction other than your eye," said the chemist, Christopher Chang, a faculty scientist in the Lab's Chemical Sciences Division and an assistant professor at UC Berkeley's Department of Chemistry. "You could also use a hand-held black-light lamp to detect the fluorescence." Full story.

University Launches Historical Images Site

The public now has access to over 150,000 images of historical primary source materials including photographs, newspapers, and diaries through the Web site Calisphere, a public service project of the California Digital Library. Calisphere compiles the digital collections of libraries, museums, and cultural heritage organizations across California, and organizes them by theme, such as by era, with special attention to usability for K-12 educators. The site also links to more than 300 UC-created Web sites on a variety of subjects. Full story.

Metal Stores Closing Thursday Permanently

The Metal Storeroom will close permanently at 3:30 p.m., Thursday. Engineering and Facility users of the Metal Store Room have been trained in using the new blanket order process with the vendor (Metal Supermarkets) selected to provide metals to the Lab. A second vendor was also selected and when the blanket order with that vendor is released, training will be provided on the procurement process being used for that vendor. The Facilities Division cited the Procurement Office and in particular Barbara Larson for finalizing the vendor selection, negotiating the blanket orders, preparing the training materials, scheduling the training and providing the processes to be used.

Apple Laptop Batteries Targeted for Recall

Apple is recalling batteries that can cause overheating in the 12-inch iBook G4, and its 12- and 15-inch PowerBook G4s sold after October 2003. To find out if your battery is defective, go here or call the IT Help Desk (x4357). If your battery is recalled, you may continue to use your Apple laptop safely by turning the system off, ejecting the battery, and using the AC adapter and power cord until the replacement battery arrives. For detailed FAQs, go here.

Call for Proposals
For UC Discovery Grant

The UC Discovery Grant provides funds for research partnerships that involve the UC, industry, and the State of California. Research can be in any of the following fields: biotechnology, communications and networking, digital media, electronic manufacturing and new materials, or information technology for life sciences. For more information, go here.
spacer image
spacer imageWEATHER
spacer image
Partly cloudy.
High: 67° (19° C)
IMAGE: Weather icon
Extended Forecast
spacer image
spacer image
SECON level 3

spacer image
More Information
spacer image
spacer imageINFO
spacer image
Current issue button
Previous issue button
Submission guidelines button
Archives button
Archives button
Contact the Editor
spacer image
spacer image
spacer image
IMAGE: DOE logo IMAGE: Office of Science logo IMAGE: UC logo