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Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
Exploring the Dark Side of the Cuprate Phase Diagram
Alain Sacuto, Laboratoire de Physique du Solid, France
Bldg. 6-2202

4:30 p.m.
Physics Department
Direct Observation of a Novel Cellular Transport Mechanism with Single-Particle Fluorescence Microscopy
Christine Payne, Harvard U.
1 LeConte Hall (campus)


8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employee Activity Assoc.
Karats Jewelry Sale

4 p.m.
Life Sciences
Relationship Between DNA Sequence Motifs, Protein Binding in vivo, Transcriptional Regulation, and Biological Function
Kevin Struhl, Harvard Medical School
Bldg 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Physics Division
Closing the Triangle: How Recent Progress in CP Violation is Putting the Squeeze on New Physics
James Olsen, Princeton
Bldg. 50A-5132

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Morning Editions:
2 Eggs, 2 Bacon Strips and 2 French Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Breakfast Bagel with Sausage Patty and Eggs
Market Carvery: Herb Crusted Tofu with Marinara

The Fresh Grille: Reuben Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Teriyaki Chicken over Rice

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

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Lab Scientists Pave
Way for Cell Chips

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Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a new technique in which single strands of synthetic DNA are used to firmly fasten biological cells to non-biological surfaces. This first-of-its-kind technique could serve as the basis for “cell chips,” analogous to DNA chips, that would be used in a wide variety of applications, including biosensors, drug-screening technologies, the growing of artificial tissues and the design of neural networks. The work was done by a team that included Ravi Chandra, Erik Douglas, Richard Mathies, Carolyn Bertozzi and Matthew Francis. Full story.
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Library Adds Files
To Web of Science

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Berkeley Lab's Library recently acquired access to files dating back to 1945 from Web of Science, the online scientific citation database. The Library has a license that allows five concurrent users to access the website at any one time. Users are advised to log out upon completion of a search. Keeping a session open ties up a licensed seat for up to 60 minutes, and prohibits another user’s access. Visit the Library here, and the Web of Science here.

New Start Time for Employee Orientation

The New Employee Orientation will now start at 8:30 a.m., instead of from 8 a.m., beginning with this Wednesday’s meeting. The New Employee Orientation is held in the Building 50 Auditorium.

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Lab's Ethanol Program Featured in ABC Report

A news report last Monday, indicating that using ethanol instead of gasoline saves oil and is probably no worse for the environment than burning gasoline, brought an ABC news team from KGO-Channel 7 to Berkeley Lab and the west coast's busiest distribution station. The story featured interviews with transportation manager Bill Llewellyn and fleet manager Don Prestella, plus administrator Leslie Striplin driving a Lab car. See the video here (select media player when prompted or save to hard drive).

Advanced Light Source Probes Comet Dust

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Stardust particle

As scientists in building 31 at the Johnson Space Center are working to extract particles from Stardust’s aerogel collectors, work is already beginning on analyzing the pristine grains the spacecraft brought to Earth. One of their tools is Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS). Using the station at magnet number 10 of the synchrotron, the Stardust team exposed their half tile of aerogel to a succession of trials. Full story.
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Valentine's Gifts
At Karats Sale

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Representatives from Karats Jewelry will be in the cafeteria lobby tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Karats is offering chains, bracelets, rings, charms, and earrings for Valentine’s Day. Karats offers a layaway plan and Lab employees get a 10 percent discount on all items. The event is sponsored by the Employee Activities Association.
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Partly cloudy.
High: 65° (18° C)
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