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7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
American Red Cross
Blood Drive
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9 a.m.
EHS 348
Chemical Hygiene & Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

Environmental Energy Technologies
Spatiotemporal Fluctuations in Airborne Chemical Concentration Imply Lethal- or Severe-Effect Areas 20 Times Larger Than Current Methods Predict
Kenneth Bogen, Livermore Lab
Bldg. 90-3122

1 p.m.
EHS 231
Compressed Gas & Cryogen Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377


9 a.m.
EHS 280
Laser Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
East Coast Swing
Bldg. 51 Lobby (Bevatron)

1 p.m.
EHS 276
Fall Protection
Bldg. 70A-3377

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Morning Editions: Breakfast Burrito with Hash Browns and Fruit
Market Carvery: Chicken or Cheese Enchiladas with Rice and Beans

The Fresh Grille: Veggie Burger with Salad and Fries
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Polarization Puts New Angles on Supernova

A recent article in Science News on how astronomers are using polarization to examine supernova features Berkeley Lab physicist Lifan Wang. Measurements taken by Wang and a colleague from the University of Texas show how some supernova are associated with gamma-ray bursts that are produced by jets of ionized particles emerging from the exploding stars. The emergence of the jets is an indication that these supernovas are more powerful in some directions than others. Full story.
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Sequencing Orientation
Talk Next Tuesday

Gerald Tuskan, a member of the Plant Molecular Ecology Group at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, will give a talk on "Laboratory Sequencing Program Orientation" on Tuesday, July 25, at 11 a.m. in the Berkeley West Biocenter (717 Potter St.). It will also be videoconferenced in Building 84-318. Tuskan specializes in the genetics and biotechnology of forest tree species.

Nogales, left, and Berger

DNA Switch Same
For All Life Forms

Berkeley Lab's Eva Nogales and James Berger led studies whose results indicate that the molecular machinery that initiates the process by which a biological cell divides into two identical daughters is the same for all life on Earth. In papers that will be featured on the cover of the August issue of Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, they describe separate studies of a prokaryote, E.coli, and a eukaryote, the fruit fly, in which the molecular structure of the DNA replication initiator for each was identified. The remarkable similarities between the two point to a DNA replication initiator that predates the evolutionary split of life into separate domains. Full story.

Retired Machinist
Featured in Article

Chip Hollister, who was a machinist at Berkeley Lab for nearly four decades before retiring three years ago, is featured in a Contra Costa Times article on how a local jeweler is employing new technology that allows his customers to create their designs on the spot. Go here to read the full story.
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Part of Lawrence Road To Close Tomorrow

The section of Lawrence Road in front of Building 34 will be closed for five hours tomorrow to accommodate a crane lift. The operation is scheduled to take place between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information, contact Doug Brunkow (x6252).

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