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7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Iron Age Shoemobile
Cafeteria Parking Lot

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy to the Rescue: Studies Relevant to Industry, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Alex Aguilar, JPL
Bldg. 6-2202

11 a.m.
Imaging Ultrafast Spin Dynamics at the Nanoscale With Magnetic Soft X-Ray Microscopy
Peter Fischer
Bldg. 72-201


9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 937-104

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Travel Office
Gelco 9.0 Training
Bldg. 90-026

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Morning Editions:
Chili Cheese Omelet with Hash Browns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Pork Roast with Baked Potato and Salad

The Fresh Grille: Roast Beef and Swiss Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Baked Ziti with Salad and Cornbread

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Clusters Stand In
For Supercomputers
By John Moore

Storage was straightforward in supercomputing's monolithic days. Storage subsystems came with supercomputers and were fairly simple to integrate. Today, high-performance computing often involves clusters of computers. Now 72 percent of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers are clusters. Berkeley Lab's Scientific Cluster Support program has more than 20 Linux clusters in production. The group "specializes in building individual clusters for specific areas of scientific research," said Gary Jung, SCS project manager at the Lab's Information Technology Division. Full story.
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Harry Potter Invisibility
Cloak a Possibility?
By Andrew Bridges

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe
Imagine an invisibility cloak that works just like the one Harry Potter inherited from his father. Researchers in England and the United States think they know how to do that. They are laying out the blueprint and calling for help in developing the exotic materials needed to build a cloak. The keys are special manmade materials, unlike any in nature or the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. These materials are intended to steer light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation around an object, rendering it as invisible as something tucked into a hole in space. Full story
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Top Quark Post-Doc
Wins Thesis Award

Jean-Francois Arguin, a post-doctoral fellow with Berkeley Lab's Physics Division, is the winner of the 2006 Universities Research Association (URA) Thesis Award. His thesis, "Measurement of the Top Quark Mass with In Situ Jet Energy Scale Calibration Using Hadronic W Boson Decays at CDF-II," produced the world's best measurement of top quark mass. Award winners receive a plaque and $3000. More information about Arguin and his award is available here.
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Do You Have ICE
In Your Cell Phone?

The IT Division's Telephone Services recommends that you turn your cell phone into a source of valuable information for emergency responders. Put the acronym "ICE" (in case of emergency) in your cell address book before the names of people that you want to be your emergency contacts. For details, go here.

June is 'Home
Safety Month'

The Healthcare Facilitator's Office wants to remind employees that June is "Home Safety Month."   Millions of Americans are only one step away from becoming victims of the leading cause of unintentional home injury: falls. Falls account for an average of 5.1 million injuries and nearly 6,000 deaths each year. The risk of falling is increased by illness, fatigue, and lower extremity weakness. To learn more go here.
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Space Available For Classes On Stress, Relaxation

Enrollment is still open for "Instant Relaxation," a workshop on Wednesday, June 7, and "Tips for Stress Relief" on Thursday, June 8. These one-hour classes are facilitated by UC Berkeley's Care Services and sponsored by the Berkeley Lab Institute (BLI). Go here to enroll.
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