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9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Onsite Chair Massages
Bldg. 26-115

9 a.m.
EHS 62
Work-Smart Ergonomics
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/739/738
Bloodborne Pathogens/Biosafety Training
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazardous Waste
Bldg. 70A-3377

5:15 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191


9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

1 p.m.
EHS 27
Performing an Effective Safety Walkaround
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
New Synchrotron Lights on Earth's Mantle and Core
Jung-Fu Lin, Livermore Lab
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
Using Optical Metrology to Reconstruct Mechanical Sound Recordings
Carl Haber
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

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Morning Editions:
Cheese Omelet with Hash Browns and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with 2 Eggs and Bacon
Market Carvery: Spaghetti with Meat or Marinara Sauce and Side Salad

The Fresh Grille: BBQ Beef Sandwich with 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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OSHA Faults Corrected;
Next: Meet the Challenge

Last Thursday, Berkeley Lab EH&S officials offered "congratulations to all" for completing work to close over 2,300 safety deficiencies identified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in its 2004 audit. Each division addressed deficiencies in its labs, shops, and offices. A project team led by the Facilities and EH&S Divisions addressed institutional issues, such as handrail installation, crane upgrades, and some electrical code compliance actions. The Department of Energy provided almost $2 million in supplemental funding for these corrections. However, ongoing work can result in safety hazards and OSHA violations. Go here to read more about how the Lab is meeting the challenge of working in compliance with OSHA standards.
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Tropics Are Expanding,
May Affect Water Supply
By Peter Spotts

The tropics — the globe's most torrid climate belt — have widened during the past 27 years, expanding toward the poles by an average of about 140 miles, according to new research. If the trend continues through the end of the century, it would drive rain bearing storms toward higher latitudes, deprive heavily populated southern Europe of much-needed winter rain and snow, and expand the world's subtropical deserts, atmospheric scientists say. Full story. Berkeley Lab earth scientist Margaret Torn has done similar research in this area.
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U.S., Chinese Scientists
Discuss Global Warming

Against the fact that the global climate is being warmed rapidly by human-produced greenhouse gases, scientists warned last week that the situation of climate change in the future has reached a point of extreme gravity. Global warming will become irreversible if countries are still reluctant to take action now, some high-profile scientists, including Lab Director Steve Chu, told the China-U.S. Climate Change Forum at UC Berkeley, co-sponsored by Berkeley Lab. Earth scientist Inez Fung said human activities had destroyed the natural cycle of the earth's carbon dioxide (CO2), leading to an accumulation of major greenhouse gases. Full story.

HPC Potential of Cell
Processor Analyzed

STI Cell Processor

Though it was designed as the heart of the upcoming Sony PlayStation3 game console, the STI Cell processor has created quite a stir in the computational science community, where the processor's potential as a building block for high performance computers has been widely discussed and speculated upon. To evaluate Cell's potential, computer scientists at Berkeley Lab (with the Computational Research Division's Future Technologies Group) evaluated the processor's performance in running several scientific application kernels, then compared this performance against other processor architectures. Full story.
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High: 75 ° (24° C)
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SECON level 3

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