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

10:30 a.m.
Environmental Energy Technologies
Process Development: From Concept to Commercialization of Enzymatic Corn Wet Milling Process
Vijay Singh, U. of Illinois
Bldg. 90-4133

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Early Experience Prototyping a Science Data Server for Environmental Data
Deb Agarwal and Catharine van Ingen
540 Cory Hall (campus)

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Bone and Teeth: Structural and Functional Characterization From the Nano to the Macro-Scale
Joel Ager
Bldg. 6-2202

4 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Instrumentation
25 Years of Scanning Probe Microscopes: How Instrumental Developments Revolutionized Surface Science and Nanotechnology
Frank Ogletree
Bldg. 50 Auditorium


7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile
Bldg. 56 Parking Lot

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Benefits Office
FITSCo Counseling
Alyssa Valladao
Bldg. 26-109

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Health Care Facilitator
Onsite Dental Mobile
Bldg. 62 Redwood Grove

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

9:30 a.m.
Advanced Light Source
Femtosecond Photoemission Studies on Copper Photocathodes, Shockley Surface States, and Image Potential States
Emanuele Pedersoli
Bldg. 6-2202

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Morning Editions: Breakfast Burrito with Hash Browns and Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Avocado and Swiss Omelette with Fruit and Toast

Market Carvery: Cheese Manicotti with Side Salad and Garlic Bread

The Fresh Grille: Grilled Prime Rib Sandwich with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Chicken Stir Fry with Egg Fried Rice

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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DuPont Executive Talks
On Safety and Science

Thomas Connelly, executive vice president and chief innovation officer for DuPont, will give a special talk at Berkeley Lab at noon on Monday, Sept. 25, on "Safety and Innovation at DuPont." The company is globally recognized as an innovator and a leader in the field of safety. Connelly was Chief Science & Technology Officer for DuPont from 2001-06. He has degrees in chemical engineering and economics from Princeton, and a Ph.D. from Cambridge. His talk, in the Building 50 Auditorium, is open to all employees. Seating is limited and early arrival is encouraged. Read more about Connelly here.


Materials Scientist Makes Home Solar Heater Better

Beeman's daughter Emily with Heliodyne heat exchanger
Jeffrey Beeman, with the Lab's Materials Sciences Division, wrote a feature story for Home Power Magazine on how he tweaked the new solar hot water heater he had installed in his El Sobrante home. A tinkerer since childhood, Beeman felt the water system could be even more efficient, so he conducted some research, set up some diagnostics, and made the necessary changes. Go here to read the article (reprinted with the magazine's permission).


Lab's Cafeteria
Removes Spinach

The Food and Drug Administration recall of fresh spinach issued last Thursday was immediately followed by the Lab cafeteria. Peter Oshinski, Eurest Manager of Cafeteria Services, said "Eurest is taking no chances and instructed us to stop using any fresh spinach and dispose of existing supplies. Our supplier picked the spinach up last Thursday." Go here for more information about the fresh spinach recall, and advice for consumers.

Reminder: Shoemobile
Changes Location

Due to the earthmoving activities in the Building 51 parking lot, the Iron Age Shoemobile will park in front of Building 56, just north of Building 51. For more information, call Betsy MacGowan (x2826).


Can U.S. Lead World
Into Carbon-Free Future?
By Ian Hoffman

The world has plenty of energy, enough for 500 years and probably 1,000 or more. "And that's the bad news. Because it's fossil energy," Berkeley Lab Director Steve Chu told fellow scientists at an energy conference at Stanford University Monday. Left to their present course, industrialized and developing nations are planning to burn vast quantities of fossil fuels, which will likely push the chemistry of the atmosphere toward a quadrupling of carbon dioxide concentrations. People hear about uncertainty in climate change, Chu said, and "the public assumes, 'Well, maybe it's not true.'" Full story.

JGI Uncovers Worm's
Adaptive Lifestyle

Olavius algarvensis
Joint Genome Institute researchers have characterized the unique lifestyle of a gutless worm that commutes through marine sediments powered by a community of symbiotic microbial specialists harbored just under its skin, obviating the need for digestive and excretory systems. The results are published in the Sept. 17 edition of Nature. JGI Director Eddy Rubin says society could learn a lot from the tale of the worm and its helpful microbial buddies and their successful adaptive lifestyle. "We have been dependent on fossil fuels. In the future we need to adapt like this worm has and use a variety of different energy sources to ensure our needs can be met in a changing world." Full story.

Scientist Says Humans Could Live Indefinitely
By Keay Davidson

Aubrey de Grey, a controversial scientist who hopes to help humans live for thousands of years, has received a multimillion-dollar grant from Peter Thiel, co-founder of the online payment system PayPal. Grey says he hopes to "radically postpone aging, giving indefinite life spans." "Many of my colleagues are extremely critical of him — they believe he's a pseudoscientist, that he is out for publicity — and that he has no redeeming features," said Berkeley Lab life scientist Judith Campisi of Grey. "I must say, I don't agree with that. In his small way, he did get people to think." Full story.
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