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7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile

Bldg. 51 Parking Lot

1:30 p.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377


10 a.m
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 70A-3377


Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

Dance Club
Fox Trot Practice

Bldg. 51 Lobby

2 p.m.
Nano Institute
Take It to the Limit: Extremes of Heat and Charge Transport
Arun Majumdar, UC Berkeley
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

4 p.m.
Chemistry Department
Hydrogen Storage in Microporous Coordination Solids with Exposed Metal Sites
Jeffrey Long, UC Berkeley
120 Latimer Hall (campus)

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Breakfast: Strawberry Cinnamon French Toast with Sausage
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits with Country Gravy and Two Eggs
Pizza: Greek
Grill: Chicken Quesadilla with Sour Cream and Salsa
Cultural Cuisine: Sweet and Sour Chicken
Deli: Roast Beef and Cheddar Prestini with Horseradish Cream Sauce
Wild Greens: Salad Nicoise

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

Berkeley Lab Prominent
In Physics ‘Life List’

By Glennda Chui

Bird watchers have "life lists" of species they hope to see in their lifetimes. Why shouldn’t particle physics fans do the same? With that in mind, the April issue of Symmetry magazine asked readers to help put together the first particle physics life list.  The results appear in the August issue, the cover of which features Ernest Lawrence’s hand-held cyclotron from Berkeley Lab’s Building 50 lobby exhibit. Other items from Berkeley include Glenn Seaborg’s cigar boxes and Lawrence’s desk (also in the lobby), the Advanced Light Source’s “particle adventure” website, the Lab’s turkeys and goats, and its dramatic bay views. Go here for the full list, and here to read an essay from the magazine on plutonium.

Brains Alone Can't Make
A Clean Energy Future

Clean energy innovations may be getting off the ground in labs and start-up business plans, but making them commonplace for consumers is another matter. The government must do more to speed up the spread of greener technologies, said experts at a recent conference on sustainability in the business world. "The bigger problem isn't an energy problem, it's a carbon problem," said Steve Selkowitz, with Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Yet, new laws, tax breaks, and new gadgets won't achieve progress if Americans continue to waste so much energy. "What we can learn from developing countries are smarter lifestyles," he said. Full story.


CDF Results Narrow
Search for Dark Matter

Approximately 23 percent of the universe is made up of “dark matter,” which is thought to be composed of an as-yet-unknown elementary particle. Berkeley Lab physicist Cheng-Ju Lin was a collaborator at Fermilab’s CDF experiment (Collider Detector at Fermilab), which recently completed an analysis that should help the search for this mystery particle. Examining nearly 100 trillion proton-antiproton collisions at the Tevatron, Lin and his colleagues searched for di-muon events — the decay of a bottom-strange quark meson into two muon-type leptons. A substantially higher-than-expected occurrence of this extremely rare event would signify supersymmetry, a new physics theory that provides for dark matter. The results of this analysis constrain supersymmetry predictions, thereby narrowing the search for new physics. Full story.



Lab Cool Roof Experts
At Green Tech Meeting

Hashem Akabari, Paul Berdahl and Ronnen Levinson — all with the Heat Island Group in Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division — are among the presenters at the West Coast Green conference, taking place in San Francisco today and tomorrow. Their work on cool roof technology will be discussed during an educational session today. More information about the conference is available here. An article on the conference appeared in a recent edition of The Economist.


Quiz Yourself on Disposal
Of Used Bulbs, Tubes

Question: How do you properly dispose of burned-out fluorescent light tubes or bulbs? 1) Throw it in the trash 2) Toss it in your satellite accumulation area (SAA) 3) Stash it in a drawer 4) Mail it to Facilities or 5) Call the Work Request Center for a free pickup? If you picked "5," you are correct. Fluorescent bulbs and tubes contain mercury, a waste that is regulated in California and must be disposed of safely. Call the Work Request Center (x6274) if you have bulbs or tubes that need to be picked up. Go here to learn more.


Glaser Road Closed
Most of Tomorrow

Glaser Road, starting from Road S, will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow for an Engineering Division event. For more information, contact Madonna Fricken (x6161).

Lab Blood Drive
Is Next Week

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. To help boost local blood supplies, the Lab’s Philanthropy Club is sponsoring a Red Cross drive on Monday and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event takes place in Building 2-100B (Health Services). Go here to register. For more information, call x6489 or x4181.

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20% chance of rain.
High: 62 (17 C)
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