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Energy Secretary and Nobel Laureate Stephen Chu will be giving the annual Karl Taylor Compton lecture today in 10-250 at 4 p.m. Chu’s talk is titled “The Energy Problem and the Interplay Between Basic and Applied Research.”

Students from the 2.00b Toy Product Design class will be presenting their final projects tonight in 6-120 at 8 p.m. The toy prototypes include plush animals that can be hit like bongos, a vibrating kangaroo-shaped easel, and a flower that dances to music.

Veteran astronaut Michael J. Massimino PhD ’92 went up to space yesterday on a final shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. STS-125 will repair old equipment and install two new cameras into the ageing telescope. Massimino has twittered about the preparations for this mission and promised to post updates in space as much as he is able. Follow his updates on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/Astro_Mike.

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