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The US Department of Energy has awarded Advanced Photonix (Camarillo, CA) an 18-month, Phase II SBIR grant of $750,000 to develo¥large-area avalanche photodiodes with an extended useful life. . . . Photometrics (Tucson, AZ) has announced the schedule of its 1995-1996 Perform ance Imaging Workshops for increased user understanding of CCD cameras, leading to optimized performance and utility. Contact Lisa Soroka at tel. (520) 889-9933; FAX (520) 295-0299. . . . Sony (Tokyo, Japan) is planning a mid-1996 release of a 25-in., affordable wall-hung television using a plasma-addressed LCD. . . . The free booklet "Space for Women," offered by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Cambridge, MA), gives advice and encouragement to high school girls interested in pursuing science-related careers. Call (617) 495-7461.