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  • Thanks to the work of a team of researchers from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and the Université de Bretagne Occidentale de Brest in France, farmers may soon have the ability to detect when to harvest climacteric fruits -- such as apples, bananas, pears, and tomatoes -- at the precise moment to ensure “peak edibleness."


  • The International OSA Network of Students (IONS) will host the 2014 IONS - KOALA 2014 at the University of Adelaide, Australia, November 23-28.


  • Robert W. Hellwarth has been elected as the society’s newest Honorary Member.


  • Researchers from the Netherlands have found a novel way to ensure the lights of the future are not only energy efficient but also emit a cozy warmth.


  • Quick Response (QR) codes are a convenient and efficient way of accessing specific web pages with a smartphone or other mobile device. However, new research published today in The Optical Society’s (OSA) new high-impact journal Optica, explains how QR codes can do much more.

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