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  • Engineering Algae to Make Fuel Instead of Sugar
    Engineering Algae to Make Fuel Instead of Sugar
    17 December 2008
    In a paper in a special energy issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley describe a method for using microalgae for making biofuel.

  • Enhancing Solar Cells with Nanoparticles
    Enhancing Solar Cells with Nanoparticles
    17 December 2008
    A paper in a special energy issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal, describes a relatively new approach to solar cells: lacing them with nanoscopic metal particles. As the authors describe in the article, this approach has the potential to greatly improve the ability of solar cells to harvest light economically.

  • The Green (and Blue, Red, and White) Lights of the Future
    The Green (and Blue, Red, and White) Lights of the Future
    17 December 2008
    A revolution in energy-efficient, environmentally-sound, and powerfully-flexible lighting is coming to businesses and homes, according to a paper in latest special energy issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal.

  • OSA Congratulates Member Steve Chu on Secretary of Energy Nomination
    OSA Congratulates Member Steve Chu on Secretary of Energy Nomination
    16 December 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA) congratulates Steve Chu, OSA honorary member and award winner, for his nomination to secretary of energy by President-elect Barack Obama.

  • Optical Society Selects Two New Honorary Members
    Optical Society Selects Two New Honorary Members
    12 December 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors has selected two new honorary members of the society. Roy J. Glauber and Theodor Wolfgang Haensch were chosen for their extraordinary contributions to the field of optics.

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