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Article published in new Optical Materials Express journal unveils secrets of how biology recreates look and luster of gold and silver

The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the launch and publication of the first issue of its newest journal, Optical Materials Express. With a focus on the intersection of optics and materials science, Optical Materials Express joins OSA's diverse portfolio of 15 peer-reviewed optics journals.

The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Kathy Bosak will join the staff as chief financial officer (CFO) this month. As CFO, Bosak will oversee OSA's financial operations.

For more than 150 years, spark plugs have powered internal combustion engines. Automakers are now one step closer to being able to replace this long-standing technology with laser igniters, which will enable cleaner, more efficient, and more economical vehicles.

Invisibility cloaks are seemingly futuristic devices capable of concealing very small objects by bending and channeling light around them. Until now, however, cloaking techniques have come with a significant limitation—they need to be orders of magnitude larger than the object being cloaked.


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