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  • STIX Fonts Project Completes Design Phase
    STIX Fonts Project Completes Design Phase
    31 October 2007
    group of scientific publishers today announced the release of the full complement of the Scientific and Technical Information Exchange (STIX) Fonts in a beta test version. This free, comprehensive set of special characters - mainly mathematical or scientific - represents a significant breakthrough in scientific, technical, and medical publishing.

  • Microfluidics and Optical Trapping Integrated for the First Time in New Lab-On-A-Chip Research
    Microfluidics and Optical Trapping Integrated for the First Time in New Lab-On-A-Chip Research
    25 October 2007
    Researchers at Cornell University for the first time have integrated optical functions with microfluidic ones, enabling the sorting of particles by light. Reported in the Oct. 29 issue of Optics Express, due out Monday, the Cornell team showcases a new design for a "lab-on-a-chip" structure that provides the ability to move or sort particles using light.

  • Scitopia.org Refines Search with User Feedback
    Scitopia.org Refines Search with User Feedback
    16 October 2007
    Scitopia.org, the free, federated search portal created by leading science and technology societies, removed its beta label today, marking the official launch of its service.

  • OSA Debuts Corporate Member Pavilion at AOE, 
Provides Opportunities for Business Connections in Critical Chinese Market
    OSA Debuts Corporate Member Pavilion at AOE, Provides Opportunities for Business Connections in Critical Chinese Market
    12 October 2007
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) debuted its first Corporate Member Pavilion at the Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference (AOE) in Shanghai, China this week. Six society corporate members are exhibiting in an 800-square-foot pavilion at the conference.

  • OFC/NFOEC 2008 Confirms Industry Luminaries as Keynotes
    OFC/NFOEC 2008 Confirms Industry Luminaries as Keynotes
    03 October 2007
    The 2008 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) – the premier international optical communications event – will feature four industry veterans in the field of optics and telecommunications.

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