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  • Optics and Vision Exhibit Opens at Fleischmann Planetarium in Reno, Nevada
    Optics and Vision Exhibit Opens at Fleischmann Planetarium in Reno, Nevada
    14 December 2007
    The University of Nevada, Reno's (UNR) Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center opened its newest exhibit last week. "Perceptual Relativity" is an interactive exhibit exploring individual perception through optical illusions. It was developed by faculty from the UNR Department of Psychology and funded in part by a grant from the Optical Society of America (OSA) Foundation.

  • Bahaa E. A. Saleh To Edit New OSA Review Journal, 
Advances in Optics and Photonics
    Bahaa E. A. Saleh To Edit New OSA Review Journal, Advances in Optics and Photonics
    12 December 2007
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) is pleased to announce that Bahaa E. A. Saleh will serve as the first editor of the society's newest publication, Advances in Optics and Photonics (AOP), an online quarterly journal of invited reviews and tutorials. The inaugural issue of AOP is to be published in January 2009.

  • IBM Reports Milestone in Silicon Nanophotonics Achievements from Japan's Kyoto University,  Northwestern and the University of New Mexico Noted in Optics Express Focus Issue
    IBM Reports Milestone in Silicon Nanophotonics Achievements from Japan's Kyoto University, Northwestern and the University of New Mexico Noted in Optics Express Focus Issue
    10 December 2007
    Several extraordinary recent achievements place the field of microresonators at the frontier of modern photonics. In the Dec. 10 issue of Optics Express, papers explore advanced silicon modulators in the nanoscale, "photonic nanojets" for biomedical applications and the longest photon lifetime in a photonic crystal nanocavity observed to date.

  • OSA Foundation Funds New Programs
    OSA Foundation Funds New Programs
    05 December 2007
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) Foundation Board of Directors recently approved funding for three new optics-related programs for 2007 through 2009. These grants will provide funds for optics curriculum for EASTCONN, a non-profit education service center; for an optics education and hands-on demonstration program developed by the OSA Rochester (N.Y.) Local Section; and for the distribution of educational materials to developing nations.

  • Looking Through the Eyes of a Mouse, Scientists Monitor Circulating Cells in Its Bloodstream
    Looking Through the Eyes of a Mouse, Scientists Monitor Circulating Cells in Its Bloodstream
    03 December 2007
    A team of researchers from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have developed an optical device that allows them to peer through the eyes of a mouse and monitor the cells passing through its bloodstream.

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