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  • The OSA Foundation (OSAF) announced today that its two-year partnership with the Rochester Local Section of OSA (ROSA) has resulted in the distribution of educational materials to more than 3,500 students in 17 countries through the groups’ Optics Education and Demonstrations Program.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Sean R. Bagshaw has joined its staff as chief information officer (CIO). In this position, Bagshaw will oversee the information technology department and work with the executive team to enhance innovative technology at OSA.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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