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  • OSA's Engineering Excellence Award Renamed in Honor of Paul F. Forman
    OSA's Engineering Excellence Award Renamed in Honor of Paul F. Forman
    30 November 2007
    The Optical Society of America (OSA) Foundation is pleased to announce the renaming of OSA's Engineering Excellence Award to the Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award. The new name honors the contributions to optical engineering by the late Paul Forman, co-founder of Zygo Corporation and OSA fellow.

  • Expert Commentary Available Going Green This Holiday Season with Energy-Saving LEDs
    Expert Commentary Available Going Green This Holiday Season with Energy-Saving LEDs
    30 November 2007
    As the holiday season approaches, much attention will be spent on ways to go green for the holidays. Leading the charge is the usage of LEDs (light emitting diodes) instead of traditional lights for holiday light displays. From the National Christmas Tree in Washington to the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball in New York, many of the nation's beloved holiday landmarks are going green with LED illumination.

  • 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.

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