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The Optical Society (OSA) today praised President Barack Obama for his extensive remarks recognizing the importance of American innovation, investments in scientific R&D and clean energy, and improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in last night’s State of the Union address.

One of the pioneering figures in the history of spectroscopy and non-linear optics, Boris Stoicheff, passed away last year. To honor his memory, the OSA Foundation (OSAF) and the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) have launched a fundraising campaign to establish a graduate student scholarship in his name.

The Optical Society (OSA) today announced it will establish permanent organizational ties with the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA). The leaders of both OSA and OIDA approved the action this week and the transition phase is underway.

The eyes of moths, which allow them to see well at night, are also covered with a water-repellent, antireflective coating that makes their eyes among the least reflective surfaces in nature and helps them hide from predators in the dark.

The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the speaker lineup for its 2011 Executive Forum, "Optical Technology - Transforming Business Models and Networks." Speakers from Alcatel-Lucent and AT&T will keynote the event, while leaders from Cisco, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Juniper Networks, Verizon, and other companies will offer their perspectives on various panels.


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