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  • The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that it is partnering with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Library of Medicine (NLM) on an “Interactive Science Publishing” initiative (ISP). ISP enables authors to submit a manuscript including large three-dimensional data sets. ISP provides the opportunity for researchers, scientists and engineers to evaluate new research results more thoroughly.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Christine Orr has joined its staff as director of publication sales. In this position Orr will work to increase the presence of OSA’s journals in the library and institutional subscriber communities.

  • Harry Potter beware! A team of Chinese scientists has developed a way to unmask your invisibility cloak. According to a new paper in the latest issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal, certain materials underneath an invisibility cloak would allow invisible objects be seen again.

  • The Optical Society’s (OSA) optics youth education Web site,, recently won an iParenting Media Award for Outstanding Products of 2008. is an online community for parents and parents-to-be and is part of Disney’s network of family-focused Web sites. The award recognizes exceptional products for parents and their families in 20 categories. joins an impressive list of winning organizations all specializing in education Web sites.

  • The industry’s leading conference on lasers and electro-optics, CLEO/QELS & PhAST, took place in May. More than 350 exhibitors, including several OSA Corporate Member companies, were on hand displaying the latest products and innovations. This edition of Industry Newsmakers includes news from Lockheed Martin, Newport, New Focus, nLIGHT and more.

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