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  • Deciphering Butterflies’ Designer Colors: Findings Could Inspire New Hue-Changing Materials
    Deciphering Butterflies’ Designer Colors: Findings Could Inspire New Hue-Changing Materials
    17 July 2013
    Butterfly wings can do remarkable things with light, and humans are still trying to learn from them. Physicists have now uncovered how subtle differences in the tiny crystals of butterfly wings create stunningly varied patterns of color even among closely related species.

  • Second Quarter 2013 Industry News Summary
    Second Quarter 2013 Industry News Summary
    15 July 2013
    OSA’s Corporate Members are making an impact in their respective markets—from optical metrology and spectroscopy to digital imaging, defect inspection, and the automotive industry. This quarter’s OSA Industry Newsmakers showcases the breadth of applications that are enabled by optics and photonics.

  • OSA Foundation Awards First Annual Paul A. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship
    OSA Foundation Awards First Annual Paul A. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship
    28 June 2013
    The OSA Foundation today announced Stephanie Laga of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as the winner of the first Paul A. Bonenfant Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which honors the late optical communications expert and Morgan Keegan analyst Paul Bonenfant, was established in 2011 and is given annually to an undergraduate student enrolled in an engineering or physical science program to attend a semester-abroad program offered through their accredited college or university.

  • A Telescope For Your Eye: New Contact Lens Design May Improve Sight of Patients with Macular Degeneration
    A Telescope For Your Eye: New Contact Lens Design May Improve Sight of Patients with Macular Degeneration
    27 June 2013
    Contact lenses correct many people’s eyesight but do nothing to improve the blurry vision of those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the western world

  • The Optical Society Mourns the Loss of James P. Gordon
    The Optical Society Mourns the Loss of James P. Gordon
    26 June 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) today expressed its condolences at the loss of James P. Gordon, an OSA Honorary Member and Fellow Emeritus. Gordon, who was known for his contributions to quantum electronics and photonics, including the first demonstration of the maser, passed away June 21.

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