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You can learn a lot about the state of someone's immune system just by examining their blood under the microscope. An abnormally high or low white blood count, for instance, might indicate a bone marrow pathology or AIDS. The rupturing of white blood cells might be the sign of an underlying microbial or viral infection. Strangely shaped cells often indicate cancer.

The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, today congratulated Takaaki Kajita, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, and NPI Photonics Industry Neuroscience Group member Hamamatsu on the technology it contributed to Kajita's Nobel Prize-winning research.

A new, all-optical method for compressing narrow electron pulses to a billionth of a billionth of a second could improve real-time movies of chemical reactions.

Innovations from more than 740 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during The Optical Society’s (OSA) 99th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2015, being held 18 October - 22 October in San Jose, California, USA with Laser Science XXXI, the annual meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS).

The 2015 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded today to Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo, Japan, and to Arthur B. McDonald, Queen’s University, Canada, for their contributions to experiments showing that neutrinos — very common but hard-to-detect particles — have mass.

         

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