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  • OSA CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill about Importance of Sustained R&D Funding
    OSA CEO Testifies on Capitol Hill about Importance of Sustained R&D Funding
    21 March 2013
    Testifying on Capitol Hill today, the Optical Society’s (OSA) CEO Elizabeth Rogan called for sustained federal investments in research and development (R&D) funding for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • OSA Launches New Prism System to Streamline Journal Submissions
    OSA Launches New Prism System to Streamline Journal Submissions
    20 March 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the launch of PrismTM, its new web-based submission and manuscript tracking system for its suite of scholarly journals. When fully implemented, Prism will include customized modules for authors, reviewers and editors and will replace OSA's current system for handling the peer review process.

  • The Optical Society Announces 17 Award Recipients for 2013
    The Optical Society Announces 17 Award Recipients for 2013
    15 March 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name the 2013 recipients of its prestigious awards and medals. These award winners—hailing from eight different countries—join an esteemed group of past recipients recognized for their unwavering commitment to the field of optics.

  • Intense Terahertz Pulses Cause DNA Damage But Also Induce DNA Repair
    Intense Terahertz Pulses Cause DNA Damage But Also Induce DNA Repair
    14 March 2013
    Terahertz (THz) radiation, a slice of the electromagnetic spectrum that occupies the middle ground between microwaves and infrared light, is rapidly finding important uses in medical diagnostics, security, and scientific research. As scientists and engineers find evermore practical uses for this form of radiation, questions persist about its potential human health risks.

  • OSA Members Emphasize Importance of Sustained U.S. Federal Investments in Science and Technology
    OSA Members Emphasize Importance of Sustained U.S. Federal Investments in Science and Technology
    13 March 2013
    Members of the Optical Society (OSA) from around the United States are on Capitol Hill today to speak with lawmakers about science policy issues, federal investments in research and development (R&D) and proposed funding levels in the upcoming FY 2013 appropriations bills.

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