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  • Mica Explores Cutting-Edge UCF Laser Facility
    Mica Explores Cutting-Edge UCF Laser Facility
    09 August 2013
    Congressman John L. Mica (Winter Park, FL) witnessed space-age technologies being developed at the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) at University of Central Florida (UCF) in a recent briefing by professors, students and researchers connected with the university.

  • New High-Tech Laser Method Allows DNA to be Inserted ‘Gently’ into Living Cells
    New High-Tech Laser Method Allows DNA to be Inserted ‘Gently’ into Living Cells
    07 August 2013
    The applications of gene therapy and genetic engineering are broad: everything from pet fish that glow red to increased crop yields worldwide to cures for many of the diseases that plague humankind. But realizing them always starts with solving the same basic scientific question—how to "transfect" a cell by inserting foreign DNA into it.

  • OSA-CIOMP International Summer Session to Focus on Optical Engineering
    OSA-CIOMP International Summer Session to Focus on Optical Engineering
    02 August 2013
    The bi-annual OSA-CIOMP summer session will provide an opportunity for 100 graduate students from 10 countries to further their education in the field of optics and photonics by interacting with world-renowned instructors, local scientists in China and fellow students.

  • Sharon Grace Joins the Optical Society as Chief of Staff
    Sharon Grace Joins the Optical Society as Chief of Staff
    24 July 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Sharon Grace has joined the society as its new chief of staff. Grace will oversee OSA’s government relations, communications, marketing, governance, volunteer relations and history programs.

  • 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.

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