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Nature is no doubt the world’s best biological engineer, whose simple, exquisite but powerful designs have inspired scientists and engineers to tackle the challenges of technologies for centuries.

Researchers have designed a simple new laser system that allows the acquisition of two types of microscopy images with a single light source. In a demonstration of the system’s impressive potential for biomedical applications, the researchers used it to dynamically image the blood flow and miniscule structural changes of a tadpole embryo’s beating heart.

Members of The Optical Society (OSA) joined colleagues from the National Photonics Initiative (NPI) and more than 300 scientists, engineers and graduate students on Capitol Hill today as part of the annual Congressional Visits Day (CVD), sponsored by the Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group. These conversations with lawmakers and their staff illustrate how science policy and federal investments in research and development (R&D) affect innovation, the economy, jobs and U.S. competitiveness.

With a miniaturized scanning sensor technology, Israel-based Consumer Physics earned this year’s top corporate honor in The Optical Society’s (OSA) Enabled by Optics Contest. This contest raises public awareness of the importance of optics and photonics technologies in furthering innovation and positively impacting society. It offers both a corporate and student competition, bringing pioneering optical technologies to light.

The Optical Society (OSA) will host an incubator meeting on Computational Modeling and Performance Metrics for Imaging System Design and Evaluation on Thursday, 14 April 2016 and Friday, 15 April 2016 at the OSA headquarters. Attendees to this incubator meeting will discuss the development of improved performance metrics, using computational modeling and direct image analysis, that tie better to the application and more accurately assess non-linear image enhancement algorithms.


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