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  • Infrared Digital Holography Allows Firefighters to See Through Flames, Image Moving People
    Infrared Digital Holography Allows Firefighters to See Through Flames, Image Moving People
    26 February 2013
    Firefighters put their lives on the line in some of the most dangerous conditions on Earth. One of their greatest challenges, however, is seeing through thick veils of smoke and walls of flame to find people in need of rescue. A team of Italian researchers has developed a new imaging technique that uses infrared (IR) digital holography to peer through chaotic conflagrations and capture potentially lifesaving and otherwise hidden details. The team describes its breakthrough results and their applications in a paper published today in the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal Optics Express.

  • OSA Organizes ‘Week of Action’ for Scientific Community as Sequester Nears
    OSA Organizes ‘Week of Action’ for Scientific Community as Sequester Nears
    25 February 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) today announced it will organize a “week of action” for the scientific community beginning today in preparation for the across-the-board U.S. federal spending reductions, known as the sequester, set to take effect March 1.

  • The Optical Society Launches Optics & Photonics China Website
    The Optical Society Launches Optics & Photonics China Website
    22 February 2013
    The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the launch of its new Optics and Photonics China website, a resource that features information on the region’s optics and photonics scientific and technology innovations, news, people and organizations.

  • OSA Foundation Announces 2013 Corning Student Paper Competition Finalists
    OSA Foundation Announces 2013 Corning Student Paper Competition Finalists
    21 February 2013
    The OSA Foundation and Corning Incorporated today announced the finalists of the Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition, which recognizes student leaders in the field of optical communications. The winners will be announced at this year’s Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 17 – 21, in Anaheim, Calif.

  • New Imaging Device That Is Flexible, Flat, and Transparent
    New Imaging Device That Is Flexible, Flat, and Transparent
    20 February 2013
    Digital cameras, medical scanners, and other imaging technologies have advanced considerably during the past decade. Continuing this pace of innovation, an Austrian research team has developed an entirely new way of capturing images based on a flat, flexible, transparent, and potentially disposable polymer sheet.

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