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  • IDEX Optics & Photonics President Michael Cumbo to Headline  Executive Speaker Series at FiO
    IDEX Optics & Photonics President Michael Cumbo to Headline Executive Speaker Series at FiO
    05 October 2012
    Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2012, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society (OSA), today announced that Michael J. Cumbo, president of IDEX Optics & Photonics, will be the featured guest during the Executive Speaker Series being held Tuesday, Oct. 16 as part of the complimentary corporate programming at FiO. The meeting takes place Oct. 14-18 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, N.Y.

  • More Certainty on Uncertainty’s Quantum Mechanical Role
    More Certainty on Uncertainty’s Quantum Mechanical Role
    04 October 2012
    Researchers from the University of Toronto have gathered the most direct experimental evidence that Heisenberg’s original formulation is wrong. The results were published online in the journal Physical Review Letters last month and the researchers will present their findings for the first time at the Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO).

  • Specialty Contact Lenses May One Day Help Halt the Progression of Nearsightedness in Children
    Specialty Contact Lenses May One Day Help Halt the Progression of Nearsightedness in Children
    02 October 2012
    Experimental work by biomedical scientist David Troilo and colleagues at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry in New York City supports the development of a potential cure for myopia by using specialty contact lenses that coax the eye to grow in a way that can correct nearsighted vision while reducing myopia progression.

  • 3-D Medical Scanner: New Handheld Imaging Device to Aid Doctors on the ‘Diagnostic Front Lines’
    3-D Medical Scanner: New Handheld Imaging Device to Aid Doctors on the ‘Diagnostic Front Lines’
    02 October 2012
    Engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) have created a new imaging tool for primary care physicians: a handheld scanner that would enable them to image all the sites they commonly examine, and more, such as bacterial colonies in the middle ear in 3-D, or monitor the thickness and health of patients' retinas.

  • Cyborg Surgeon: Hand and Technology Combine in New Surgical Tool That Enables Superhuman Precision
    Cyborg Surgeon: Hand and Technology Combine in New Surgical Tool That Enables Superhuman Precision
    27 September 2012
    Even the most skilled and steady surgeons experience minute, almost imperceptible hand tremors when performing delicate tasks. Normally, these tiny motions are inconsequential, but for doctors specializing in fine-scale surgery, such as operating inside the human eye or repairing microscopic nerve fibers, freehand tremors can pose a serious risk for patients.

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