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Astronomers Chih-Hao Li and David Phillips of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics want to rediscover Venus—that familiar, nearby planet stargazers can see with the naked eye much of the year.

A team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and light to measure the stickiness of mucus in the airways.

OSA today congratulated two more OSA Members for their big wins—this time for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

OSA today congratulated OSA Member Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University, Japan, along with Isamu Akasaki of Nagoya University and Meijo University, Japan, and Shuji Nakamura of the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, for being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Developed by a team of researchers at Duke University in North Carolina, USA, the “gigapixel whole-body photographic camera” is essentially three dozen cameras in one, allowing the researchers to image the entire body down to a freckle.

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