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  • A 3-D Light Switch for the Brain
    A 3-D Light Switch for the Brain
    19 November 2012
    A new tool for neuroscientists delivers a thousand pinpricks of light to a chunk of gray matter smaller than a sugar cube. The new fiber-optic device, created by biologists and engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, is the first tool that can deliver precise points of light to a 3-D section of living brain tissue.

  • Human Eye Gives Researchers Visionary Design for New, More Natural Lens Technology
    Human Eye Gives Researchers Visionary Design for New, More Natural Lens Technology
    13 November 2012
    Drawing heavily upon nature for inspiration, a team of researchers has created a new artificial lens that is nearly identical to the natural lens of the human eye.

  • Anne Matsuura Joins the Optical Society as Senior Science Advisor
    Anne Matsuura Joins the Optical Society as Senior Science Advisor
    05 November 2012
    The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Anne Matsuura will join their staff as a senior science advisor. In this role, Matsuura will assist with scientific and technical aspects of OSA’s programs and services, strategic development of global relationships, plus serve as an international and national government policy advisor for OSA.

  • Outstanding Student Researchers Honored at Frontiers in Optics 2012
    Outstanding Student Researchers Honored at Frontiers in Optics 2012
    02 November 2012
    The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the most recent student grant and scholarship recipients, recognized during the Optical Society’s (OSA) 96th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2012 in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Donald B. Keck Named Honorary Member of the Optical Society
    Donald B. Keck Named Honorary Member of the Optical Society
    01 November 2012
    The Board of Directors of the Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Donald B. Keck has been elected as the society’s newest Honorary Member. Keck was chosen for his “breakthrough contributions to the field of optical communications, including the invention of the first low-loss optical fiber, and for a history of service to OSA.”

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