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The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society today announced that Alan H. Gnauck of Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA, is the recipient of the 2016 John Tyndall Award, an honor endowed by Corning, Inc. Gnauck is being recognized for “sustained pioneering research contributions that drove commercialization of high-speed, high capacity lightwave communication systems.”

– The Optical Society (OSA) is hosting an Incubator meeting on Adaptive Structured Illumination on Wednesday, 4 November to Friday, 6 November at OSA. The purpose of this Incubator meeting is to explore the structuring and patterning of light fields throughout photonics in five key areas: functional imaging at depth, reducing the photon budget, transmission through complex media, fundamentals of orthogonality and information transfer, and structured illumination (SI)

A researcher team from Purdue University, Indiana have developed a smartphone device and an app that together quantitatively analyzes and store the results of strip-based saliva alcohol tests — which is helpful, since the current method consists of matching up the strip against a color scale on its packaging.

Diamonds are renowned for their exquisite beauty and unrivaled durability, but they also are highly prized by scientists and engineers for their exceptional optical and physical properties

In the 1971 film Diamonds are Forever, British secret agent James Bond uses fake fingerprints as part of a ploy to assume the identity of a diamond smuggler. At the time, sham prints were purely a futuristic bit of Bond gadgetry, but technology has since caught up.

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