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  • Congressman John L. Mica (Winter Park, FL) witnessed space-age technologies being developed at the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) at University of Central Florida (UCF) in a recent briefing by professors, students and researchers connected with the university.

  • The applications of gene therapy and genetic engineering are broad: everything from pet fish that glow red to increased crop yields worldwide to cures for many of the diseases that plague humankind. But realizing them always starts with solving the same basic scientific question—how to "transfect" a cell by inserting foreign DNA into it.

  • The bi-annual OSA-CIOMP summer session will provide an opportunity for 100 graduate students from 10 countries to further their education in the field of optics and photonics by interacting with world-renowned instructors, local scientists in China and fellow students.

  • The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Sharon Grace has joined the society as its new chief of staff. Grace will oversee OSA’s government relations, communications, marketing, governance, volunteer relations and history programs.

  • Butterfly wings can do remarkable things with light, and humans are still trying to learn from them. Physicists have now uncovered how subtle differences in the tiny crystals of butterfly wings create stunningly varied patterns of color even among closely related species.

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