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  • Shortly after the Hubble Space Telescope went into orbit in 1990 it was discovered that the craft had blurred vision. Fortunately, Space Shuttle astronauts were able to remedy the problem a few years later with supplemental optics. Now, a team of Italian researchers has performed a similar sight-correcting feat for a microscope imaging technique designed to explore a universe seemingly as vast as Hubble’s but at the opposite end of the size spectrum—the neural pathways of the brain.


  • New optics research by a team of South Korean investigators offers the prospect of glasses-free, 3-D display technology for commercial theaters. Their new technique, described in a paper published today in the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal Optics Express, can bring this added dimension while using space more efficiently and at a lower cost than current 3-D projection technology.


  • Al Goshaw, a James B. Duke Professor at Duke University in North Carolina, will give a keynote presentation at the plenary session of the Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2012, taking place in Rochester, N.Y., Oct. 14-18. Goshaw is a member of one of the two independent research teams that announced the likely discovery of the elusive Higgs boson particle last month.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) expresses its condolences at the passing of the Society’s first executive director, Jarus W. Quinn, who died Aug. 11 in North Carolina. He would have been 82 on Aug. 25.


  • The Optical Society (OSA) is live webcasting a roundtable discussion at Stanford University devoted to the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) recently-released report, Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation. Several members of the NAS Harnessing Light committee will discuss their findings, as well as current and future global innovations and technological opportunities enabled by optical science.

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