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Harnessing laser light’s ability to gently push and pull microscopic particles, researchers have created the fiber-optic equivalent of the world’s smallest wrench. This virtual tool can precisely twist and turn the tiniest of particles, from living cells and DNA to microscopic motors and dynamos used in biological and physical research.

Hoping to expand our understanding of auroras and other fleeting atmospheric events, a team of space-weather researchers designed and built NORUSCA II, a new camera with unprecedented capabilities that can simultaneously image multiple spectral bands, in essence different wavelengths or colors, of light.

The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society are pleased to announce that James Coleman, Intel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, is the recipient of the 2013 John Tyndall Award.

The International OSA Network of Students (IONSTM) will host the fourth Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications (KOALA) in Brisbane, Australia Dec. 2-7.

The Optical Society (OSA) and The Optical Society of Korea (OSK) announced today the establishment of a new award in honor of Sang Soo Lee for his pioneering role as the “Father of Optics” in South Korea.

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