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The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce Dmitry S. Bodunov of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in Russia was this year’s recipient of a travel grant to the Optical Society’s (OSA) Renewable Energy and the Environment Congress that took place Nov. 11-14 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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