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Scientists today reported that the tiny light-sensing cells known as rods have been clearly and directly imaged in the living eye for the first time. Using adaptive optics (AO), the same technology astronomers use to study distant stars and galaxies, scientists can see through the murky distortion of the outer eye, revealing the eye’s cellular structure with unprecedented detail.

Vanderbilt University engineers have created a "spongy" silicon biosensor that shows promise not only for medical diagnostics, but also for the detection of dangerous toxins and other tiny molecules in the environment.

The OSA Foundation (OSAF) today announced a new fiscal sponsorship agreement with the International Commission for Optics (ICO) that will allow charitable donations made to the OSA Foundation to be earmarked for ICO outreach activities.

Six members of the Optical Society (OSA) were elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in scientific research and engineering.

OSA Foundation, HRL Laboratories LLC, the IEEE Photonics Society and the APS Division of Laser Science today announced Hugo Benichi of the University of Tokyo, Japan as the winner of the annual Theodore Maiman Student Paper Competition.

         

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