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Blood tests convey vital medical information, but the sight of a needle often causes anxiety and results take time. A new device developed by a team of researchers in Israel, however, can reveal much the same information as traditional blood test in real-time, simply by shining a light through the skin. This optical instrument, no bigger than a breadbox, is able to provide high-resolution images of blood coursing through our veins without the need for harsh and short-lived fluorescent dyes.

The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of 143 new Senior Members—an OSA membership distinction that provides well-established individuals with the opportunity to request a designation that recognizes their experience and professional accomplishments or service within the field of optics and photonics. The 143 Senior Members were announced at CLEO: 2012 in San Jose earlier this month. A listing of the newly inducted Senior Members appears below.

CLEO: 2012, concluded in San Jose last week after six days of technical and business programming highlighting the latest research and developments in the fields of lasers and electro-optics. Attendees heard presentations on ultrafast lasers, OCT, optical sensing, and nanophotonic devices from some of the top scientists, engineers, and business people around the world.

The Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, announced this week that R. Barry Johnson of Alabama A&M University is the recipient of the 2012 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award for Lens Design Fundamentals, Second Edition, a substantially revised and expanded update to the late Rudolf Kingslake’s 1978 First Edition.

The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of the Newport Student Travel Grants and the Incubic/Milton Chang Student Travel Grants. The 15 recipients, from 10 countries, will present research papers this week at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2012) in San Jose.

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