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The organizers of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC), taking place March 6 – 10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, today announced expanded program offerings in the areas of high-speed data centers, optical internetworking and data communications for its 2011 conference and exhibition.

The Optical Society (OSA) today praised President Barack Obama for his extensive remarks recognizing the importance of American innovation, investments in scientific R&D and clean energy, and improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in last night’s State of the Union address.

One of the pioneering figures in the history of spectroscopy and non-linear optics, Boris Stoicheff, passed away last year. To honor his memory, the OSA Foundation (OSAF) and the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) have launched a fundraising campaign to establish a graduate student scholarship in his name.

The Optical Society (OSA) today announced it will establish permanent organizational ties with the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA). The leaders of both OSA and OIDA approved the action this week and the transition phase is underway.

The eyes of moths, which allow them to see well at night, are also covered with a water-repellent, antireflective coating that makes their eyes among the least reflective surfaces in nature and helps them hide from predators in the dark.


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