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A new reconfigurable device that emits patterns of thermal infrared light in a fully controllable manner could one day make it possible to collect waste heat at infrared wavelengths and turn it into usable energy

The Optical Society (OSA) invites student members to join their peers and luminaries at eight International OSA Network of Students (IONS) Conferences around the globe in 2017. IONS conferences are student-led, student-centric events hosted by leaders among OSA’s more than 350 student chapters in over 60 countries.

The OSA BioPhotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences concluded in San Diego with over 300 attendees and a robust technical program covering the ever increasing role of optics in biology and medicine. Today’s optical technologies can be used for imaging and sensing everything from molecules to man. The OSA BioPhotonics Congress was comprised of five topical meetings highlighting the role of optics in the study and treatment of various challenges in the life sciences ranging from molecular level investigations to clinical treatment of patients. ​

The Optical Society (OSA), the leading professional association in optics and photonics, will host a variety of special events during the 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, from 14-19 May 2017. The events feature unique networking and professional development programs, a reception with OSA Publishing editors and special opportunities for OSA members and their families.

For the first time, researchers have followed the development of blood vessels in zebrafish embryos without using any labels or contrast agents, which may disturb the biological processes under study.

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