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If you’ve ever experienced a bad sunburn, you know the damage that ultraviolet (UV) light can cause to living cells (like your skin). Out in space, where the level of radiation from the sun can be even higher, it can damage sensitive electronics aboard in-flight spacecraft.

Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered that some species of giant clams produce their white coloration much like the displays used in televisions and smartphones do – by combining red, green and blue light.

The Optical Society (OSA) today commended U.S. President Barack Obama for his ongoing commitment to investing in science education and research. The President’s establishment of programs to further advance manufacturing technologies will help fuel future economic growth. In recognition of the president’s final State of the Union address, Elizabeth Rogan, CEO of The Optical Society, released the following statement:

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce three new editors-in-chief. Christoph Hitzenberger, P. Scott Carney and Alexandra Boltasseva have been appointed as the new editors-in-chief of Biomedical Optics Express, Journal of the Optical Society of America A and Optical Materials Express, respectively.

The Optical Society (OSA) has announced that Dr. Gregory Quarles has joined The Optical Society as Chief Scientist. In this position, Dr. Quarles is responsible for the scientific infrastructure of the society. This includes content development for OSA incubators, annual meetings and the establishment of partnerships with research laboratories around the world.

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