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The Optical Society (OSA) celebrates its 100th anniversary with the Light the Future speaker series at eight international events in 2016. The events are open to conference attendees, invited guests and the local community. The program features visionaries, futurists and Nobel Prize winners who will provide an opportunity to look forward to optics and photonics innovations. The series begins on Tuesday, 9 February at OSA’s Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

All the world's data – pictures, video, sounds, and text – has to traverse complex networks of optical fibers that crisscross cities, regions, and countries. To better handle the glut of information, a research team from NOKIA Bell Labs, have developed a new device that could become a crucial component of new flexible and optimized networks.

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:

         

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