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  • Re-defining Time: Transmitting extremely precise clock signals over long distances could help pave the way to a new definition of the second
    Re-defining Time: Transmitting extremely precise clock signals over long distances could help pave the way to a new definition of the second
    30 abril 2012
    Atomic clocks based on the oscillations of a cesium atom keep amazingly steady time and also define the precise length of a second. But cesium clocks are no longer the most accurate. That title has been transferred to an optical clock housed at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colo. that can keep time to within 1 second in 3.7 billion years.

  • Conquering LED Efficiency Droop: Overcoming mysterious phenomenon could lead to affordable LED lighting
    Conquering LED Efficiency Droop: Overcoming mysterious phenomenon could lead to affordable LED lighting
    30 abril 2012
    Like a coffee enthusiast who struggles to get a buzz from that third cup of morning joe, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) seem to reach a point where more electricity no longer imparts the same kick and productivity levels-off. Now a team of researchers from California and Japan has devised a new design for green and blue LEDs that avoids much of this vexing efficiency droop. The findings will be presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2012), taking place May 6-11 in San Jose, Calif.

  • Three OSA Fellows Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Three OSA Fellows Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    27 abril 2012
    Three Fellows of the Optical Society (OSA) were recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of their contributions to physics and engineering sciences and technologies, respectively. They were among 220 new members, including 203 fellows and 17 foreign honorary members.

  • Scientists and Engineers Make the Case for Sustained Federal Investments in Science and Technology
    Scientists and Engineers Make the Case for Sustained Federal Investments in Science and Technology
    25 abril 2012
    Optical Society (OSA) members from around the United States are coming together on Capitol Hill today to speak with lawmakers about science policy issues, federal investments in research and development (R&D) and discuss proposed funding levels in the upcoming FY 2013 appropriations bills.

  • CLEO Announces New Dates for 2013 Conference and Exposition
    CLEO Announces New Dates for 2013 Conference and Exposition
    25 abril 2012
    The organizers of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) today announced new dates for CLEO: 2013, which will now take place in San Jose, Calif., USA. The conference and expo will be moved to June 9 - 14, 2013, due to the decision by Messe Munich, organizers for Laser: World of Photonics, to move the dates for their 2013 event. The change in CLEO: 2013 dates will provide attendees and exhibitors more time between the two industry shows.

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