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Scientists have demonstrated, for the first time, a new type of mirror that forgoes a familiar shiny metallic surface and instead reflects infrared light by using an unusual magnetic property of a non-metallic metamaterial.

Innovations from more than 600 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during OSA's 98th Annual Meeting, FiO 2014, being held Oct. 19 - 23 in Tucson.

The organizers of CLEO: 2015 announced today that Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be a keynote speaker at the conference’s Plenary Session next May.

Astronomers Chih-Hao Li and David Phillips of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics want to rediscover Venus—that familiar, nearby planet stargazers can see with the naked eye much of the year.

A team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and light to measure the stickiness of mucus in the airways.


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