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Researchers Use 3D Printer to Print Glass

For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D printed chalcogenide glass, a unique material used to make optical components that operate at mid-infrared wavelengths. The ability to 3D print this glass could make it possible to manufacture complex glass components and optical fibers for new types of low-cost sensors, telecommunications components and biomedical devices

Added: 18 Apr 2019


New Survey Jointly Commissioned by SPIE and OSA Assesses Level of Harassment at Scientific Meetings

In a new professional conduct survey jointly commissioned by The Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, over 9% of respondents say they experienced harassment at meetings or events hosted by the scientific societies. Of those who experienced harassment, 63% were women

Added: 16 Apr 2019


The Optical Society Names Pablo Artal the 2019 Edgar D. Tillyer Award Recipient

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Pablo Artal, Universidad de Murcia, Spain the 2019 Edgar D. Tillyer Award winner.

Added: 16 Apr 2019


The Optical Society Names Fred Leonberger the 2019 David Richardson Medal Recipient

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Fred Leonberger, EOvation Advisors LLC, U.S.A., winner of the 2019 David Richardson Medal.

Added: 12 Apr 2019


New Super-Accurate Optical Atomic Clocks Pass Critical Test

Researchers have measured an optical clock’s ticking with record-breaking accuracy while also showing the clock can be operated with unprecedented consistency.

Added: 11 Apr 2019


The Optical Society Names Valery Tuchin the 2019 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award Recipient

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Valery Tuchin, Saratov State University, National Research University of Russia, the 2019 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award recipient.

Added: 09 Apr 2019


Shining Lasers on Mouse Brains Sheds Light on Cells Central to Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia

Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia are some of the most common brain disorders and have been associated with problems in cells that contain a type of protein, called parvalbumin.

Added: 09 Apr 2019


The Optical Society Names Jian-Wei Pan the 2019 R.W. Wood Prize Recipient

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Jian-Wei Pan, University of Science and Technology of China, the 2019 recipient of the R.W. Wood Prize.

Added: 05 Apr 2019


New Plastic Films Deflect or Trap Heat with Zero Energy Required

Researchers have developed new plastic films that stay cool when exposed to sunlight and are very lightweight, strong and bendable.

Added: 02 Apr 2019


The Optical Society Names Alexander Gaeta the 2019 Charles Hard Townes Award Winner

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University, U.S.A., the 2019 Charles Hard Townes Award recipient.

Added: 02 Apr 2019


OSA and IS&T Name Nabeel Agha Riza 2019 Edwin H. Land Medal Recipient

The Optical Society (OSA) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) are pleased to name Nabeel Agha Riza, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland the 2019 Edwin H. Land Medal winner.

Added: 29 Mar 2019


Technique Uses Well-Known Dye to Watch Amyloid Plaques in the Brain

While amyloid plaques have long been closely associated with mechanisms driving Alzheimer’s disease, visualizing how amyloid proteins assemble continues to prove difficult. The nanometer-sized amyloid fibrils are only a fraction of the size that the best light microscopes are able to resolve. New work repurposing one of the oldest known reagents for amyloid looks to help provide a clearer picture of how fibrils come together

Added: 26 Mar 2019