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  1. OSA Kicks Off International Year Of Light Educational Efforts At Frontiers In Optics 2014
    10/17/2014

    The Optical Society (OSA) recently announced that its annual meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2014, taking place next week in Tucson, Arizona, USA, will serve as the launch for its extensive educational outreach associated with the 2015 International Year of Light (IYL).

  2. Optics And Photonics Technology Leaders, Researchers And Companies To Convene At OSA’s Annual Meeting, Frontiers In Optics 2014
    10/16/2014

    Innovations from more than 600 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during The Optical Society’s (OSA) 98th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2014, being held Oct. 19 - 23 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

  3. Making Mass Spectroscopy Mobile
    10/16/2014

    Using a new sampling technique combined with a portable mass spectrometer, Purdue University researchers have created a miniaturized lab. A long list of tests can now be run rapidly without conventional sample preparation methods.

  4. US Navy Awards Raytheon $49.5M Enhanced Laser Maverick Production Contract
    10/16/2014

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $49.5 million contract for production of new laser-guided Maverick missiles (AGM-65E2/L).

  5. Light Bending Material Facilitates The Search For New Particles
    10/16/2014

    Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators. But now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a material that makes it much easier to distinguish the particles.

  6. Magnetic Mirrors Enable New Technologies By Reflecting Light In Uncanny Ways
    10/16/2014

    As in Alice’s journey through the looking-glass to Wonderland, mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways, including a new class of mirror that works like no other.

  7. NASA’s Hubble Finds Extremely Distant Galaxy Through Cosmic Magnifying Glass
    10/16/2014

    Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy - one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

  8. Optics And Photonics Technology Leaders, Researchers And Companies To Convene At Frontiers In Optics
    10/15/2014

    Innovations from more than 600 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during The Optical Society's (OSA) 98th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2014, being held Oct. 19 - 23 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

  9. Beyond LEDs: Brighter, New Energy-Saving Flat Panel Lights Based On Carbon Nanotubes
    10/14/2014

    Planar light source using a phosphor screen with highly crystalline single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as field emitters demonstrates its potential for energy-efficient lighting device.

  10. New Light On The "Split Peak" Of Alcohols
    10/14/2014

    Newswise — WASHINGTON D.C., October 14, 2014 -- For scientists probing the electronic structure of materials using a relatively new technique called resonant inelastic soft X-ray scattering (RIXS) in the last few years, a persistent question has been how to account for "split peak" spectra seen in some hydrogen-bonded materials.

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