Current Headlines

  1. Can A Blood Sensitivity Test Reliably Detect Cancer?
    8/1/2014

    Researchers at England’s University of Bradford have created a simple blood test that they say could provide a reliable means of detecting a number of different types of cancer.

  2. Wearable Device Could Provide Early Detection Of Diabetes-Related Complication
    7/30/2014

    A research team in Taiwan that includes scientists from National Taiwan University Hospital and National Chiao-Tung University has created a device called a pupillometer designed to measure certain conditions in the wearer’s pupil in order to predict the early onset of a complication related to diabetes.

  3. OSA Journal Portfolio Continues To Lead Optics Category In Total Citations And Articles In Thomson Reuters 2014 Journal Citation Reports
    7/30/2014

    The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce its full portfolio of journals again leads the Optics category in the total number of citations and total number of articles published according to the 2014 edition of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) (Thomson Reuters, 2014), which was released yesterday.

  4. Varioptic Launches A Long-Range Imaging M12 Auto Focus Lens Module
    7/29/2014

    Varioptic, a Business Unit of Parrot SA, recently announces the addition of Caspian M12-39N0-15.8 to its range of Auto Focus lens modules. With its 15.8 mm effective focal length, the longest in the Caspian M12 family, this new lens enables multi-megapixel, long range imaging with absolutely no moving parts.

  5. New Development Kit For Spectral Sensing Applications From Ocean Optics
    7/29/2014

    Ocean Optics has introduced a new set of spectral sensing tools for developers and others who want to deploy spectroscopy in new applications.

  6. A Transistor-Like Amplifier For Single Photons
    7/29/2014

    Data transmission over long distances usually utilizes optical techniques via glass fibres – this ensures high speed transmission combined with low power dissipation of the signal. For quite some years possibilities have been explored how to go one step further and perform all-optical data processing, with optical transistors and optical logic gates.

  7. SPIE Launches Neurophotonics Journal With Special Section On BRAIN Initiative
    7/29/2014

    The new peer-reviewed journal Neurophotonics, published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, will facilitate further collaboration on technological advances in optogenetics, photoacoustics, spectroscopy, and more.

  8. The Quantum Cheshire Cat
    7/29/2014

    The Cheshire Cat featured in Lewis Caroll’s novel “Alice in Wonderland” is a remarkable creature: it disappears, leaving its grin behind. Can an object be separated from its properties? It is possible in the quantum world. In an experiment, neutrons travel along a different path than one of their properties – their magnetic moment. This “Quantum Cheshire Cat” could be used to make high precision measurements less sensitive to external perturbations.

  9. Building ‘Invisible’ Materials With Light
    7/28/2014

    A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such as invisibility cloaks and cloaking devices.

  10. SPIE Leaders Step Up Advocacy To Loosen Restrictions On Government Employee Conference Travel
    7/28/2014

    Leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, continue to stress that reducing access on the part of U.S. governmental employees to emerging research limits innovation and jeopardizes national security.

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