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Celebrating a century of light
Celebrating a century of light
Since its founding in 1916, 100 years ago, The Optical Society has brought together a global community of scientists, engineers, business leaders, and students whose work in optics and photonics has transformed the world.
Shining a light on technology and infrastructure to reach the �Moon�
Shining a light on technology and infrastructure to reach the �Moon�
Over the last several decades, the �war on cancer� has been characterized as a series of lengthy, hard-fought and costly campaigns resulting in a limited number of significant but narrow victories against a complex and ever-mutable foe.
Imaging at the Speed of Light
Imaging at the Speed of Light
Researchers have improved upon a new camera technology that can image at speeds about 100 times faster than today�s commercial cameras while also capturing more image frames. The new technology opens a host of new possibilities for studying extremely f...
New Technique Could Improve Angular Resolution of Telescopes Beyond the Diffraction Limit
New Technique Could Improve Angular Resolution of Telescopes Beyond the Diffraction Limit
The angular resolution of a telescope is the smallest angle between two objects that still can be resolved as separate things; in a telescope with high angular resolution, those objects can be very close together and yet still appear distinct.