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2011-08-15 22:37:36

Optical fiber communication is the backbone for the telecommunications infrastructure that supports the Internet.

2011-07-06 00:04:45

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been changing the way we see the world since the 1960s.

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2011-04-20 09:13:50

Optical cloaking approach described in Optics Express shows potential for myriad futuristic applications.

2010-12-09 13:07:19

Versatile electronic gadgets should employ a number of important criteria: small in size, quick in operation, inexpensive to fabricate, and deliver high precision output.

2010-12-07 14:17:11

Recent progress in chalcogenide glass photonics has been driven by scientific and technological challenges in a variety of areas.

2010-09-14 12:32:22

Developing renewable energy sources has never been more important, and solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies show great potential in this field.

2010-07-07 16:59:41

Advanced imaging technologies that promise to improve the development of effective drugs to treat lung cancer are the focus of the current special issue of Optics Express (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe), an open-access journal published by the Optical Society (OSA).

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2010-06-10 08:46:48

In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers have demonstrated a new type of pulsed laser that excels at not producing light.

2010-03-16 13:47:40

Researchers at the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics have discovered a way to make liquid flow vertically upward along a silicon surface, overcoming the pull of gravity, without pumps or other mechanical devices.

2009-11-13 13:10:18

Scientists and curiosity seekers who want to know what a partially or completely cloaked object would look like in real life can now get their wish -- virtually.


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honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.