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July 2015
There would be no Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation were it not for the hard work of our societies OSA and SPIE in Washington DC, and their members.   Kudos to Alan Willner at USC for his leadership, and to Elizabeth Rogan at OSA and Eugene Arthurs at SPIE.  Without their commitment and the...
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In a hotly contested competition that had a team led by New York State vying with a team led by Florida and another led by Southern California, the DoD has chosen the New York team as the winner for the Integrated Photonics Institute In Manufacturing Innovation:  AIM Photonics. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Senator Chuck Schumer...
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In 2014 NYPhotonics began working on (or instigating) a number of projects for the International Year of Light in Rochester.  A broad view looks like this: Rochester Museum & Science Center IYOL2015 Advisory Committee OPI Company Tours in May 2015 Illuminations, a permanent exhibition of interactive OPI science demonstrations previewing now in the Patricia Hale Gallery...
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If we are going to harness the power of the sun, the real challenge ahead is in the cost of storage. How do we store the power and use it as electricity?
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Optimax Optics On-Board the Pluto New Horizons Satellite The first mission to the dwarf planet Pluto and outer edge of our solar system to arrive on July 14th after a nine-year journey The Pluto New Horizons mission is expected to provide the first close-up photos and measurements of the dwarf planet at 7:50 a.m. ET...
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Director Sean Baker’s latest film, Tangerine, features two transgender prostitutes in Los Angeles on a hunt to find a cheating boyfriend. If that premise isn’t interesting enough to attract your interest, then consider how it was filmed: the movie had a budget of $100,000 and was filmed entirely using the iPhone 5 and New York Photonics...
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