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Corning Incorporated will invest $139 Million in Monroe County, bring over 270 good-paying jobs to the region, and further cementing Rochester as the world leader in Optics technology. Schumer Says Corning Will Expand It’s Fairport Advanced Optics Center & Construct A New Laser Optics Production Facility In The Town Of Gates To Grow Upstate NY’s...
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In May 2021, the United Nations declared 2022 the International Year of Glass. University of Central Florida professor Kathleen Richardson and The Ohio State University professor Manoj Choudhary discuss the importance of glass in our lives, give the history of IYOG, and preview some of the events taking place to celebrate this International Year. View...
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Don’t miss your chance at a spot in cohort 5. Less than a week remains until our application period closes. We accept startups from anywhere in the world and participation is primarily remote. Apply online (it’s easy!) for your chance at an immediate $100,000 investment, critical business development coaching, investor introductions, and the opportunity to...
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Rohnert Park, California, September 22, 2021 – IDEX Health & Science (IH&S), the global leader in optofluidic components and subsystems, announced today that its Life Science Optics business unit has received the Laser Focus World Innovators Award for their Kola Deep™ Spectral Measurement System. This award recognizes excellent innovation, the benefits of which are clear...
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Innovations in optics, photonics and imaging are the basis of many broader technologies, which makes this expanding industry a key component of New York State’s 21st-century business plan. R&D and skilled talent, the lifeblood of this industry, are abundant in New York State, thanks to the state’s continual investment in both over the past two...
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The rise of the novel coronavirus, and the spread of the COVID-19 sickness, are central challenges facing the world today. Preventing the spread of and testing for COVID-19 are the focus of a massive worldwide research, development, and deployment effort — and some of the first, and subsequently most widely, used approaches have been based...
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Laser Focus World’s compiled list of links to optics/photonics company, university, and other institutions’ statements on COVID-19 shows that safety is paramount, and the industry is crucial to solving pandemic problems. By John Wallace Covid Company Responses To help keep Laser Focus World’s audience up to date on the state of the optics and photonics...
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Women in our culture have traditionally been recognized as mothers, educators, caregivers, and artists. We’ve seen strides toward greater recognition of women for their other contributions during the past 100 years since women’s suffrage  (the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920). In addition, society is beginning to understand the impact...
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Monroe Community College (MCC) , the nation’s leading two-year college providing optician training, located in the heart of the nation’s optics manufacturing industry, learned of the grant award on Monday evening. MCC, the nation’s only community college awarding associate degrees in precision optics, does not produce enough precision optics graduates to meet the annual demand....
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No turkey here. Photonics industry employs up to 18,000 people July 03, 2019 11:21 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC investigators exposed a laughable situation with a empty building that doesn’t pay a penny in school taxes. When we were there, we found a wild turkey nesting outside the front of the building. The building located...
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