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September 2008

A Brief History of Lighting

David DiLaura

In the beginning, there was light. Everyone knows that part. But how did we learn to control and use it for ourselves? This history highlights several technologies that have been used to produce light: flame from wood, oil and gas; arc or glow from electricity; and the fluorescence of minerals.


Using Single-Particle Fluorescence to Detect Bioaerosols

Using single-particle fluorescence spectroscopy, scientists are conducting widespread, real-time monitoring of bioaerosols that will deepen their understanding of the effects of airborne particles on human health and climate change.

A 3D Coffee Break: Using coffee cups, cardboard and a few other basic tools, the author transforms his coffee break into an exciting optical experience. Now you can too.

Using coffee cups, cardboard and a few other basic tools, the author transforms his coffee break into an exciting optical experience. Now you can too.

Display Research at Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University

The Display Institute at National Chiao Tung University is helping Taiwan to remain a world leader in display science and technology.


OPN Talks with John Mather

Toronto’s Rendezvous with Science

Scratch Forensics

Developing a Strategy for Foreign Patent Filing

Using Nano-Optics to Control the Phase of Light

Light-Scattering Method Measures Cell Nuclei

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Making Policy a Priority


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