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September 2017

 The Internet of Things (IoT), long a staple of tech-sector hype, is beginning to show up in real-world applications—some of them driven by optical technology. [Image: Getty Images]

The Internet of Things: From Hype to Reality

Edwin Cartlidge

The web of connected objects has so far failed to live up to its billing. But that should change.

Optics on the Go

Wearable optical technologies are emerging to keep users safe, powered-up and entertained.

Mercury-198 and the Standard Meter

From the late 19th century onward, numerous candidates were put forward as definitions of a “standard meter,” until the meter itself was dropped as a primary standard in 1983. One of those candidates was the green line of mercury-198—and therein lies an interesting optical tale.

Pathways to Innovation

An IoT-Connected World

Research and Industry News

Fiber Sensing Carves Out an IoT Space

Experts, Advisors and Advocates

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