Family Day at the BEALL
18 April 2015
11:00am - 4:00pm
Families and children of all ages are invited to enjoy FREE, hands-on art and science activities at UC Irvine’s Family Day at the Beall. The event offers a “kid-friendly” introduction to new media art relating to the Beall Center’s current exhibit, as well as presentations, hands-on activities, and more.
OSSC, OISC, UC Irvine Photonics Society and others will have demonstrations and presentations at this event.
Admission is FREE and open to the public.
April 24, 25 & 26, 2015
and others will join Vital Link of OC
and its partners in taking the lead in connecting students to career options in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Arts related professions. The program brings together student work, industry demonstrations and exhibits, college connections, and nonprofit volunteer opportunities to use their skills today to build a resume.
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Costa Mesa, California 92626
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8 April 2015
College of Optical Sciences at University of Arizona:
50 years of Excellence
Founding Dean, College of Optical Sciences
University of Arizona
Researchers Demonstrate First DASER Light Suppression Device
1 April 2015: Researchers in Southern California announced the first demonstration of the DASER light suppression device. DASER stands for Dark Attenuation and Suppression of Environmental Radiation and works using the principles of wide-field incoherent destructive interference. Energy conservation is achieved by an emitter in the back of the device causing some researchers to describe it as a vacuum cleaner for photons. Operating over the visible spectrum, the DASER can extinguish light over an area as large 50 centimeters in diameter (about 20 inches); work is being done to extend the area. Multiple DASERs can also be used in parallel as long as field overlap is avoided. The military is interested in the device as a way to conduct night combat operations during the day and law enforcement considers it as a practical way to suppress building light in field operations. Who knows, the DASER might even allow sports fans to enjoy night games during the day... Read More