This week's top photonics news picks--July 19, 2013

July 18, 2013
Check out our editors' top news picks for this week, from Laser Focus World and elsewhere.
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Check out our editors' top news picks for this week, from Laser Focus World and elsewhere:

1. One of my favorite LFW cover stories this year and a good look at the technology behind Google Glass and other smart glasses.
"Head-worn displays: Useful tool or niche novelty?"

2. In contrast, here's an article from MIT Technology Review about the potential downside of such smart glasses--vulnerability to hacking.
"Researchers Find Security Cracks in Google Glass"

3. Understandably, the most popular article on the LFW website this week has been a blog about the fruit of the season, strawberries, from contributing editor Jeff Hecht.
"Deep-UV LEDs preserve strawberries"

4. Years of leading the way in ultrafast science and technology have been acknowledged by her peers--Ursula Keller serves as an inspiration to women entering the world of laser science and technology.
"Ultrafast laser researcher Ursula Keller wins 2013 LIA Schawlow Award"

5. Super-resolution microscopy provides a new understanding of the nuclear pore complex, which controls access to the genome by acting as a gate into the cell’s nucleus.
"Super-res microscopy solves the structure of the nuclear pore"

About the Author

Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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