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Rob Clark comments on bipartisan ‘Manufacturing Universities’ bill

March 18, 2015

The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015 would establish a program within the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) charged with designating 25 schools as “Manufacturing Universities.”

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Rochester named 1 of 3 finalists for integrated photonics institute

Rochester named 1 of 3 finalists for integrated photonics institute

January 30, 2015

The Department of Defense announced Friday that Rochester is one of three finalists in the running for millions in federal dollars to fund the nation’s first Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute. We already have the edge on them. We’ve had the edge on them for a couple generations,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-25th District.

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The real life cloaking device is here and you can buy it

The real life cloaking device is here and you can buy it

January 12, 2015

Scientists at the University of Rochester invented an actual cloaking device that will make objects disappear.
This is not a joke. You can buy a cloaking device for $49. The catch? It’s not wearable. The cloaking device consists of a series of four lenses that bend light around 3D objects so they appear invisible.

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There is now an IRL invisibility cloak you can make for $50

There is now an IRL invisibility cloak you can make for $50

January 9, 2015

How about an IRL Invisibility Cloak? No, seriously, someone invented it. OK, so its not exactly a cloak. Its more like a series of four lenses that keep objects hidden from multiple angles. But it exists, it works and its kind of amazing.

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Top 10 techs that exploded in 2014

Top 10 techs that exploded in 2014

December 19, 2014

Up until this year, most researchers had some success cloaking parts of the light spectrum not visible to the human eye. They found a way to hide a 3-D object from magnetic waves, cloak sound, hide metal objects from a magnetic field and make an entire city impervious to the seismic waves from an earthquake.

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University of Rochester creates 3-D cloaking device

University of Rochester creates 3-D cloaking device

December 8, 2014

After months of media attention, researchers from the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics (USA) have published their design for a low-tech broadband cloaking device from common lenses.

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Toptica: German firm at center of optics world

Toptica: German firm at center of optics world

November 30, 2014

German-based Toptica Photonics could brag about all the global scientific and industrial applications for its precision lasers, including those by a dozen Nobel laureates in physics. “We have the best right here in Rochester,” President Mark Tolbert said.

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Rochester to compete for $200M in photonics funding

Rochester to compete for $200M in photonics funding

October 4, 2014

The Obama administration announced Friday that it would establish an Institute for Manufacturing Innovation on photonics, or the science of using light in everything from advanced manufacturing to transmitting data. The industry and related fields such as optics and imaging already account for an estimated 17,000 jobs in this region.

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Scientists shared vision for optics technology

Scientists shared vision for optics technology

October 3, 2014

Optical engineers Robert Hopkins and John Bruning were a generation apart in age. But when it came to transferring their work from the research lab to the marketplace, they were visionaries aligned.

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Scientists working on invisibility and other tech news

Scientists working on invisibility and other tech news

October 2, 2014

BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly looks at some of the best of the week’s technology – including how scientists at the University of Rochester are using a series of lenses to create a form of invisibility and plans to turn the game Tetris into a film.

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