Researchers are using ferroelectric liquid crystals and micro-polymers to develop thin, flexible, large-screen displays with the ability to supply moving images.by Hideo Fujikake, Hiroto Sato and Takeshi Murashige
Research into controlled combustion can address modern problems in emissions and noise control, energy efficiency, fire extinction and waste management. Laser diagnostics are helping take this field to the next level.by Mark Linne and James Gord
Decades of research into fiber-optic sensing are now being translated into safe, precise measuring instruments—including gyroscopes, temperature probes, hydrophones and chemical monitors.by Brian Culshaw
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Known as the father of popular photography, George Eastman was also a shrewd businessman who found a way to "institutionalize innovation" by creating a corporate research laboratory at Kodak.
The unusual career of U.S. Rep. Vernon Ehlers, Ph.D.
An optics Ph.D. student and her husband recently led a group of University of Rochester students to Malawi, Africa, for a three- week cross-cultural enrichment trip.