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News Article | September 21, 2017

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2017 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FIO + LS) conference and exhibition concluded today featuring the latest in optics and photonics research and technology. With over 1,200 attendees, this year’s meeting has been redesigned to provide attendees with innovative elements, such as the new Science and Industry Showcase and Visionary Speakers, and new presentation formats to spur thoughtful conversation around a richer array of results. The conference was built around four transformative technologies that are redefining the future: Automotive, Nanophotonics and Plasmonics, Optics in Computing and Virtual Reality and Augmented Vision. “The technology enabled by optics and photonics is extraordinary,” said Roseanne Sension, general co-chair for Laser Science. “The conference aligned the FIO + LS programming to offer a true glimpse of the intersection of science and applications.” Addressing the new meeting format, Susana Marcos, general co-chair for Frontiers in Optics said, “FIO + LS’s new programming, speaker categories and presentation opportunities offered an exciting new experience for people at either their first FIO + LS meeting, or those who have been attending for many years, with trans-disciplinary contents, fostering exchanges between academia and industry, and cross-pollination opportunities across fields.” Bridging the gap between academia and applied research, this year’s conference featured a variety of special events on the exhibition floor, live demonstrations and programming to support professional development and facilitate networking. Highlights included seven programs from OSA Technical Groups discussing nearly every facet of the optics community, electronic posters presented by attendees and students and ‘rapid oral’ presentations which offered a new format for presenters, attendees and exhibitors to share and collaborate. Groot Gregory, technical marketing director at Synopsys and FIO + LS exhibitor, said, “The new features incorporated this year, such as the integration of the posters and ‘rapid fire’ oral presentations, was an effective way to bring conference attendees to the exhibition floor. Those direct interactions, maximized our ability to connect with current and potential customers.” Jin U. Kang, from the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR), Johns Hopkins University, added, “Our team had a live demonstration of surgical robots for eye surgery on display at FIO + LS. The exhibition offered us an opportunity to connect with those in the optical sciences to showcase how photonic techniques can be used to guide medical robots and provide critical information that can make robotic surgeries safer and better.” FIO + LS featured two outstanding plenary speakers focusing on the high-profile technologies that are reshaping automobiles and astrophysics. Plenary presentations from Jason Eichenholz looked at LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, and Laura Cadonati detailed LIGO’s recent achievements in creating a new astronomy of gravitational waves. “We were extremely fortunate to have Jason and Laura as our plenary speakers this year,” said Steven Cundiff, co-chair of Frontiers in Optics meeting. “Gravitational waves and the future of self-driving cars are hot optics. Not only for optics and photonics, but for society as a whole. The discoveries these two discussed will affect how we get around in the future and how much we can learn about the universe.” In addition to the plenary speakers, FIO + LS took advantage of the Washington, DC location and featured a talk from Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and former Congressman from New Jersey. The program focused on the role scientists should play in the policy-making process, how people can get more involved in legislative process and a question and answer session with the audience. As technology advances at an ever-increasing pace, the potential applications for optics continue to grow and fuel new discoveries. To highlight the breakthrough work being done in optics, a new speaker category of was introduced this year. Mark G. Raizen, general co-chair for Laser Science further explained, “The Visionary Speaker series is a great initiative, providing colloquium-style talks by recognized leaders in optics and laser science.” These “Visionary Speakers” were optical science innovators and leaders from both within and beyond the optics and photonics community. The Visionary Speakers discussed the future of innovation as it related to the four main conference themes. Videos of these presentations will be available on-demand in October on the FIO + LS website. Researchers from around the world presented industry leading technical peer-reviewed papers on topics including: Relativistic Self-Focusing Gives Mid-IR Driven Electrons a Boost — A team of researchers from the University of Maryland in College Park, USA and the Technical University of Vienna, Austria observed the production of relativistic electrons driven by low-energy, ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses. Getting Hold of Quantum Dot Biosensors — Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China harnessed the power of optical tweezers to develop an all-silicon nanoantenna to trap individual quantum dots suspended in a microfluidic chamber. Clamping Down on Causality by Probing Laser Cavities — A collaboration between the University of Central Florida and Yale University was able to monitor the optical response of an externally probed laser cavity before and after gain clamping, revealing the underlying mechanisms driving the cavity’s responses. FIO + LS 2017 provided attendees from around the world with the opportunity to network, present, learn, and connect. The 2018 conference will be held on 16-20 September at the Washington Hilton, Washington, District of Columbia, USA. Frontiers in Optics is The Optical Society’s (OSA) Annual Meeting and held together with Laser Science, a meeting sponsored by the American Physical Society’s Division of Laser Science (DLS). The two meetings unite the OSA and APS communities for five days of quality, cutting-edge presentations, in-demand invited speakers and a variety of special events spanning a broad range of topics in optics and photonics—the science of light—across the disciplines of physics, biology and chemistry. The exhibit floor will feature leading optics companies, technology products and programs. More information at: Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit

Madureira R.,Federal University of Paraná | Filho N.D.P.R.,Fio Inc | Dos Santos A.R.,State University Londrina | Dias A.L.,State University Londrina | And 3 more authors.
Semina:Ciencias Agrarias | Year: 2017

A male miniature Schnauzer with cryptorchidism and a mass growth in the right inguinal canal was admitted to the clinical center of a veterinary hospital. During surgical resection of the mass, tubular formations were found, connecting the mass to the left testicle. Histopathology revealed that the tubular formations were uterine tubes and the mass was a seminoma associated with a sertolioma of the right testicle. Further analysis also showed atrophy of the left testicle. Cytogenetic evaluation revealed normal chromosomes of male gender, 78, XY, which led to the conclusion that this was a male pseudohermaphrodite.

Piagentini M.,São Paulo State University | Moya-Araujo C.F.,Fio Inc | Prestes N.C.,São Paulo State University | Sartor I.F.,São Paulo State University
Parasitology Research | Year: 2012

Neospora caninum is considered in many countries as one of the key abortion agents in cattle. This study aims to investigate the parasite behavior in dairy cattle in the municipality of Avaré, SP, Brazil, where abortions frequently occur. An ELISA was performed to compare two samplings on a total of 615 animals; tests were performed in the same herds with a gap of 3 years. An increase in the percentage of reactive animals was observed, ranging from 21.6% at the first sampling to 38.9% at the second sampling. Of the 176 animals tested at both samplings, 61.93% retained a non-reactive status, 15.9% retained a reactive status, 19.88% switched from non-reactive to reactive and 2.27% switched from reactive to non-reactive. Of the 100 animals with reproductive disturbances, 50% presented anti- Neospora antibodies, thereby indicating the presence of the protozoa. When comparing cows and their respective female offspring, a predominance of horizontal infection was observed. Moreover, considering the significant percentage of animals that switched from non-reactive to reactive and the abundant presence of dogs among the herds, the N. caninum transmission may be attributed to presence of carnivores. © Springer-Verlag 2012.

Souza L.W.O.,Fio Inc | Andrade A.F.C.,University of Sao Paulo | Celeghini E.C.C.,University of Sao Paulo | Negrao J.A.,University of Sao Paulo | De Arruda R.P.,University of Sao Paulo
Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia | Year: 2011

The objectives of this study were to validate a non-extractive RIA for seminal testosterone and quantify the hormone using a solid-phase commercial kit, and study the correlation between testosterone in seminal plasma and sperm characteristics. Parallelism showed a correlation index r = 0.992 (Y = -5.47 + 1.073X; R 2 = 0.985), indicating that the nonextractive method presented is indicated particularly for assessment of testosterone when establishing comparisons between samples. Overall mean (±SD) of testosterone level was 0.60±0.65 ng/mL. Correlation was only found between the seminal concentrations of testosterone and pH of the semen. © 2011 Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia.

Rosolem C.A.,São Paulo State University | Steiner F.,Fio Inc
Bioscience Journal | Year: 2014

There are few studies for the crambe crop (Crambe abyssinica Hochst), and studies that characterize the sufficiency level of K in the soil and leaves are indispensable to support future programs potassium fertilization for this crop of fall/winter. An experiment was carried out to investigate the response of crambe to K soil. The experiment was carried out on a clayey Red Latossol under no-till in Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil. Treatments consisted of seven K levels in the soil, resulting from the application year (2000 to 2010), the summer crop (soybean), 0, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 and 180 kg ha-1 K2O. Before starting the experiment, soil samples were collected at depths of 0-20 cm and soil K contents determined by the resin and Mehlich-1 method. The sufficiency levels of K in soil and leaves were obtained considering the relative yield of 90%. When the levels of soil K extracted by resin and Mehlich-1, are above 88 and 94 mg dm-3, respectively, equivalent to 26 g kg-1 K in the leaves, the increase in crop yield of crambe is unlikely. These values should match the sufficiency level of crop and are sufficient to achieve relative grain yield of 90%.

Lv Z.,Chinese Academy of Sciences | Su T.,Fio Inc
SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Posters, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2014 | Year: 2014

In order to have a good visual analysis for the seabed, we created a 'virtual-seabed' according to the real one. The 3D seabed platform in this poster is based on a 'section-drilling' model that can accomplish the modeling, visualization and analysis of the integrated data of the seabed on either website or smartphone.

Freiberger M.B.,São Paulo State University | Guerrini I.A.,São Paulo State University | Castoldi G.,São Paulo State University | Steiner F.,Fio Inc | Bull L.T.,São Paulo State University
Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental | Year: 2014

The objectives of this study were to evaluate the mineral nutrition and the response of physic nut to potassium fertilization as well as to assess whether the species can absorb K from the non-exchangeable soil fraction. The study was conducted in a greenhouse, in randomized blocks, and with four repetitions. Physic nut plants were cultivated in plastic recipients filled with 50 dm3 of a Dark Red Latosol fertilized with rates of 0, 40, 80, 120 and 160 mg K dm-3 of soil. One hundred and fifty days after planting, the height, stem diameter and leaf area of the plants were measured, and the dry mass, concentration in leaf and total accumulation of macro and micronutrients were determined, as well as the soil contents of exchangeable and non-exchangeable K. The K balance in the soil-plant system was also calculated. The increase of potassium fertilization resulted in a greater uptake of K, Ca and Mn but did not alter the total dry mass production of physic nut. The species can release and absorb K from the non-exchangeable soil fraction.

Wang J.,Fio Inc | Su T.,Fio Inc
2010 2nd IITA International Conference on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IITA-GRS 2010 | Year: 2010

According to the practical requirements of marine scientific research and marine resources exploration, a marine geophysical information sharing platform was designed, configured and developed based on WebGIS technology using MapServer Open Source platform. The platform can provide convenient, efficient and interactive marine geophysical information sharing and visualization through internet or intranet in order to improve marine scientific data exchange and use. © 2010 IEEE.

Fio Inc | Date: 2013-05-28

A tank is provided, including a tray positioned on a skid; an outer tank wall positioned within the tray; an inner tank wall positioned within the first outer tank wall; wherein the outer tank walls is moveable from a first position wherein the inner tank wall is substantially contained within the outer tank wall; and a second position wherein the moveable outer tank wall is elevated, thereby increasing the height and storage capacity of the tank.

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