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2017 Archive

Optimism and Curiosity Spur Knox's inventions

December 17, 2017

A professor of optics at the University of Rochester, Knox has been awarded a slew of patents – 50 in the US, and another 150 or so worldwide. Most recently, he co-invented a potentially game-changing way of correcting vision by noninvasively modifying the cornea with femtosecond lasers. It also works with contact lenses and intra-ocular lenses.

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The New York Light and Sound Interactive Conference and Expo September 12-14, 2017 - Rochester, New York

September 12, 2017

LSI in the inaugural celebration of two of Rochester's greatest strengths: imaging and music. The event includes an interactive conference, tradeshow, career fair, live demos, museum tours, networking opportunities, and an event for startup companies. LSI focuses on light- and sound-based technologies and their application into some of the fastest growing markets in the world, including virtual and augmented reality, video games, media, film, and music.

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Researchers use lasers to display ‘true’ 3-D objects

June 29, 2017

The 3-D display that was once only a mainstay of science fiction is now closer to reality, thanks to technology developed by a team of researchers at the University of Rochester.

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UR ranks 64th on worldwide patent list

June 6, 2017

The University of Rochester ranked 64th and the State University of New York ranked 38th on the annual Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents for 2016 list, officials announced Tuesday.

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On the hunt for asteroids to avoid ‘near miss’ with Earth

March 23, 2017

March 23 is National Near Miss Day, a reminder of the day in 1989 when a massive asteroid nearly collided with Earth (for better or for worse, the asteroid was only discovered nine days after its close encounter with us).

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