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Slide title: Expanding our Toolbox

Slide images: illustration of the electromagnetic spectrum (background); cover of the "DOE-NSF-NIH Workshop on Opportunities in THz Science" report, based on a Workshop on Opportunities in Terahetrz (THz) Science held February 1214, 2004 (left); photos of a screwdriver, trowel and hammer (center); photo of Brian Schulkin, an IGERT trainee and doctoral student in physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who invented an ultralight, handheld terahertz spectrometer called the Mini-Z (top right); photo of the 10.4-meter Leighton telescope of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii (bottom right)

Image credits: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation (spectrum); Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy (cover on left); © 2008 JupiterImages Corporation (3 tools); Kris Qua, Rensselaer (top right); Submillimeter Observatory, and California Institute of Technology (bottom right)

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