Archive: 14/06/2011

Making quantum cryptography truly secure

Quantum key distribution (QKD) is an advanced tool for secure computer-based interactions, providing confidential communication between two remote parties by enabling them to construct a shared secret key during the course ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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Improving catalysis

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cardiff University research may help to improve the way that metal nanoparticles are used in catalysis – the process of making chemical reactions go faster.

dateJun 14, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Measuring fundamental constants with methanol

Key to the astronomical modeling process by which scientists attempt to understand our universe, is a comprehensive knowledge of the values making up these models. These are generally measured to exceptionally high confidence ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in General Physics
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LRO takes extreme close-up of eclipse

(PhysOrg.com) -- Orbiting about 31 miles above the lunar surface, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft will get a "front-row seat" to the total lunar eclipse on June 15, says Noah Petro, Associate Project ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Miniaturized power modules for aircraft bodies

Aircraft maintenance can be time consuming and expensive. It is much simpler if the airplane itself reports, where maintenance is required. The best solution is an approach for the sensor network, which even provides its ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Engineering
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