Archive: 07/5/2005

Holograms detect digital fraud

A new technique for detecting forged photographs will help newspapers and magazines check celebrity pictures that might have been doctored to make them more newsworthy, and prevent hackers from tampering with sensitive legal ...

Jul 05, 2005
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Lufthansa and Siemens Business Services test biometric check-in

Some 400 Lufthansa employees at Frankfurt Airport (Germany) have begun testing fingerprint-based check-in and boarding procedures. In its efforts to make its airport handling processes faster, more secure and more efficient, ...

Jul 05, 2005
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Quantum cryptography: No Signaling and quantum key distribution

A new research article outlines another aspect of Quantum Cryptography In "No Signaling and quantum key distribution", a new paper published in Physical Review Letters 95 (010503 – 2005), Barrett, Hardy and Kent give the firs ...

Jul 05, 2005
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World's most powerful diode pumped solid state laser

A revolutionary new laser under development at DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory could drastically reduce casualties by U.S. forces. The Solid State Heat Capacity Laser program has already successfully ach ...

Jul 05, 2005
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Dust and gas from Comet 9P/Tempel 1 seen by ESA OGS

Dust and gas are seen in these images of Comet 9P/Tempel 1, as observed with the 1-metre ESA Optical Ground Station (OGS) telescope, located at the Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife, Canary Islands. ...

Jul 05, 2005
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Tempel 1 is weak X-ray source, XMM-Newton confirms

ESA's XMM-Newton observations of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 revealed that the object is a weak X-ray source. These data were acquired on 4 July 2005 by one of the EPIC X-ray cameras on board the spacecraft during the ...

Jul 05, 2005
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Pollution penalties record in Europe

On the eve of this week's Group of Eight summit that is to include climate change talks, Europe's pollution costs jumped to record levels.

Jul 05, 2005
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