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Practical quantum cryptography within reach

Quantum cryptography, a completely secure means of communication, is much closer to being used practically as researchers from Toshiba and Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory have now developed high speed detectors capable of receiving information with much higher key rates, thereby able to receive more information faster.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2009

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Center to investigate plant cells for better biomass fuels

Cutting edge approaches and methodology employed by plant and molecular biologists, chemists, physicists, material scientists, computational modelers and engineers will be applied to plant cells in the newly funded Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation, a Department of Energy, Energy Frontier Research Center at Penn State.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2009

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The Photonic Universe - faster, further, smarter

The Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS), the newest institute in the University of Sydney and the only one of its kind in Australia, launched last week with a one-day symposium The Photonic Universe - Faster, Further, Smarter.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2009

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Matrix protein key to fighting viruses

Researchers from Durham University's Centre for Bioactive Chemistry are developing methods that show how proteins interact with cell membranes when a virus strikes.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2009

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