News of the WeekCryptography

Quantum Network Set to Send Uncrackable Secrets

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  03 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5898, pp. 32-33
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5898.32b

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


Next week in Vienna, European scientists and engineers will put the bizarre and abstruse laws of quantum mechanics to a practical, everyday use. Researchers will demonstrate a network for transmitting uncrackable encoded messages in quantum-mechanical packets of light.