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Quantum Network Set to Send Uncrackable Secrets

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

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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.