Quantum Cryptography communication may not be secure for more than one use

Arxiv- Prisoners of their own device: Trojan attacks on device-independent quantum cryptography (7 pages) Device-independent cryptographic schemes aim to guarantee security to users based only on the output statistics of any components used, and without the need to verify their internal functionality. Since this would protect users against untrustworthy or incompetent manufacturers, sabotage or device …

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Taiwan Election has been won by KMT, it is a second term for KMT Ma

KMT Ma has won a second term KMT Ma 51 percent DPP Tsai 46 percent PFP Soong 2.8 percent the victory means a continuation of close ties with China and Taiwan. The results for the third party were lower than pre election polls. The closeness of the election likely drew away voters. Taiwan’s President Ma …

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Iran test fires missile and claims to have produced nuclear fuel rods

Telegraph UK – Iran claims to have successfully produced and tested nuclear fuel rods in an advance that Western experts have long stated is beyond Iran’s technological capabilities. Senior naval officers announced that a new medium-range missile capable of evading radar detection had been test-fired in the Persian Gulf, escalating tensions in one of the …

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Carbon nanotubes best for 3D electronics

Researchers at Chalmers have demonstrated that two stacked chips can be vertically interconnected with carbon nanotube vias through the chips. This new method improves possibilities for 3D integration of circuits, one of the most promising approaches for miniaturization and performance promotion of electronics. Three dimensional integration is a hot field within electronics since it offers …

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Rail and Pipeline expansions and project to move more Bakken Oil from North Dakota and Saskatchwan

1. Enbridge Energy Partners LP will make an additional $145 million investment in North Dakota to expand crude oil capacity and add a rail car loading facility to accommodate the additional volume, the company said today. The Houston-based petroleum company, which operates oil pipelines, said that it will increase the holding capacity at the Berthold …

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Greece, China, and World Economic Predictions

1. WSJ – The inspectors sent to Athens by Greece’s top creditors have recommended that the Greeks get the next payment of €8 billion from its 2010 bailout agreement. The decision was never in doubt because there wasn’t any other choice. If it buys time to fix Greece’s €350 billion debt disaster and save the …

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Nissan Sets New Global Benchmark with 1.2 GPa Ultra High Tensile Strength Steel with High Formability

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the world’s first Ultra High Tensile Strength Steel rated at 1.2 gigapascals (GPa). From 2013, this new, highly formable steel will be produced as steel plates for use in cold pressing structural body parts. To be deployed globally in models across the Nissan lineup, it will reduce vehicle body …

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Upcoming Rossi Energy Catalyzer Tests and more product information

1. The 27 KW units that make up the 1 megawatt e-cat system have multiple core modules Questions on the ecat discussion forum and Rossi’s answers The 27MW e-cats are single core or do they have multiple cores? Multiple I was surprised by the weight (80kg) of the latest e-cats, did you increase the thickness …

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The Sinosphere: China’s New “Diaspora” Economy

Forbes – The Sinosphere: China’s New “Diaspora” Economy A close examination of the emerging Sinosphere–or Chinese sphere of influence–shows an economy that is globally dispersed, multinational and increasingly focused on the high-tech and service sectors. The Sinosphere’s roots lie with the Han expansion into southern China during the Tang dynasty (618-907). By the 12th century, …

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One of the two $150 million tickets on Space Adventures’s 2015 lunar flyby have been sold

One of the two available tickets on Space Adventures’ planned 2015 flyby of the moon has been sold, astronaut Byron Lichtenberg confirmed at an MIT conference today. If you’re sitting on a small fortune and want to see the far side of the moon, act fast before the last seat on the Soyuz spacecraft is …

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