Student develops laser scanner for potato inspection

Amid growing concern about the discovery of cancer-causing chemicals in crisps and French fries, Lien Smeesters from the University of Brussels has developed a spatially-resolved spectroscopic sensor that can inspect peeled potatoes in the factory

Handheld quantum key system makes mobile transactions more secure

To meet the increasing popularity of using mobile phone apps to pay for purchases, researchers from the University of Oxford in the UK have developed a method for transmitting quantum keys at a high enough data rate to ensure data security while compensating for moving hands.

The handheld device, which the researchers say could be miniaturised for use in a mobile device, will help ensure consumers’ personal financial information is safe from cyber-attacks.

Fraunhofer to present high-speed LiFi technology at OFC

Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) are to present a light-fidelity (LiFi) hotspot as a prototype for optical wireless communication for distances up to 10 metres, and at speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second, at the 2017 Optical Fibre Communication (OFC) trade fair


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