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China Launches Quantum Satellite in Bid to Pioneer Secure Communications

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China quantum launch

Researchers hope to beam transmissions from space to earth with quantum technology, a type of communication that could prove to be the most secure in the world.

Credit: Jin Liwang/Xinhua, via Associated Press

China launched the world's first quantum communications satellite from the Gobi Desert early Tuesday, a major step in the country’s bid to be at the forefront of quantum research, which could lead to new, completely secure methods of transmitting information.

From The New York Times
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