China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realised, state media said on Thursday. China launched the world's first quantum satellite last August, to help establish "hack proof" communications, a development the Pentagon has called a "notable advance". The official Xinhua news agency said the latest experiment was published in the journal Nature on Thursday, where reviewers called it a "milestone". The satellite ...
Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code
Any attempt to eavesdrop on quantum channel would introduce detectable disturbances to the system
Michael Martina | Reuters Last Updated at August 11, 2017 00:30 IST