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Quantum counterfeiters might succeed

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QUANTUM CASH Physicists have created quantum money by encoding data with light. The researchers transmitted a quantum version (right) of a real bill, an old Austrian banknote (left). Each grayscale shade in the quantum bill corresponds to a different photon polarization.

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by Emily Conover

Scientists have created an ultra-secure form of money using quantum mechanics — and immediately demonstrated a potential security loophole.