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Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal (CURJ) : November 2002, vol. 2, no. 2

Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal (CURJ) : November 2002, vol. 2, no. 2. Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal 2 :2 (2002). Issued by: Caltech Student-Faculty Programs. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCampusPubs:20160830-143907053

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Table of Contents

PRIVACY THROUGH UNCERTAINTY: THE SECURITY OF QUANTUM ENCRYPTION by Duncan Johnston - p. 24
An analysis of an innovative encryption technique shows privacy can be protected from the code breaking potential of quantum computers.

Letters

THE FOCUS OF OUR NATION by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer - p. 6

CAN THE AMERICAN HOMELAND BE DEFENDED AGAINST CATASTROPHIC TERRORISM? by Lewis M . Branscomb - p. 8

Reviews

CLEAN FUELS POWER THE FUTURE by Michelle K. Allis - p. 10
Practical and environmentally friendly fuel cells may become a reality within the next decade.

MEASURING DISTANCES BY THE EYEFUL by Christina L. Telles - p. 16
Honeybees use an unexpected method to determine how far they have flown.

Research

MUTATION AND COMPETITION: WHY STICKING TO YOUR ANCESTORS IS A GOOD IDEA by Jialan Wang - p. 32
Co mputer simulations suggest that the survival of the fittest may depend on more than just the replication rate.

A FASTER SHORTEST-PATH ALGORITHM FOR MANHATTAN SPACE by Po-Shen Loh- p. 38
A bi-directional algorithm offers a new method of finding the best way to get from A to B within Manhattan Space.

LENSES TO HARVEST THE SUN'S ENERGY by Janet 0 . Zhou - p. 44
New types of lenses may provide the answer to highly efficient, low-cost solar cells.

Finis

STEALING SECRETS by Jamie Zollars - p. 50.

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Additional Information:Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal (CURJ) is Caltech's award-winning undergraduate research journal, dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of the numerous undergraduates conducting research at Caltech during the SURF program and throughout the academic year.
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