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Date:4/14/2008

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COMMUNICATIONS -- Birds eye view . . .

Emergency management officials miles from the scene of an event will see exactly what first responders are up against with a system being tested at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. RealityVision uses common mobile devices to allow for real-time video streaming, which will provide better support for making decisions by reducing the time delay for gathering and sending information. This tool allows management to make the right decisions on strategies to minimize the impact to people and the site, said Brian Geoghegan, chief product officer of Reality Mobile of Herndon, Va., developer of RealityVision. The system will be put to the test in an ORNL emergency management exercise in July. Developers envision the system being used by law enforcement, firefighters, border officers and other public and private first responders. Funding is provided by TechSolutions within the Department of Homeland Security. [Contact: Ron Walli, (865) 576-0226; wallira@ornl.gov]

INFORMATION -- Quantum leap . . .

Super-secret encryption systems, personal identification data that cannot be stolen and enhanced sensors are just a few of the applications for a quantum optical chip being developed by Warren Grice and colleagues in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate. Their work is part of a new field of research known as quantum information, which applies the seemingly paradoxical rules of quantum physics to the world of information. Quantum information has some
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Contact: Ron Walli
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865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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