The digitalising of information has opened up a great number of possibilities for many economic sectors which, using new technologies, have managed to considerably bring down costs of the various processes involved in their economic activity. Likewise, the spread and development of Internet has provided them with the possibility of making use of new schema for the faster and more economic distribution of materials than before, as well as immediate access to a potentially worldwide market. Nevertheless, this situation has brought with it the ease of illicitly accessing their products by millions of users who, moreover, can easily exchange them on the Net, thus violating the copyright associated with a large number of these items. These practices, generally falling under the term ‘piracy’, are currently one of the main issues for concern for almost all players in this sector, who are constantly demanding solutions to the problem.
In this context, watermarking and, more concretely, fingerprinting, are the basis for the majority of the solutions proposed to date, although a universal solution to resolve the problem completely has yet to be found.
The general aim of this thesis is to provide a definition for a new distribution model enabling the establishment of new schema for carrying out transactions with digital content, respecting all the rights involved such as authors’ copyright, clients’ rights to privacy and anonymity regarding acquisitions, etc., and with additional characteristics regarding simplicity and performance that ensure the viability of the said model.
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Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.
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COMPAMED has become the leading international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing. The trade fair, which takes place every November and is co-located to MEDICA in Dusseldorf, has been steadily growing over the past years and shows that medical technology remains a rapidly growing market.
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'Ferroelectric' materials can switch between different states of electrical polarization in response to an external electric field. This flexibility means they show promise for many applications, for example in electronic devices and computer memory. Current ferroelectric materials are highly valued for their thermal and chemical stability and rapid electro-mechanical responses, but creating a material that is scalable down to the tiny sizes needed for technologies like silicon-based semiconductors (Si-based CMOS) has proven challenging.
Now, Hiroshi Funakubo and co-workers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in collaboration with researchers across Japan, have conducted experiments to...
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