@AceBreakingNews World’s Tiniest Spirals could help thwart counterfeiters ‘

#AceNewsReport – June.08: Taking a page out of nature’s book, physicists have now created what they’re calling the world’s tiniest spirals. Each one is just under half a micron — about one fiftieth of the width of an average human hair, and about six million times smaller than a dime.

Hard to fake. These remarkable “nano-spirals” exhibit some pretty strange optical properties that make them nearly impossible to counterfeit. The researchers believe that they might be used to ensure the authenticity of important documents and products, and help prevent identity theft.

“If nano-spirals were embedded in a credit card or identification card, they could be detected by a device comparable to a barcode reader,” Dr. Richard Haglund, a physics professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. and one of the researchers responsible for the fabrication of the nano-spirals, said in a written statement.

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Congress the Other Day Forced Asbestos Victims and Their Families to Release Private Information that will Put Them at Risk of Identity Theft

United States House of Representatives Seal

United States House of Representatives Seal (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

 

#AceWorldNews  says ” Asbestos Victims React To House Vote On H.R. 982 a few days ago that requests them to release private information ,that will put them at risk of identity theft”

 

Leaders of the Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign today reacted strongly to the 221-199 vote to pass the FACT Act, H.R. 982, by the House of Representatives.

 

Susan Vento, widow of Rep Bruce Vento (D-MN):

 

“I’m deeply disappointed in the vote, but grateful to the Members of Congress who stood up for asbestos victims and their families in opposing legislation that hurts cancer victims. We will continue to oppose this legislation and ensure that it never becomes law.”

 

Judy Van Ness, widow of Naval Veteran Richard L. Van Ness, commented after the vote:

 

Congress today forced asbestos victims and their families to release private information that will put them at risk of identity theft. This delays and could deny badly needed compensation to victims and their families.”

 

Contact: Joy Howell, ACVRC
202-828-7838, c-202-302-5932

 

 

 

 

 

 

English: photograph of Bruce Vento from http:/...

English: photograph of Bruce Vento from http://bioguide.congress.gov (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

SOURCE  Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign

 

Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —

 

 

 

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