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Soon we might live in a world where every airport security guard won't have to be an expert in luxury product logos: New technology out of the UK can determine fabric and leather quality with a quick scan, promising to add one more weapon to the anti-counterfeiter's arsenal. Head to Salon for the science. [Salon]