1. A Letter Sealed for Centuries Has Been Read—Without Even Opening It  The Wall Street Journal
  2. Rare 'locked' letter sealed 300 years ago is finally opened virtually  CNN
  3. New Technique Unfolds Centuries of Secrets in Locked Letters  The New York Times
  4. Rare 'locked' letter sealed 300 years ago is finally opened virtually  KION
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A sealed letter in the 300-year-old Brienne Collection held at the Museum voor Communicatie in The Hague, Netherlands, has been read for the first time without opening it, thanks to X-ray technology and computer algorithms, a new study has revealed. A sealed letter in the 300-year-old Brienne Collection held at the Museum voor Communicatie in The Hague, Netherlands, has been read for the first time without opening it, thanks to X-ray technology and computer algorithms, a new study has revealed.

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M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures.M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures.

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Three hundred years ago, before envelopes, passwords and security codes, writers often struggled to keep thoughts, cares and dreams expressed in their letters private. One popular way was to use a technique called letter locking — intricately folding a flat sheet of paper to become its own envelope. This security strategy presented a challenge when

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