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The quest for quantum-proof encryption just made a leap forward

August 10th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Quantum computers could make encryption a thing of the past, but 15 contenders are trying to prove they have what it takes to safeguard your data. Many of the things you do online every day are protected by encryption so that no one else can spy on it. Your online banking and messages to your […]

MIT engineers use ‘artificial atoms’ to make the world’s largest quantum chip of its kind

July 19th, 2020 at 2:49 am » Comments Off

Quantum chips have proved somewhere between difficult and impossible to manufacture Researchers at MIT have developed a way to manufacturer “artificial atoms” to produce what they claim is the world’s largest quantum chip of its kind. The atoms have been created in microscopically thin slices of diamond. The accomplishment “marks a turning point” in the […]

New research advances U.S. Army’s quest for ultra-secure quantum networking

July 14th, 2020 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

Two U.S. Army research projects at the University of Chicago advance quantum networking, which will play a key role in future battlefield operations. Two U.S. Army research projects advance quantum networking, which will likely play a key role in future battlefield operations. Quantum networks will potentially deliver multiple novel capabilities not achievable with classical networks, […]

Meet Silq: The first intuitive programming language for quantum computers

July 1st, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

The creation of the C programming language was a massive milestone for classical computing. Developed by Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the early 1970s, C was an easy programming language for would-be computer coders to learn. At the time, most computer programs were written in what is called assembly language, […]

The best applications for Quantum Computing

June 28th, 2020 at 7:47 pm » Comments Off

One of the areas that I have been researching is what applications can best make use of the power of quantum computing. Although this is a work in progress, I am providing a preliminary assessment for my readers based upon discussions with various experts and other research I have done so far. The list below […]

Honeywell claims to have world’s highest performing quantum computer according to IBM’s benchmark

June 20th, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

The chamber housing the ion trap in Honeywell’s quantum computer system. Honeywell said JP Morgan Chase and other customers are using its quantum computer in production, which it claims is the most powerful currently in use based on a benchmark established last year by IBM. Industrial giant Honeywell on Thursday said it is now live […]

Quantum computing will (eventually) help us discover vaccines in days

June 2nd, 2020 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

The coronavirus is proving that we have to move faster in identifying and mitigating epidemics before they become pandemics because, in today’s global world, viruses spread much faster, further, and more frequently than ever before. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that while our ability to identify and treat pandemics has improved greatly since […]

New recipe for single-atom transistors may enable quantum computers with unparalleled memory and processing power

May 29th, 2020 at 9:11 am » Comments Off

  Single-Atom Transistor  Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing. Once unimaginable, transistors consisting only of several-atom clusters or even single atoms promise to become the building blocks of a new generation of computers with unparalleled memory and processing power. But to realize the full potential of these tiny […]

Wiring the quantum computer of the future: A novel simple build with existing technology

May 9th, 2020 at 2:30 pm » Comments Off

Efficient quantum computing is expected to enable advancements that are impossible with classical computers. Scientists from Japan and Sydney have collaborated and proposed a novel two-dimensional design that can be constructed using existing integrated circuit technology. This design solves typical problems facing the current three-dimensional packaging for scaled-up quantum computers, bringing the future one step […]

Hot qubits break one of the biggest constraints to practical quantum computers

May 2nd, 2020 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Most quantum computers being developed around the world will only work at fractions of a degree above absolute zero. That requires multi-million-dollar refrigeration and as soon as you plug them into conventional electronic circuits they’ll instantly overheat. But now researchers led by Professor Andrew Dzurak at UNSW Sydney have addressed this problem. “Our new results […]

Honeywell says it will soon launch the world’s most powerful quantum computer

March 11th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

“The best-kept secret in quantum computing.” That’s what Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) CEO Ilyas Khan called Honeywell‘s efforts in building the world’s most powerful quantum computer. In a race where most of the major players are vying for attention, Honeywell has quietly worked on its efforts for the last few years (and under strict NDA’s, […]

Inside the race to build the best quantum computer on Earth

March 9th, 2020 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

IBM thinks quantum supremacy is not the milestone we should care about. Google’s most advanced computer isn’t at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, nor anywhere in the febrile sprawl of Silicon Valley. It’s a few hours’ drive south in Santa Barbara, in a flat, soulless office park inhabited mostly by technology firms you’ve […]

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