Explainer: What Is a Quantum Computer?

By Martin Giles, MIT Technology Review on Jan 31, 2019,How it works, why it’s so powerful, and where it’s likely to be most useful first A quantum computer harnesses some of the almost-mystical phenomena of quantum mechanics to deliver huge leaps forward in processing power. Quantum machines promise to outstrip even the most capable of […]

Engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology

February 11, 2019, University of Pennsylvania Quantum computers promise to be a revolutionary technology because their elementary building blocks, qubits, can hold more information than the binary, 0-or-1 bits of classical computers. But to harness this capability, hardware must be developed that can access, measure and manipulate individual quantum states. Researchers at the University of […]

(Almost) everything you ever wanted to know about quantum computers

By Ashwani Kumar on Feb 8From Schrodinger’s Cat to finding a needle in a haystack Source: Wikimedia Commons With the recent announcement of IBM Q System One — the first fully-integrated commercial quantum computer — by IBM at CES 2019, quantum computing is soon to enter mainstream computing. Housed in a nine-foot-tall, nine-foot-wide case of half-inch thick glass, it will still take […]

Quantum computing: collaboration with the multiverse?

Feb. 04, 2019 by Tim Hinchliffe Quantum computing is now evolving as the hottest technology of 2019, but concepts behind this tech go back millennia, including those of parallel universes within a single multiverse. “Quantum computation […] will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes” – David […]

Engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology

February 11, 2019, University of Pennsylvania Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have now demonstrated a new hardware platform based on isolated electron spins in a two-dimensional material. The electrons are trapped by defects in …more Quantum computers promise to be a revolutionary technology because their elementary building blocks, qubits, […]

Finnish researchers approach quantum computing speed limit

Feb. 11, 2019 by Tim Hinchliffe Like trying to quickly scale a ladder with a glass of water in your hand without spilling a drop is how researchers at Finland’s Aalto University describe their latest research into approaching the quantum computing speed limit with accuracy. The ability to track and control quantum processors in real […]

IBM launches commercial quantum computing — we’re not ready for what comes next

By CARLOS PEREZ-DELGADO on FEB 08, 2019 IBM recently unveiled what it claimed was the world’s first commercial quantum computer. While the announcement of the Q System One wasn’t scientifically groundbreaking, the fact that IBM sees this as a commercial product that organizations (if not individuals) will want to use is an important breakthrough. IBM has taken […]

A new ‘Einstein’ equation suggests wormholes hold key to quantum gravity

BY TOM SIEGFRIED, AUGUST 17, 2016 ER=EPR summarizes new clues to understanding entanglement and spacetime Wormholes, tunnels through the fabric of spacetime that connect widely separated locations, are predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Some physicists think that wormholes could connect black holes in space, possibly providing a clue to the mysteries of quantum […]

The quantum internet comes closer

31 Jan 2019 by Belle Dumé The goal of a worldwide “quantum internet” could be one step closer thanks to new experiments by researchers in Japan and Canada who have made the first ever quantum repeaters that work using an all-photonic protocol. The scheme importantly allows for the time-reversed adaptive Bell measurement, which is a […]

New quantum structures in super-chilled helium may mirror early days of universe

January 16, 2019, Aalto University For the first time, researchers have documented the long-predicted occurrence of ‘walls bound by strings’ in superfluid helium-3. The existence of such an object, originally foreseen by cosmology theorists, may help explaining how the universe cooled down after the Big Bang. With the newfound ability to recreate these structures in […]