Quantum Computing Blog

“Five Eyes” Nations aim to win the race for quantum computing supremacy -- 22 Jun 2018 - Since China started quantum computing research in 2004, it has invested over 30 times more than America in this revolutionary technology. In 2017 China announced that it was creating an $11 billion, 4 million-square-foot national quantum laboratory in the city of Hefei. This lab will accelerate China’s research into various ... Read More
China Shatters “Spooky Action at a Distance” Record, Preps for Quantum Internet -- 06 Jun 2018 - Results from the Micius satellite test quantum entanglement, pointing the way toward hack-proof global communications — and a new space race In a landmark study, a team of Chinese scientists using an experimental satellite has tested quantum entanglement over unprecedented distances, beaming entangled pairs of photons to three ground stations ... Read More
A Startup (Rigetti Computing) Uses Quantum Computing to Boost Machine Learning -- 03 Jun 2018 - If it fulfills its promise, quantum machine learning could transform AI. A company in California just proved that an exotic and potentially game-changing kind of computer can be used to perform a common form of machine learning. The feat raises hopes that quantum computers, which exploit the logic-defying principles of ... Read More
Fujitsu’s CMOS Digital Annealer Produces Quantum Computer Speeds -- 03 Jun 2018 - While quantum computer makers struggle to bring down costs, the Japanese computer giant has created a dedicated silicon chip to match quantum computer performance. Fujitsu has designed a new computer architecture running on silicon that the company claims rivals that of quantum computers in utility. Dubbed the Digital Annealer, Fujitsu ... Read More
Cloud-based quantum computer takes on deuteron and wins -- 03 Jun 2018 - Optimized algorithms plus cloud-based quantum computers actually work. First it was the electron behavior in a hydrogen molecule, then beryllium dihydride joined the club. Now, quantum computers have been used to calculate some of the properties of an atomic nucleus: the deuterium nucleus to be precise. What we are witnessing are ... Read More
Toshiba Examines Quantum Encryption -- 02 Jun 2018 - This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew) There are plenty of ways that companies and scientists are attempting to integrate the weird effects of quantum mechanics into everyday technology. One potential use is a whole new way of encrypting data, such that the encryption key can’t be broken by ... Read More
How to Perfectly Boil an Egg Every Single Time, According to a Quantum Physicist -- 27 Mar 2018 - t = m * K * log(ywr * (Tegg - Twater)/(T - Twater)) MICHELLE STARR 27 MAR 2018 Boiling an egg to perfection sounds like the simplest cooking task in the world, but as anyone who's boiled an egg knows, you can get surprisingly mixed results. That's probably because you're ... Read More
Non-Equilibrium Quantum Systems: DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals – And The Reasons Are Classified -- 26 Mar 2018 - Non-Equilibrium Systems: Driven and Non-equilibrium Quantum Systems (DRINQS) ... the discovery of time crystals kicked off research into the existence of quantum systems that become more stable and coherent with the addition of a 'tick' from an external pulse. FIONA MACDONALD 26 MAR 2018 The US military likes to stay ... Read More
USA Intelligence official: USA still leads in quantum computing … for now -- 16 Mar 2018 - Recent comments from the intelligence community indicate quantum computing could be one of the most important technology investments being made today, but the field has many worried about what might happen if others achieve it first. Quantum encryption, enabled by quantum computing, could have profound national security implications such as ... Read More
Not A Gravitational Wormhole And Not For Matter, But Still Breakthrough Magnetic Warmhole Technology -- 11 Mar 2018 - A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab   FIONA MACDONALD 10 MAR 2018   Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect two regions of space so that a magnetic ... Read More
Quantum Supremacy? Bristlecone: Google Introduces 72 Qubit Qantum Computing Chip -- 09 Mar 2018 - "The demonstration of a quantum processor outperforming a supercomputer would be a watershed moment." QUANTUM UPGRADE  Google’s 72-qubit quantum chip could become the first to perform a calculation impossible for traditional computers.   Google Just Unveiled The World's Most Advanced Quantum Processor by Far 72 qubits! 72 qubits! BRAD JONES, ... Read More
Quantum Theory Bends The Limits of Physics: Showing Two-Way Signaling May Be Possible -- 04 Mar 2018 - "Sometimes you overlook a cool idea, and then it's just literally right in front of your nose" DAVID NIELD 3 MAR 2018 Quantum physics just beat classical physics again. A single quantum particle can send a two-way signal, scientists have discovered - something that's impossible in classical physics. That means ... Read More
Are Practical Quantum Computers Coming in 2018? -- 07 Feb 2018 - February 5, 2018 John Hawthorne wrote an interesting article on Quantum Computing - you can find it here: http://www.iqsdirectory.com/blog/are-practical-quantum-computers-coming-in-2018/     The article also makes a reference to this WIRED article, another good intro to Quantum Computing: Inside the weird world of quantum computers WIRED explains why we need quantum ... Read More
Quantum Chemistry Solves The Question of Why Life Needs So Many Amino Acids -- 03 Feb 2018 - A flexible approach to life. DAVID NIELD 3 FEB 2018 One of the oldest and most fundamental questions in biochemistry is why the 20 amino acids that support life are all needed, when the original core of 13 would do – and quantum chemistry might have just provided us with ... Read More
The Quantum Spy Author David Ignatius on the Future of High-Tech Espionage -- 16 Jan 2018 - The intersection of quantum computing and espionage may feel like a faraway future. But in his latest novel, David Ignatius, Washington’s own John le Carré, tackles just that. The Quantum Spy, out now, revolves around a central theme of spy literature: the race for a new technology, to discover something ... Read More
Physicists Just Discovered a Way to Track Unobserved Quantum Particles -- 25 Dec 2017 - This new way to track unobserved quantum particles could allow scientists to test old predictions in quantum mechanics. These include ideas like that a particle can exist in two places at the same time, or suggestions like telepathy in which information can be transmitted between two people without any particles ... Read More
Researchers Reveal First-Ever Complete Quantum Chip Architecture -- 16 Dec 2017 - Researchers at the University of New South Wales have revealed an architectural structure that solves some of the stability issues that are facing quantum computing scientists, according to a recent report. The new architecture, which the report compared in significance to landing a man on the Moon, utilizes currently available ... Read More
Hyperaware Machines: Will AI Ever Become Conscious, And How Would We Know if It Did? -- 11 Dec 2017 - 11 DEC 2017 Forget about today's modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves. Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development: a machine that is aware of itself and its surroundings, and that could take in and process massive amounts ... Read More
Physicists Just Transferred Quantum Data Between Different Materials For The First Time -- 09 Dec 2017 - A critical step to quantum internet. 8 DEC 2017 Scientists just took a big step towards the goal of quantum computers, and even a quantum internet to connect them, after successfully using photons to transfer quantum information between a cold atomic gas and a solid crystal. Passing data between these ... Read More
D-Wave Makes Quantum Leap with Reverse Annealing -- 21 Nov 2017 - The art and science of quantum annealing to arrive at a best of all worlds answer to difficult questions has been well understood for years (even if implementing it as a computational device took time). But that area is now being turned on its head—all for the sake of achieving ... Read More
IBM managed to maintain the quantum state for both systems for a total of 90 microseconds. -- 15 Nov 2017 - IBM Just Announced an Insanely Powerful 50-Qubit Quantum Computer Along with even more quantum computing records. DOM GALEON, FUTURISM 11 NOV 2017 At the IEEE Industry Summit on the Future of Computing in Washington DC on Friday, IBM announced the development of a quantum computer capable of handling 50 qubits ... Read More
Intel created a superconducting test chip for quantum computing not running at zero kelvin -- 15 Nov 2017 - Quantum computing is the next big technological revolution, and it's coming sooner than you might think. IBM unveiled its own quantum processor this past May, scientists have been experimenting with silicon-laced diamonds (and basic silicon, too) as a quantum computing substrate, Google is already looking at cloud-based solutions and Microsoft ... Read More

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