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2011-03-02 20:47:57

New MIT experiment would use quantum effects to perform otherwise intractable calculations Quantum computers are computers that exploit the weird properties of matter at extremely small scales. Many experts believe that a full-blown quantum computer could perform calculations that would be hopelessly time consuming on classical computers, but so far, quantum computers have proven hard to build. At the Association for Computing Machinery's 43rd Symposium on Theory of Computing in June,...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.