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D-Wave Quantum Computer Passes Important Computing Test
2013-05-09 17:57:32

Quantum computing just took a step from theory to practice with a test that took place at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

2013-02-25 13:45:45

The team implemented the 'phase estimation algorithm' — a central quantum algorithm which achieves an exponential speedup over all classical algorithms.

2012-10-23 14:28:21

A research team from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) have brought the reality of a quantum computer one step closer by experimentally demonstrating a technique for significantly reducing the physical resources required for quantum factoring.

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2009-09-04 10:45:00

A new silicon chip the size of a penny uses photons to run Shor's algorithm - a well-known quantum approach - to solve mathematic problems.

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2008-04-08 16:45:00

For now, full-fledged quantum computers are the stuff of science fiction — in last summer's blockbuster movie Transformers, the bad guys use quantum computing to break into the U.S. Army's secure files in just 10 seconds flat.


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