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2012-04-09 13:28:24

A team led by an Ames Laboratory scientist develops new technique for solid-state quantum information processing Scientists have overcome a major hurdle facing quantum computing: how to protect quantum information from degradation by the environment while simultaneously performing computation in a solid-state quantum system. A group led by U.S. Department of Energy´s Ames Laboratory physicist Viatsheslav Dobrovitski and including scientists at Delft University of Technology; the...

Image 1 - Researchers Create Quantum Computer In Diamond
2012-04-06 04:31:03

A girl's best friend has stepped into the digital age as scientists from the University of Southern California have built a quantum computer inside a diamond. The scientists reported in the journal Nature on Thursday that their diamond quantum computer system features two quantum bits, or qubits, made of subatomic particles. Qubits are able to encode a one and a zero at the same time, compared to traditional computer bits, which encode distinctly either a one or a zero. Being able to...

2012-04-03 09:29:12

Model simulates closer control over the transport of information-carrying electrons Physicists have recently devised a new method for handling the effect of the interplay between vibrations and electrons on electronic transport. Their paper is about to be published in EPJ B´. This study, led by scientists from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, and the Centre for Computational Science and Engineering at the National University of Singapore, could have implications for quantum...

2012-03-29 14:40:35

Researchers have discovered a new way in which computers based on quantum physics could beat the performance of classical computers. The work, by researchers based in Singapore and the UK, implies that a Matrix-like simulation of reality would require less memory on a quantum computer than on a classical computer. It also hints at a way to investigate whether a deeper theory lies beneath quantum theory. The finding emerges from fundamental consideration of how much information is needed to...

2012-03-21 15:32:08

Nature Nanotechnology: On the way to the quantum computer The alphabet of data processing could include more elements than the "0" and "1" in future. An international research team has achieved a new kind of bit with single electrons, called quantum bits, or qubits. With them, considerably more than two states can be defined. So far, quantum bits have only existed in relatively large vacuum chambers. The team has now generated them in semiconductors. They have put an effect in practice,...

IBM Makes Strides In Quantum Computing Technology
2012-02-29 05:13:35

IBM revealed on Tuesday that it has achieved a major advance in quantum computing that will allow engineers to begin working on a full-scale quantum computer. The new breakthrough allows scientists to reduce data error rates in elementary computations while maintaining the integrity of quantum mechanical properties in quantum bits of data. Mark Ketchen, the manager of physics of information at the IBM's TJ Watson Research Center, said the creation of quantum computers would mean data...

2012-02-27 23:00:00

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at IBM Research (NYSE: IBM) / (#ibmresearch) have achieved major advances in quantum computing device performance that may accelerate the realization of a practical, full-scale quantum computer. For specific applications, quantum computing, which exploits the underlying quantum mechanical behavior of matter, has the potential to deliver computational power that is unrivaled by any supercomputer today. (Photo:...

Image 1 - Researchers Create Working Single-Atom Transistor
2012-02-20 05:35:23

[ Watch the Video ] A team of Australian and American researchers announced on Sunday that they had created a working transistor from a single phosphorus atom embedded precisely in a silicon crystal. The transistor was completed by physicists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the University of Melbourne, and Purdue University, and according to a UNSW press release, this "remarkable feat of micro-engineering“¦ uses as its active component an individual phosphorus...

2012-02-16 13:57:12

We are on the cusp of a new information revolution – a quantum leap in technology – and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo is leading the way. With the world´s largest concentration of researchers working to harness the forces of quantum mechanics, the institute stands to transform computing, communications and other technologies. “We are learning to speak the language of the quantum realm – of atoms and electrons and...

Image 1 - Quantum In The Cloud?
2012-01-20 14:20:14

A report published this week indicates that a new, secure, high-speed computing technology based on quantum physics is compatible with “cloud computing” and could eventually revolutionize the world of computers as we currently understand it. Blind quantum computing, as it´s being called, exploits uncertainties in quantum physics to carry out ultra-fast computations. And according to an international team of researchers who published their work in this week´s issue of...