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2012-06-27 00:58:59

Laser technique developed by CCNY and Berkeley researchers brings ultrafast computing closer to reality The promise of ultrafast quantum computing has moved a step closer to reality with a technique to create rewritable computer chips using a beam of light. Researchers from The City College of New York (CCNY) and the University of California Berkeley (UCB) used light to control the spin of an atom's nucleus in order to encode information. The technique could pave the way for quantum...

2012-06-12 14:19:37

USC scientists demonstrate that quantum computing could speed up the way web page ranks are calculated on the ever-expanding Internet Most people don't think twice about how Internet search engines work. You type in a word or phrase, hit enter, and poof — a list of web pages pops up, organized by relevance. Behind the scenes, a lot of math goes into figuring out exactly what qualifies as most relevant web page for your search. Google, for example, uses a page ranking algorithm...

Quantum Computers Move One Step Closer
2012-06-08 03:00:53

The quantum computer is a futuristic machine that could operate at speeds even more mind-boggling than the world´s fastest super-computers. Research involving physicist Mike Thewalt of Simon Fraser University offers a new step towards making quantum computing a reality, through the unique properties of highly enriched and highly purified silicon. Quantum computers right now exist pretty much in physicists´ concepts, and theoretical research. There are some basic quantum...

Classical Physics: Breaking The Limits
2012-06-07 09:24:12

With simple arguments, researchers show that nature is complicated! Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have made a simple experiment that demonstrates that nature violates common sense — the world is different than most people believe. The experiment illustrates that light does not behave according to the principles of classical physics, but that light has quantum mechanical properties. The new method could be used to study whether other systems behave quantum mechanically. The...

2012-05-25 10:25:58

Researchers are edging toward the creation of new optical technologies using "nanostructured metamaterials" capable of ultra-efficient transmission of light, with potential applications including advanced solar cells and quantum computing. The metamaterial - layers of silver and titanium oxide and tiny components called quantum dots - dramatically changes the properties of light. The light becomes "hyperbolic," which increases the output of light from the quantum dots. Such materials...

Expert Predicts Quantum Computing Technology Could Be Near
2012-05-07 04:02:49

A prominent theoretical physicist and the co-author of a book on quantum mechanics believes that research in the field of quantum computing is rapidly progressing, and that the technology is inching ever closer to becoming a reality. In a column written for the Guardian on Saturday, Jeff Forshaw, co-author of the 2011 book 'The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen' and a professor at the University of Manchester, said, "Quantum simulations have, in the past year, really...

Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku: The End Is Near For Moore’s Law
2012-05-01 09:03:39

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com The days of Moore´s Law, which says computer processing capability doubles every 18 months, could be coming to a close according to theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. In a video produced for BigThink.com, Kaku said the smaller and smaller silicon chips that companies are producing might soon reach their processing limits. Once a chip´s layer of silicon reaches the size of about 5 atoms across it will begin to suffer from two particular...

2012-04-30 19:45:21

New device, developed by team of engineers led by Professor Amr Helmy (ECE), could bring quantum computing to your home or office In the age of high-speed computing, the photon is king. However, producing the finely tuned particles of light is a complex and time-consuming process, until now. Thanks to the work by a team of engineers led by Professor Amr Helmy of The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, a novel solution has been identified that will...


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