Latest Quantum computer Stories

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

2012-01-17 12:41:02

An international team of researchers including scientists at Princeton University have achieved a 100-fold increase in the ability to maintain control the spins of electrons in a solid material, a key step in the development of ultrafast quantum computers.

2011-12-19 15:10:02

Quantum computing—considered the powerhouse of computational tasks—may have applications in areas outside of pure electronics.

2011-12-12 13:24:20

The fundamental resource that drives a quantum computer is entanglement—the connection between two distant particles which Einstein famously called 'spooky action at a distance'.

2011-12-09 12:12:37

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to manipulate atoms' internal states with lasers that dramatically influences their interactions in specific ways.

2011-11-02 21:52:30

A discovery by physicists at UC Santa Barbara may earn silicon carbide –– a semiconductor commonly used by the electronics industry –– a role at the center of a new generation of information technologies designed to exploit quantum physics for tasks such as ultrafast computing and nanoscale sensing.

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