Latest Quantum computer Stories

2010-08-05 14:28:52

Physicists demonstrate means for quantum bits to communicate over long distances.

2010-07-27 15:39:09

A quantum particle is hard to grasp, because one cannot determine all its properties precisely at the same time.

2010-07-27 13:39:36

A research group led by computer scientists at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has proved that cryptography — the practice and study of hiding information — that is based solely on physical location is possible by using quantum mechanics.

2010-07-08 13:45:17

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an ion trap with a built-in optical fiber that collects light emitted by single ions (electrically charged atoms), allowing quantum information stored in the ions to be measured.

2010-07-01 12:02:29

Since Richard Feynman's first envisioned the quantum computer in 1982, there have been many studies of potential candidates -- computers that use quantum bits, or qubits, capable of holding an more than one value at a time and computing at speeds far beyond existing silicon-based machines for certain problems.

2010-06-23 14:18:17

The remarkable ability of an electron to exist in two places at once has been controlled in the most common electronic material – silicon - for the first time.

2010-06-22 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) BBN Technologies has achieved a major advance in quantum information technology with the coupling of light and superconductors.

2010-06-07 13:56:45

Any physical system - be it an electron, a molecule of water, a virus, a human being, a whole planet – is characterized at each moment in time distinctively and specifically in a specific place by particular characteristics.

2010-06-03 07:54:10

For most people, frustration is a condition to be avoided - but for scientists studying certain "frustrated" ensembles of interacting components – that is, those which cannot settle into a state that minimizes each interaction – it may be the key to understanding a host of puzzling phenomena that affect systems from neural networks and social structures to protein folding and magnetism.

2010-05-26 10:09:48

Despite a steady improvement in the speed of conventional computers during the last few decades, certain types of problems remain computationally difficult to solve.

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