Latest Quantum computer Stories
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.
Any physical system - be it an electron, a molecule of water, a virus, a human being, a whole planet â€“ is characterized at each moment in time distinctively and specifically in a specific place by particular characteristics.
For most people, frustration is a condition to be avoided - but for scientists studying certain "frustrated" ensembles of interacting components â€“ that is, those which cannot settle into a state that minimizes each interaction â€“ 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.
Despite a steady improvement in the speed of conventional computers during the last few decades, certain types of problems remain computationally difficult to solve.
On Monday, Australian scientists unveiled the world's smallest electronic switch measuring just a few atoms, which will shrink microchips and revolutionize computing speeds.
McGill researchers make important contribution to the development of quantum computing.
A team of scientists at UC Santa Barbara that helped pioneer research into the quantum properties of a small defect found in diamonds has now used cutting-edge computational techniques to produce a road map for studying defects in alternative materials.
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first "dimmer switch" for a superconducting circuit linking a quantum bit (qubit) and a quantum busâ€”promising technologies for storing and transporting information in future quantum computers.
There are enticing new findings this week in the worldwide search for materials that support fault-tolerant quantum computing.
Physicists at the University of Maryland have found a way to turn a precision measurement device into a versatile tool for manipulating quantum bits (qubits).
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.