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Quantum Teleportation Team Breaks The Distance Record
2012-09-06 11:12:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers, including physicists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, has achieved quantum teleportation over a record distance of 143 kilometers. The experiment marks a major step towards satellite-based quantum communication. The team transmitted quantum states between the two Canary Islands of La Palma and Tenerife over a distance of 143 kilometers, beating the previous...

Quantum Computing Could Help Fight Cybercrime
2012-08-20 04:53:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some of us were born naturally inclined to understand numbers and their relationships to one another. The rest of us, sadly, depend on the work of these mathematically savvy individuals just to function in everyday life. As such, while some may have no issues understanding prime numbers and calculating them in their heads, others may get a headache once they count past 10. There are computers that exist, of course, which can...

2012-08-13 22:22:23

BURNABY, British Columbia and MILPITAS, Calif., August 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a paper published yesterday in Nature Scientific Reports, http://www.nature.com/srep/index.html, a team of Harvard University researchers, led by Professor Alan Aspuru-Guzik, presented results of the largest protein folding problem solved to date using a quantum computer. The researchers ran instances of a lattice protein folding model, known as the Miyazawa-Jernigan model, on a D-Wave One(TM) quantum...

Information Advantage Gained From Surprising Quantum Source
2012-08-06 09:34:56

New research lends hope that a phenomenon called quantum discord could be harnessed to bring quantum technologies within easier reach than expected. The work, by an international team, is published 5 August in Nature Physics. Up until a few years ago, researchers thought that realising quantum technologies would mean harnessing the most difficult-to-tame properties of the quantum world. For example, 'entanglement', the phenomenon referred to by Einstein as spooky-action-at-a-distance, was...

New Device For Quantum Information Processing
2012-07-24 11:14:28

A groundbreaking new device from the National Physical Laboratory could help to usher in the long-awaited era of quantum computers Researchers at NPL have demonstrated for the first time a monolithic 3D ion microtrap array which could be scaled up to handle several tens of ion-based quantum bits (qubits). The research, published in Nature Nanotechnology, shows how it is possible to realize this device embedded in a semiconductor chip, and demonstrates the device's ability to confine...

2012-07-24 02:31:12

NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tigerspike's new quantum resistant mobile encryption technology, Karacell - patent pending in 144 countries around the world - is set to bring mobile security into a new level and transform how organizations and individuals keep their data safe on personal technology devices. Two major issues threatening today's encryption standards demand a new horizon in mobile security. The first is the move of communication and information to smaller and smaller...

Scientists Make Strides Toward Quantum Computing
2012-07-04 04:33:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Harvard scientists claim that they have solved a problem faced in quantum computing by using diamonds. One challenge quantum computing has faced is creating quantum bits that exist in a solid-state system at room temperature. Most systems rely on complex and expensive equipment designed to trap an atom or electron in a vacuum, and then cool the entire system to nearly absolute zero, or –459.67° Fahrenheit. The Harvard team...

2012-06-27 22:22:31

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PiCloud, the leader in providing easy access to conventional computing power on the cloud, and D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in commercial quantum computing technology, have announced a formal development partnership. Projects are underway to integrate the two companies' technologies. "PiCloud is a cloud computing platform dedicated to giving every developer, scientist, and engineer in the world a supercomputer at their fingertips," stated...

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...

2012-06-26 02:20:32

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon BBN Technologies has been awarded $2.2 million in funding under the Quantum Computer Science (QCS) program sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). BBN is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). The goal of the program is to create tools and methods that integrate all aspects of the quantum computer -- from hardware to software -- in a single framework, resulting in unified resource...