Latest Quantum cryptography Stories

2010-05-24 12:40:00

On Monday, Australian scientists unveiled the world's smallest electronic switch measuring just a few atoms, which will shrink microchips and revolutionize computing speeds. The seven-atom transistor is the first step in a "quantum computer" which will make calculations millions of times faster than existing devices. Michelle Simmons, the lead researcher, said the technology has major implications for code breaking, financial transactions and weather forecasting, which involve testing...

2010-04-21 14:48:27

Rice physicists: Odd electron mix has fault-tolerant quantum registry HOUSTON -- There are enticing new findings this week in the worldwide search for materials that support fault-tolerant quantum computing. New results from Rice University and Princeton University indicate that a bizarre state of matter that acts like a particle with one-quarter electron charge also has a "quantum registry" that is immune to information loss from external perturbations. The research appeared online...

2010-03-31 08:44:48

Largest simulation of an ideal quantum computer; efficient multi-core software developed A quantum computer could provide an enormous improvement in the processing speed of existing computers. However, as yet they only exist in the laboratory in the form of small prototypes with a capacity of a few bits. They can now be explored in more detail, at least in simulations. The Jlich supercomputer JUGENE can now simulate the largest quantum computer system in the world with 42 bits. "The computing...

2010-03-23 13:29:02

TAU scientist invents a digital security tool good enough for the CIA -- and for you A British computer hacker equipped with a "Dummies" guide recently tapped into the Pentagon. As hackers get smarter, computers get more powerful and national security is put at risk. The same goes for your own personal and financial information transmitted by phone, on the Internet or through bank machines. Now a new invention developed by Dr. Jacob Scheuer of Tel Aviv University's School of Electrical...

2010-02-16 13:41:48

Special issue of Journal of Computer Security A special issue of the Journal of Computer Security (IOS Press, ISSN 0926-227X) brings together the research results of six ongoing FP6-IST projects. The editors of the journal invited those projects that received outstanding reviews in the ICT Trust and Security EU-calls to submit their papers. Security and trust are core research issues for the further development of the information society and for ten years have played, and continue to play, an...

2010-02-15 07:30:00

Diamond nanowire device could lead to new class of diamond nanomaterials suitable for quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and magnetic field imaging By creating diamond-based nanowire devices, a team at Harvard has taken another step towards making applications based on quantum science and technology possible. The new device offers a bright, stable source of single photons at room temperature, an essential element in making fast and secure computing with light practical. The finding...

2010-01-10 14:10:50

Groundbreaking approach could impact fields from cryptography to materials science In an important first for a promising new technology, scientists have used a quantum computer to calculate the precise energy of molecular hydrogen. This groundbreaking approach to molecular simulations could have profound implications not just for quantum chemistry, but also for a range of fields from cryptography to materials science. "One of the most important problems for many theoretical chemists is how to...

2009-11-20 12:54:48

Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have made an important advance in electrically controlling quantum states of electrons, a step that could help in the development of quantum computing. The work is published online today on the Science Express Web site. The researchers have demonstrated the ability to electrically manipulate, at gigahertz rates, the quantum states of electrons trapped on individual defects in diamond crystals. This could aid in the development of quantum computers that could use...

2009-11-18 14:35:59

To exploit the quantum world to the fullest, a key commodity is entanglement"”the spooky, distance-defying link that can form between objects such as atoms even when they are completely shielded from one another. Now, physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaborative organization of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, have developed a promising new source of entangled photons using quantum dots tweaked with a laser....

2009-10-16 10:17:18

Key Laboratory of Quantum Information (CAS), University of Science and Technology of China has recently demonstrated a metropolitan Quantum Cryptography Network (QCN) for Government Administration in Wuhu, China. Because of its scientific significance and social impact, the project is reported in Volume 54, Issue 17 (September, 2009) of the Chinese Science Bulletin authored by Fang-xing Xu et al. During the process of economic globalization, information security has become more and more...

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