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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. Blind quantum computing, as it´s being called, exploits uncertainties in quantum physics to carry out ultra-fast computations. And according to an international team of researchers who published their work in this week´s issue of...

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'. The Bristol researchers have, for the first time, shown that this remarkable phenomenon can be generated, manipulated and measured entirely on a tiny silica chip. They have also used the same chip to measure mixture–an often unwanted effect from the environment, but a phenomenon which can now be...

2011-12-02 12:59:09

Scientists and engineers have proven the worth of quantum cryptography in telecommunication networks by demonstrating its long-term effectiveness in a real-time network. Their international network, created in collaboration with ID Quantique and installed in the Geneva metropolitan area and crossing over to the site of CERN in France, ran for more than one-and-a-half years from the end of March 2009 to the beginning of January 2011. Published today, 2 December, in the Institute of...

2011-11-30 14:47:19

Tossing quantum coins moves closer to reality Alice and Bob have broken up and have moved as far away from each other as possible. But they still have something to sort out: who gets to keep the car. Flipping a coin while talking on the phone to decide who gets to keep it just won't work. There's no trust. Neither believes each other's result. A paper published in Nature Communications by a team of researchers from Canada and Switzerland explores the concept of coin flipping in the...

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. The research team discovered that silicon carbide contains crystal imperfections that can be controlled at a quantum mechanical level. The finding is published this week...

2011-10-05 13:15:00

OEM relationship expands IDQâs capabilities and Certes Networksâ reach into European Markets Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 Certes Networks, the leader in multi-layer encryption solutions for high performance networks, announced today that it has signed an OEM agreement with ID Quantique SA, a Geneva based leader in conventional and quantum encryption technologies. ID Quantique (IDQ) will bring Certes Networksâ technology to market as the...

Image 1 - Physicists Move 1 Step Closer To Quantum Computer
2011-10-04 11:39:38

'Electron superhighway' could pave way for creation of elusive quantum-particle pairs Rice University physicists have created a tiny "electron superhighway" that could one day be useful for building a quantum computer, a new type of computer that will use quantum particles in place of the digital transistors found in today's microchips. In a recent paper in Physical Review Letters, Rice physicists Rui-Rui Du and Ivan Knez describe a new method for making a tiny device called a "quantum...

2011-09-27 15:13:41

Scientists from the University of Vienna's Faculty of Physics in Austria recently gave a theoretical description of teleportation phenomena in sub-atomic scale physical systems, in a publication in the European Physical Journal D. For the first time, the Austrian team proved that mathematical tools give us the freedom to choose how to separate out the constituting matter of a complex physical system by selectively analyzing its so-called quantum state. That is the state in which the system...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.