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Quantum Physics Mimics Spooky Action Into The Past
2012-04-23 09:37:30

Physicists of the group of Prof. Anton Zeilinger at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the University of Vienna, and the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) have, for the first time, demonstrated in an experiment that the decision whether two particles were in an entangled or in a separable quantum state can be made even after these particles have been measured and may no longer exist.

2012-04-18 21:40:51

A new type of quantum bit called a "phase-slip qubit", devised by researchers at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute and their collaborators, has enabled the world's first-ever experimental demonstration of coherent quantum phase slip (CQPS).

Quantum Network Created Based On Interfaces Between Single Atoms And Photons
2012-04-12 09:37:30

Quantum physicists have made a leap forward in subatomic particle communication by connecting two separate labs 21-meters apart using two atoms and a photon, according to a report published in the April 12 issue of Nature.

2012-04-09 13:28:24

Scientists have overcome a major hurdle facing quantum computing: how to protect quantum information from degradation by the environment while simultaneously performing computation in a solid-state quantum system.

Image 1 - Researchers Create Quantum Computer In Diamond
2012-04-06 04:31:03

A girl's best friend has stepped into the digital age as scientists from the University of Southern California have built a quantum computer inside a diamond.

2012-04-02 09:25:53

A research team led by University of Toronto Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has found a new quantum encryption method to foil even the most sophisticated hackers.

2012-03-23 09:43:47

One of the strange features of quantum information is that, unlike almost every other type of information, it cannot be perfectly copied.

2012-03-21 15:32:08

The alphabet of data processing could include more elements than the "0" and "1" in future. An international research team has achieved a new kind of bit with single electrons, called quantum bits, or qubits.

2012-03-05 22:49:56

For almost fifteen years Professor Nicolas Gisin and his physicist col- laborators have been entangling photons.

IBM Makes Strides In Quantum Computing Technology
2012-02-29 05:13:35

IBM revealed on Tuesday that it has achieved a major advance in quantum computing that will allow engineers to begin working on a full-scale quantum computer.


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