Latest Quantum information science Stories

2012-12-17 14:35:20

While some theoretical physicists make predictions about astrophysics and the behavior of stars and galaxies, others work in the realm of the very small, which includes quantum physics. Such is the case at UC Santa Barbara, where theoretical physicists at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) cover the range of questions in physics. Recently, theoretical physicists at KITP have made important strides in studying a concept in quantum physics called quantum entanglement, in...

2012-12-03 13:55:52

New research has demonstrated a way to make bismuth electrons and nuclei work together as qubits in a quantum computer. The discovery, published in Nature Materials, takes us a key step further to creating practical quantum computing which could tackle complex programs that would otherwise take the lifetime of the universe to finish. The collaboration partners are based in the University of Warwick, UCL, ETH Zurich and the USA Sandia National Labs. Information on our normal computers...

Digital Encryption At The Quantum Level
2012-11-20 10:38:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Toshiba and Cambridge University have been working together to find a cheaper and more efficient way to protect networks from criminal thievery and spying. To find the answer, these two teams looked to quantum physics, landing on a solution which allows high-speed fiber cables to be just as secure as dedicated fiber optics lines. Though this advance will likely first appear in government and military networks, this method could...

2012-11-13 11:04:14

Griffith Uni researchers lead light breakthrough Research physicists have demonstrated the first device capable of amplifying the information in a single particle of light without adding noise. The research collaboration, involving Griffith University, The University of Queensland and University of Science and Technology of China, was able to amplify the noisy quantum state of a single photon subjected to loss, without adding noise in the process; in fact, their amplification reduced...

Researchers Reveal New Method For Entangling Photons
2012-11-03 08:24:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team led by the University of Vienna has developed a new method for entangling single photons that gyrate in opposite directions. This is the first step towards entangling and twisting even macroscopic, spatially separated objects in two different directions, according to the team. The findings of this study have been published in the journal Science. Quantum physics is the theory of lightweight objects such as atoms or...

Looking Beyond Space And Time To Cope With Quantum Theory
2012-10-29 09:30:54

Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore Physicists have proposed an experiment that could force us to make a choice between extremes to describe the behavior of the Universe. The proposal comes from an international team of researchers from Switzerland, Belgium, Spain and Singapore, and is published today in Nature Physics. It is based on what the researchers call a 'hidden influence inequality'. This exposes how quantum predictions challenge our best...

2012-10-23 14:28:21

A research team from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) have brought the reality of a quantum computer one step closer by experimentally demonstrating a technique for significantly reducing the physical resources required for quantum factoring. The team have shown how it is possible to recycle the particles inside a quantum computer, so that quantum factoring can be achieved with only one third of the particles originally required. The research is published in...

2012-10-04 13:34:55

Information breach may be drastically reduced as a result of a technology breakthrough Move over money, a new currency is helping make the world go round. As increasing volumes of data become accessible, transferable and, therefore, actionable, information is the treasure companies want to amass. To protect this wealth, organizations use cryptography, or coded messages, to secure information from "technology robbers." This group of hackers and malware creators increasingly is becoming more...

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