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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...

2012-07-13 10:48:56

Study describes greater chances of accessing more reliable information on applications in quantum computing and cryptography Theoretical physicist Filippo Miatto and colleagues from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, have found a new method of reliably assessing the information contained in photon pairs used for applications in cryptography and quantum computing. The findings, published in EPJ D´, are so robust that they enable access to the information even when the...

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...

2012-06-26 02:31:26

LONDON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTag Tag Management system launches Universal Variable - the world's first open, self service Universal Tag implementation Customer Data Platform QuBit (http://www.qubitproducts.com) today launches Universal Variable, a new implementation of a Universal Tag architecture, for its hugely successful OpenTag (http://www.opentag.qubitproducts.com) Enterprise tag management system. Universal Variable is the...

2012-06-13 22:20:56

BURNABY, British Columbia and MILPITAS, Calif., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Wave Systems Inc., the world's first commercial quantum computing company, today announced that quantum computing expert Dr. Colin P. Williams has accepted a role with the company. Serving in a variety of capacities, his title will be Director, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. Dr. Williams authored Explorations in Quantum Computing in 1999, one of the first textbooks on the subject....

2012-06-12 14:19:37

USC scientists demonstrate that quantum computing could speed up the way web page ranks are calculated on the ever-expanding Internet Most people don't think twice about how Internet search engines work. You type in a word or phrase, hit enter, and poof — a list of web pages pops up, organized by relevance. Behind the scenes, a lot of math goes into figuring out exactly what qualifies as most relevant web page for your search. Google, for example, uses a page ranking algorithm...

Quantum Computers Move One Step Closer
2012-06-08 03:00:53

The quantum computer is a futuristic machine that could operate at speeds even more mind-boggling than the world´s fastest super-computers. Research involving physicist Mike Thewalt of Simon Fraser University offers a new step towards making quantum computing a reality, through the unique properties of highly enriched and highly purified silicon. Quantum computers right now exist pretty much in physicists´ concepts, and theoretical research. There are some basic quantum...

2012-06-08 02:21:39

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Element Six, the world leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials, working in partnership with academics in Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik, has used its Element Six single crystal synthetic diamond grown by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) to demonstrate the capability of quantum bit memory to exceed one second at room temperature. (Photo:...

Efficient, Tunable Interface For Quantum Networks
2012-05-23 12:59:16

Quantum technologies promise to redefine the landscape of information processing and communication. We already live in an information age, in which vast amounts of data are sent around the world over optical fibers, but future quantum networks may be many times more powerful. These networks will require interfaces that can transfer information from quantum processors onto light particles (photons). Such interfaces will allow optical fibers to transmit information-bearing photons between...