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By Thierry Lorho | Quantum in the news

We've Entered a New Era of Quantum Computing

Quantum computing might be nascent, but recent advancements have brought us into a new age. And every new era needs a name. So when future computing …

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Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

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The Guardian view on quantum computing: the new space race

The main use of quantum technology might not be to hack existing systems but to create unhackable communication networks of the future<p>The Washington Post’s columnist David Ignatius moonlights as a pacey novelist. His latest book, The Quantum Spy, is a thriller that touches upon the space race of …

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Physicists Demonstrate How to Reverse of the Arrow of Time - MIT Technology Review

One of the more curious challenges in physics is to understand the nature of time. At the microscopic level, the laws of physics are symmetric with …

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Unsupervised Machine Learning Demonstrated On Quantum Computer

Rigetti 19Q quantum processorRigetti, a full-stack (hardware and software) quantum computing startup from California, demonstrated that its new …

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BREAKING: Engineers Just Unveiled The First-Ever Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

The Moon landing of quantum computing.<p>Practical quantum computing has been big news this year, with significant advances being made on theoretical …

A quarter century ago, the qubit was born

John Archibald Wheeler was fond of clever phrases.He made the term “black hole” famous in the 1960s. He also coined the now-familiar “wormhole” and …

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A Physicist’s Physicist Ponders the Nature of Reality

Edward Witten reflects on the meaning of dualities in physics and math, emergent space-time, and the pursuit of a complete description of nature.

‘Arrow of time’ reversed in quantum experiment

In quantum systems, heat can flow “backward,” from cold to hot.

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On the Conceptuality Interpretation of Quantum and Relativity Theories. (arXiv:1711.09668v1 [physics.hist-ph])

How can we explain the strange behavior of quantum and relativistic entities? Why do they behave in ways that defy our intuition about how physical …

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The new thermodynamics: how quantum physics is bending the rules

Experiments are starting to probe the limits of the classical laws of thermodynamics.<p>It would take a foolhardy physicist to dare attempt to break the …

The Present and Future of Quantum Computing for AI

Quantum computing is still in it’s infancy, and no universal architecture for quantum computers exists right now. However, their prototypes are …

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Are Space, Time, And Gravity All Just Illusions?

The Universe, as we know it, has a fundamental flaw staring us right in our faces, letting us know that our knowledge is incomplete. The four fundamental forces are described by two different and mutually incompatible frameworks: General Relativity for gravitation, and Quantum Field Theory for the …

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‘Qudits’ Join the Strange Zoo of Quantum Computing

By now the sheer repetition of the term qubit has made it seem comprehensible and quantum computing not so strange. Brace yourself. Here comes the …

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Microsoft’s new coding language is made for quantum computers

When one of the first personal computers, the Altair 8800 came along in 1976, Microsoft was ready with a programming language, Altair BASIC. It wants to be equally prepared when quantum computers go mainstream, so it has unveiled a new programming language and other tools for the futuristic tech at …

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Entanglement is an inevitable feature of reality

(Phys.org)—Is entanglement really necessary for describing the physical world, or is it possible to have some post-quantum theory without …

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