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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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The Basis of the Universe May Not Be Energy or Matter but Information

In this radical view, the universe is a giant supercomputer processing particles as bits. <br>Read More

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Quantum Weirdness Has Been Tested Beyond The Particle Scale For The First Time

Yes!<p>A small tweak on a definitive experiment in quantum physics has allowed scientists to observe for the first time exactly how molecules behave as …

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[1707.08561v2] Quantum machine learning: a classical perspective

Quantum Physics<p>Title: Quantum machine learning: a classical perspective<p>Abstract: Recently, increased computational power and data availability, as …

Time Crystals Could be the Key to the First Quantum Computer

It’s been proven that time crystals do in fact exist. Two different teams of researchers created some time crystals just recently, one of which was …

Measuring time in a quantum tunnel

In the quantum mechanical tunnelling effect, particles take a few attoseconds to overcome an energy barrier

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What Does Space Look Like Under a Microscope?

Look at space under a microscope and what do you see? Nothing. Magnify 1,000 times. Nothing. Magnify 1,000,000 times. Still nothing. Magnify …

First Support for a Physics Theory of Life

Take chemistry, add energy, get life. The first tests of Jeremy England’s provocative origin-of-life hypothesis are in, and they appear to show how …

Viewpoint: Causality in the Quantum World

Author(s): Jacques PienaarA new model extends the definition of causality to quantum-mechanical systems.<br>[Physics 10, 86] Published Mon Jul 31, 2017

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'Quantum' technology is the future, and it's already here — here's what that means for you

Batteries that last 10 years per charge. MRI scanners the size of smartphones. Medical sensors that diagnose disease with nothing more than a breath sample.<p>At Moscow’s fourth annual International Conference on Quantum Technologies , the world’s quantum physics community acknowledges this …

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How Quantum Physics Is About to Revolutionize Biochemistry - MIT Technology Review

One of the strange consequences of quantum mechanics is the phenomenon of indistinguishability—that two quantum particles can be impossible to tell …

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L'ordinateur quantique devient réalité après 25 ans de recherches

Le support de l'information d'un ordinateur classique est le bit, qui peut avoir deux états: 0 ou 1. Dans un ordinateur quantique, l'information peut …

Quantum Questions Inspire New Math

In order to fully understand the quantum world, we may have to develop a new realm of mathematics.<p>Mathematics might be more of an environmental …

6 Practical Examples Of How Quantum Computing Will Change Our World

There’s a reason Google, Microsoft, IBM and governments around the world continue to make significant investments in quantum computing—they are counting on it to change the world by solving problems that are intractable for today’s classical computers.<p>Quantum computers will disrupt every industry. …

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Atos Introduces World’s Highest-Performing Quantum Simulator

Written by AZoQuantum<p><b>Atos, an international leader in digital transformation, recently launched the world's first commercially available</b> …

D-Wave Just Open-Sourced Quantum Computing

Today’s Quantum Computers<p>Quantum computing sounds really complicated, and it is for pretty much everyone except maybe those developers trained in …

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[1505.00774] Modelling Microtubules in the Brain as n-qudit Quantum Hopfield Network and Beyond

Quantitative Biology > Neurons and Cognition<p>Title: Modelling Microtubules in the Brain as n-qudit Quantum Hopfield Network and Beyond<p>Abstract: The …

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Physicists May Have Discovered One of the Missing Pieces of Quantum Theory

An Alternative to Quantum Entanglement<p>The quantum world is full of phenomena scientists are still largely grappling with on a theoretical level. One …

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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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Researchers Check Space-Time to See if It’s Made of Quantum Bits

The newly developed theory of emergent gravity, proposed as an alternative to dark matter, struggles in one of its first trials.<p>Does space-time …

Fluid Tests Hint at Concrete Quantum Reality

Surprising oil drop experiments suggest that the quantum world may not be as strange as advertised.<p>For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky …

Can This Quantum-Computing Genius Beat Out IBM and Google?

Few people can say they’ve brought about a quantum leap in their field. But if all goes well for Chad Rigetti, this summer he will join them, by …

Albert Einstein letters on science, politics and God could be yours

Several letters written by the iconic, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein will be auctioned off next week. Winner’s Auctions and …

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Neural networks take on quantum entanglement

Machine learning, the field that’s driving a revolution in artificial intelligence, has cemented its role in modern technology. Its tools and …

Machine Learning

IBM Has An Unusual Strategy For Advancing Quantum Computing

We're entering a new technological epoch<p>In 1946, John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert completed the development of the ENIAC, the world's first publicly announced digital computer. Yet it was still essentially a prototype. It wouldn't be till 1952, when the pair debuted the UNIVAC during the …

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Time may be fuzzy. If so, the idea of causality may be in trouble

THE thing about <i>Gedankenexperimente</i>—or thought experiments, for those who find Albert Einstein’s native tongue too twisting—is that you never know …

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