Quantum Computing

AI and Quantum Computers Are Our Best Weapons Against Cyber Criminals

Weapons of Cyber Warfare<p>Cyber security has become a key issue in our national and international discussions. No longer do cyber attacks concern only …

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Doped Diamonds Push Practical Quantum Computing Closer to Reality

Good old silicon saves the day.<p>A large team of researchers from MIT, Harvard University, and Sandia National Laboratories has scored a major advance toward building practical quantum computers. The work, which is described in the current <i>Nature Communications</i>, offers a new pathway toward using …

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Russian Researchers Claim First Quantum-Safe Blockchain

The Russian Quantum Center today announced it has overcome the threat of quantum cryptography by creating the first quantum-safe blockchain, securing …

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Toward mass-producible quantum computers

Quantum computers are experimental devices that offer large speedups on some computational problems. One promising approach to building them involves …

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Google Plans to Demonstrate the Supremacy of Quantum Computing

Quantum computers have long held the promise of performing certain calculations that are impossible—or at least, entirely impractical—for even the …

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NSA Says New Encryption Standards Needed to Resist Quantum Computing

Chances are that you’re familiar with the National Security Agency as the U.S. government organization that listens in on foreign communications and …

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IBM Edge Ahead of the Rest in the Quantum Computing Race

There’s no stopping them now, and I don’t just mean IBM. Many a company are involved in the race to be the first to achieve quantum supremacy, but …

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Xbox 360 architect is spearheading Microsoft’s quantum computing project

Why it matters to you<p>Microsoft is taking a unique approach to quantum computing in the hopes of outpacing its competition to become the first company …

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Quantum computing, election pledges and a thief who made science history

The week in science: 19–25 May 2017.<p>Facilities | Politics | Policy | Health | Events | Awards | Trend watch | Coming up<p>FACILITIES<p><b>SESAME open</b> The …

He Built the Xbox—Can He Make a Microsoft Product Out of Quantum Computing?

Microsoft executive Todd Holmdahl has led teams to invent profitable new computing hardware products before. His latest project is his first with a …

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Introducing The 'Chit' - The World's First One-Bit Chemical Hard Drive

Storing data in chemicals.<p>In classical computing, information is stored in bits that are read by physical phenomena such as electricity. You might …

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How Do You Code for a Quantum Computer?

Ever since the invention of the computer, coders have been working in the medium of 1’s and 0’s, creating the modern world by directly or indirectly …

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Artificial intelligence and quantum computing aid cyber crime fight

Businesses set to spend $100bn on protection by 2020<p>You enter your password incorrectly too many times and get locked out of your account; your …

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Physics Week in Review: May 20, 2017

Could dark matter be a self-annihilating WIMP? Might a newly discovered "cold spot" be evidence for a multiverse? And could Scrooge McDuck really …

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IBM beats quantum computing power record | V3

IBM has progressed further along the path to quantum computing, having built and tested two new devices far in advance of its previous best 5-qubit …

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IBM scientists demonstrate ballistic nanowire connections, a potential future key component for quantum computing

IBM scientists have achieved an important milestone toward creating sophisticated quantum devices that could become a key component of quantum …

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IBM, D-Wave Report Quantum Computing Advances

IBM said this week it has built and tested a pair of quantum computing processors, including a prototype of a commercial version.That progress …

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IBM's Newest Quantum Computing Processors Have Triple the Qubits of Their Last

Quantum Computing Leaps<p>Due to their complexity, quantum computers are still largely inaccessible for the average person, which is why developers and …

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Using graphene to create quantum bits

In the race to produce a quantum computer, a number of projects are seeking a way to create quantum bits—or qubits—that are stable, meaning they are …

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IBM Inches Closer To Quantum Supremacy With 16- And 17-Qubit Quantum Computers

IBM announced that it has built two new quantum computers, which number 16 and 17 qubits, respectively. The 16-qubit computer will be available to …

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IBM makes a leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.Quantum computers, when they become commercially available, are expected to vastly outperform conventional computers in a number of domains, including machine learning, cryptography and the optimization of business …

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IBM unveils its most powerful quantum processor yet

IBM's two quantum computing platforms just took a leap forward in processing power. The company announced today that it has successfully built and tested its two most powerful quantum computers yet -- the research and business-focused Quantum Experience universal computer and the prototype …

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Bigger is better: Quantum volume expresses computer’s limit

Quantum computing benchmark looks at fundamental limit of computer, not speed.<p>The race to build the first useful quantum computer continues apace. …

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Quantum Computers Sound Great, But Who’s Going to Program Them?

While everyone’s in a rush to get to the end of the quantum computer race, has anyone really given a moment thought as to who will actually program …

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VC-backed D-Wave raises $50 mln facility from PSP Investments

<b>D-Wave Systems Inc</b>, a Vancouver quantum computing systems and software company, has secured a convertible notes facility of up to US$50 million from</b> …

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Even Quantum Computers Need to Keep Their Cool, But How To Make Cool?

Quantum computers are very powerful machines and all that power produces a lot of heat. So, in order for quantum computers to work at their most …

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BBC World Service - Discovery, Quantum Supremacy

IBM is giving users worldwide the chance to use a quantum computer; Google is promising "quantum supremacy" by the end of the year; Microsoft's Station Q is working on the hardware and operating system for a machine that will outpace any conventional computer. Roland Pease meets some of the …

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Researchers Have Just Devised a Way to Store Information in Chemicals

What’s a Chit?<p>In classical computing, information is stored in bits that are read by physical phenomena like electricity. You might recognize them as …

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Quantum Computing, Now and Next – Andreessen Horowitz

Moore’s Law — putting more and more transistors on a chip — accelerated the computing industry by so many orders of magnitude, it has (and continues …

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Europe Takes Quantum Computing to the Next Level With this Billion Euro Project

The race on quantum technologies is on in a big way. We’ve already seen big investments coming from both China and the United States, and now Europe …

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