Posted by 18 Jan 2021

(NextPlatform) There are several signs that a number of important collaborations between quantum vendors and major biotech companies will be announced in 2021. If pharma comes out as the early adopter expect the entire quantum hardware market to explode sooner than anyone would have expected. Boehringer Ingelheim’s partnership with Google is in front of a pharma trend we expect to

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Posted by 18 Jan 2021

(IBM.QuantumBlog) From November 9 to 30, 2020, more than 3,300 people from 85 countries applied for the 2,000 seats of the IBM Quantum Challenge to find out what does programming for the not-so-distant quantum future look like? During the three-week challenge, participants learned how to implement complex quantum data structures using qRAM and design a quantum game solver using Grover’s

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(Phys.org) A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has used drones to create a prototype of a small airborne quantum network. The researchers sent entangled particles from one drone to another and from a drone to the ground. To build a long-range quantum network, satellites appear to be the ideal solution. But for smaller networks, such as

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(ComputerWeekly) https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252494884/Tech-partnership-to-drive-Finlands-quantum-computing-project. Finland’s plan to build a 50-qubit machine stacks up reasonably well in terms of ambition and scope, compared with projects being run by global tech giants Google and IBM. The VTT-IQM co-innovation partnership aims to deliver a 50-qubit machine by 2024, drawing on international quantum technology expertise to augment Finland’s home-grown quantum capabilities. The partnership combines VTT’s expertise

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(PRNewswire) An international research team has developed a fast and affordable quantum random number generator. The device created by scientists from NUST MISIS, Russian Quantum Center, University of Oxford, Goldsmiths, University of London and Freie Universität Berlin produces randomness at a rate of 8.05 gigabits per second, which makes it the fastest random number generator of its kind. The study

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(PhysicsWorld) “Lattice surgery” has been used to quantum-mechanically entangle fault-tolerant topological qubits – an achievement that could lead to the production of more reliable quantum logic gates. Created by researchers in Austria, Switzerland and Germany, the entanglement technique could prove useful in the development of quantum error correction algorithms and ultimately to achieve scalable, large-scale quantum computation. A big problem

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(IndiaEducationDiary) Understanding of the universe could be transformed thanks to major UK investment in quantum technologies including £2m for Lancaster University. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is supporting two collaborative projects involving Lancaster to investigate key questions such as the nature of dark matter and how the early Universe evolved. The £2m award is part of the National Quantum Technologies

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(Phys.org) Scientists at the Institute of Physics of the University of Tartu have found a way to develop optical quantum computers of a new type. Central to the discovery are rare earth ions that have certain characteristics and can act as quantum bits. These would give quantum computers ultrafast computation speed and better reliability compared to earlier solutions. The University

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(Quantum.gov) The first Annual Report on the National Quantum Initiative (NQI) Program budget, as required by the NQI Act has been released. The release of this report follows the ramp-up of the NQI Program during 2019 and the establishment of several NQI centers and a consortium during 2020. Click here to download the 26-page report. The United States has invested

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(ScienceNews.org) Researchers from Nanjing University have reported using drones to transmit particles of light, or photons, that share the quantum linkage called entanglement. The photons were sent to two locations a kilometer apart. The researchers used two drones to transmit the photons. One drone created pairs of entangled particles, sending one particle to a station on the ground while relaying

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