(Consulting.US.News) Accenture was recently granted a US patent for a ‘multi-state quantum optimization engine.’ The technology leverages the increased processing power of quantum computing to optimize business decision-making. Accenture’s new patent (U.S. Patent No. 10,095,981) combines aspects of classical and quantum computing into an optimization engine that helps organizations identify optimal solutions to business problems…..

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Posted by 03 Jan 2019

(Jaxenter) Much of the worry about quantum computing comes from the simple fact that it can defeat much of modern encryption. Many believe that sooner or later, quantum computing will be used by people with bad intentions with devastating effects. The implications are profound for everyone from governments to the enterprise to the home user……

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(Phys.org) Researchers from Osaka City University (OCU) in Japan, have found a novel quantum algorithm enabling us to perform full configuration interaction (Full-CI) calculations suitable for “chemical reactions.” Full-CI calculations are potentially capable of predicting chemical reactions. The researchers of the current study report a new Full-CI approach implemented on quantum computers for the first…..

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(Gizmodo) The first quantum computers weren’t computers at all. They were biochemistry equipment, relying on the same science as MRI machines. Physicists tinkering with mathematics and biochemistry equipment for curiosity’s sake led to the prototype quantum computers of the late 1990s which in turn indirectly led to the quantum computers built by Google and IBM…..

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Posted by 02 Jan 2019

(PhysicsWorld) New prototype quantum computing devices are being announced every few months. Figuring out how well the qubits work, and what they might be useful for, is not easy to quantify. Creating games for quantum computers offers an engaging way of exploring and testing their capabilities. Users can also try out quantum devices by games…..

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(GCN) The first phase of the Quantum Technologies for Threat Military Applications prototype project was awarded Nov. 26. EWA Warrior Services will receive just below $500,000 for global market research on current and future capabilities with a final report and recommendations for hardware and software prototypes. The US Army is seeking a better understanding of…..

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(MITNews) For the first time, researchers have recorded the “temporal coherence” of a graphene qubit — meaning how long it can maintain a special state that allows it to represent two logical states simultaneously. The demonstration, which used a new kind of graphene-based qubit, represents a critical step forward for practical quantum computing. To fabricate…..

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Posted by 02 Jan 2019

(Forbes) Scientists have potentially overcome some of the barriers to practical quantum computing by combined two types of qubit on a single device. In 1998, Daniel Loss of the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and David DiVincenzo of IBM conceptualized the building of a quantum computer by using the spins of electrons embedded in…..

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(DarkReading) Quantum computing will break most of the encryption schemes on which we rely today. These five tips will help you get ready. 1) Take Action: Monitor the development of both quantum computers and post-quantum standards and protocols. 2) Double Key Sizes: Double your key sizes for symmetric algorithms. A good place to start is…..

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Posted by 31 Dec 2018

(WSJ) Congress in late 2018 passed a bipartisan bill aimed at speeding U.S. development of the emerging technology of quantum computing. The Wall Street Journal’s John D. McKinnon repored that even Washington recognizes in quantum technology a potential to drive economic growth and address, according to a recent administration paper, “the nation’s most pressing national…..

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