(CryptoNewsz) The European Commission earlier announced the launch of OPENQKD, a project that will install test quantum communication infrastructures in several European countries. The three-year research project, as suggested by its developers, would be critical in the fields of telecommunications, healthcare, energy supply, and government services. Now, as a part of this €15 million worth…..

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(Wired) Justin Sherman has written to explain the fallacy and danger of using a Cold War analogy to formulate tech policy. Sherman believes that many policymakers take these Cold War analogies as hard truth, consequently misunderstanding everything from the global threat landscape to the ways in which particular technologies should be regulated. Instead, he urges…..

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Posted by 24 Sep 2019

(GigaBitMagazine) Last week, a document posted to (and then immediately withdrawn from) NASA’s website revealed that a team of Google researchers at the tech giant’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab had reached a significant milestone: demonstrating “Quantum Supremacy.” In this article, Gigabit takes a look at the engineer who reportedly led the team that demonstrated quantum…..

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Posted by 24 Sep 2019

(Bitcoinist) The tech news is awash with speculation on Google’s “quantum supremacy achievement”. The question posed by Bitcoinist is whether this achievement poses a threat to cryptocurrency. Bitcoin’s cryptography is currently 256 bit encryption (SHA-256) while Elliptical Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) is used in to create private and public key pairs. It will be…..

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(UBuffalo.edu) New research on two-dimensional tungsten disulfide (WS2) could open the door to advances in quantum computing. Scientists reported that they can manipulate the electronic properties of this super-thin material in ways that could be useful for encoding quantum data. The study deals with WS2’s energy valleys, which University at Buffalo physicist Hao Zeng, co-lead…..

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(SciTechDaily) Physicists at Uppsala University have identified how to distinguish between true and ‘fake’ Majorana states in one of the most commonly used experimental setups, by means of supercurrent measurements. This theoretical study is a crucial step for advancing the field of topological superconductors and applications of Majorana states for robust quantum computers. Majorana states…..

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(QuintessenceLabs) Andreas Baumhof asks and answers: What do we need to upgrade to become quantum-safe?” in his latest blog. The posting is lengthy,but Baumhof answers the central question: Well, it looks like that we literally need to upgrade everything. We basically use cryptography everywhere and we encrypt everything, so there are lots of things we…..

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(TheVerge) Google says that it has achieved quantum supremacy, a major milestone towards the development of quantum computers. At least, it seems to have. The announcement came in a paper that was reportedly published on the NASA website before being pulled, according to the The Financial Times which retrieved a copy before it disappeared. “To our knowledge,”…..

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(RT.Insights) Computers have revolutionized how we can trade and move capital. Data that can influence trading is now streamed from news agencies, exchanges, legislature, and banks from across the world. The ability to congregate that into singular databases has been defined. Now the challenge is storage and insight-driven decision-making. How and where do we store…..

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(OSA.org) Ronald Hanson, the director of the QuTech project at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, recently sketched out some of those possibilities for the quantum internet, and how his team at Delft and others are working to make this vision a reality. Hanson called the drive for a quantum internet “an amazing endeavor ……..

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