(Nano-Magazine) Princeton physicist Zahid Hasan and his team of researchers have discovered a quantum state of matter that can be “tuned” at will — and it’s 10 times more tuneable than existing theories can explain. This level of manipulability opens enormous possibilities for next-generation nanotechnologies and quantum computing. “We found a new control knob for…..

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Posted by 09 Nov 2018

(Forbes.com) Quantum computing is defined succinctly in the article as the next frontier of machines that think not in bytes but in powerful qubits. Scientists have been studying the theory of quantum computing for 30 years, and some say the first mainstream applications are just around the corner. Author briefly introduces small startups such as…..

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(Photonics.com) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $218 million in funding for 85 research awards in the field of quantum information science (QIS). The awards were granted to scientists at 28 institutions of higher learning across the nation, along with nine DOE national laboratories, covering a range of topics from developing hardware and…..

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(TechCrunch) D-Wave’s Orion quantum computer, which launched in 2007, was used to classify drug molecules and play Sodoku. The business now sells computers for up to $10 million to clients like Google, Microsoft and Northrop Grumman. Today, the D-Wave computers are simulating weather patterns and tsunamis, optimizing hotel ad displays, solving complex network problems “We’ve…..

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(Economist.com) Quantum-proofing the internet is shaping up to be an expensive, protracted and probably incomplete job. Major companies that control much of the internet’s pipework are already beginning to run quanatum-proofing tests of their own. At Microsoft, Dr LaMacchia plans to test quantum-resistant encryption on the links that connect the firm’s data centers. Google has…..

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(FCW) Carl Williams, the deputy director of NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory, recently outlined the goals of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QEDC) consortium that is tasked with supporting the development of a quantum computing industry. The consortium is a partnership between NIST and SRI International. Thirty-four companies have signed letters of intent to join, Williams…..

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(Engadget) Volkswagen plans to tap the power of quantum computing to develop a traffic management system that can better process transport information and improve the performance of fleet services like taxis and public buses. Volkswagen believes the quantum system can replace current traffic models that are created by conventional supercomputers. The result will be better-run…..

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(NTNews.au) Scientists in Australia have announced an experimental breakthrough that protects correlated photons (packets of light energy) from losing information encoded in them. Researchers believe it could open the door to building a new type of quantum bit, known as qubits, which are the building blocks of quantum computers. Lead researcher and nanophysicistis Dr Andrea…..

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(Phys.org) Physicists at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a new way to build quantum memories, a method for storing delicate quantum information encoded into pulses of light. Quantum memories are an important component of quantum networks, serving much the same role as hard drives in today’s computers. “We’ve developed a new way…..

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(TechnologyReview) Google has entered into an agreement with NASA to help it prove quantum supremacy within a matter of months according to MIT Technology Review. Quantum supremacy is the concept that a sufficiently powerful quantum computer will be able to complete certain mathematical calculations that classical supercomputers cannot perform. The agreement, signed in July, calls…..

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