(BBC) Dr Mithuna Yoganathan from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University, UK, explains in this brief BBC interview how quantum computing might help with drug discoveries in years to come. She emphasizes that quantum computing won’t be for personal reasons but for research. “One of the big uses will be…..

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(PLOS.org) Open source software is becoming crucial in the design and testing of quantum algorithms. In the article, authors Mark Fingerhuth , Tomáš Babej, and Peter Wittek present and highlight the best practices they believe could foster a more active community around quantum computing software that welcomes newcomers to the field, but also ensures high-quality,…..

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(VentureBeat) Last year, Microsoft open-sourced several features of the Quantum Development Kit, including the libraries and samples, and this year it plans to finish the job by open-sourcing the Quantum Development that has everything a developer needs to build their own quantum computing programs and experiments. Microsoft hopes open-sourcing the Quantum Development will grow the…..

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(TheHinduBusinessOnline) Security concerns continue to mount as IoT devices proliferate, to grow to 25 billion devices by 2020. DigiCert’s Senior Vice President Ray Garnie says, “It is not far off. By 2020 we will have 25 billion IoT devices and imagine the challenge of ensuring security. With quantum computing, it will open up more challenges.”…..

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(JPMorganChase) JPMorgan Chase is planning its readiness for quantum computing. The company tasked a senior engineer Constantin Gonciulea with building a “quantum culture.” Gonciulea is the unofficial leader of the company’s foray into discovering how quantum computing can change the financial industry. Every two weeks he gathers a select group of 25 computer scientists to…..

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(Phys.org) Physicists from the University of Vienna and the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona have shown that tailored graphene structures enable single photons to interact with each other. This structure is a proposed new architecture for quantum computers. Their proposed scheme makes use of several unique properties of graphene, each of which has been…..

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(TechCrunch) Microsoft has announced that it will open-source its quantum computing efforts in the coming months. Those include Q#, a programming language for writing quantum code and a compiler for this language, as well as a quantum simulator. Te code will live on Microsoft’s GitHub page. Previously, the team had already open-sourced a number of…..

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(PRNewswire) Keio University and IBM have announced the first clients to join as members of the IBM Q Hub at Keio University. They include: JSR, MUFG Bank, Mizuho Financial Group, and Mitsubishi Chemical. The first IBM Q Hub in Asia, which officially opened today, Keio University will work with IBM to help organizations explore quantum…..

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(Canada.AutoNews) Automotive companies are already considering the broader implications of quantum computing technology for everything from mobility-as-a-service to artificial intelligence to optimizing the design of car components. “We see quantum computing as a strategic priority,” said Joydip Ghosh, Ford Motor’s expert on the subject. The inflection point for the auto industry may have come when…..

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(TheGlobe&Mail) Quantum technology poses a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Canada to be at the vanguard of the applications of these new technologies explains authors Tiff Macklem, Michele Mosca, and Brian O’Higgins (brief bios below). At the same time, quantum technology poses a threat to government, communications, transportation, banking, energy and other critical infrastructure systems. Canada must…..

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