(InformationAge) Dr. Andrew Shields, Cambridge Research Laboratory of Toshiba Research Europe, believes quantum computing will render much of today’s encryption unsafe, but Quantum Cryptography could be the solution. Unlike other existing security solutions, quantum cryptography is secure from all future advances in mathematics and computing, including from the number-crunching abilities of a quantum computer. Europe’s…..

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(PhysicsWorld) The winner of the 2018 Physics World Book of the Year is “Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Quantum Physics is Different” by Philip Ball. ‘Beyond Weird’ also contains a hefty helping of philosophy, as Ball attempts to reconcile quantum reality with seemingly confounding experimental results. Quantum theory may actually be…..

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(Gizmodo) EeroQ is a startup hoping to begin the conversation around ethics in the quantum computing field.  The founders of EeroQ recently launched the website QcEthics.org and released a paper to “start the conversation now.” Quantum computing companies are developing a product that carries enormous potential for both benefit and harm. Second, quantum computing has…..

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(Nature) Quantum key distribution has reached the level of maturity required for deployment in real-world scenarios. It has previously been shown to operate alongside classical communication in the same telecommunication fibre and over long distances in fiber and in free-space links. Despite these advances, the practical applicability of quantum key distribution has been curtailed until…..

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(Fortune) Future iterations of quantum computers will be able to solve mathematical problems ordinary computers have no hope of computing and open as yet unexplored frontiers for scientific inquiry. Machines like these will touch every aspect of our lives—from drug discovery to digital security. The prospect of quantum computing necessitates a complete rethinking of cryptography……

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(TechSpot) IonQ was founded on the concept that ‘trapped ion quantum’ computing could outperform the silicon-based quantum computers that Google and others are building. The competition in quantum computing is not just between organizations, it’s also between competing methods of quantum computing. IonQ has constructed a quantum computer that can perform calculations on a 79-qubit…..

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(InterestingEngineering) Researchers from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and the University of Vienna in Austria have developed a new way of both controlling and measuring nanoparticles which are trapped in a laser beam, achieving the results in conditions of high sensitivity. The team concluded that it offered “a promising route for room…..

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(ScienceDaily) For the first time, a new quantum algorithm has been implemented for quantum chemical calculations on quantum computers; giving exact solutions of Schroedinger Equations for atoms and molecules. The solving of the Schroedinger Equation (SE) of atoms and molecules is one of the ultimate goals in chemistry, physics and their related fields. SE is…..

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(TechCrunch) Several key agencies in the U.S. intelligence community see technologies like encryption, autonomous and unmanned systems, AI and quantum computing rank at the top of their “worry list” of long-term threats that could be used to cause harm, rather than advance society. For example, the government says that, “adversaries could gain increased access to…..

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(PhysicsWorld)  The phrase “quantum Y2K moment,” the idea that a quantum computer could break the cryptographic systems that protect Internet traffic, is suddenly receiving a great deal of attention. “I think it’s partly that people have woken up to cybersecurity and network security in the last year or two,” says Chris Erven, a Bristol researcher……

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