(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…..
(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…..
(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…..
(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…..
(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…..
(Computing.co.uk) The European Union has announced the first 20 projects to receive funding under its Quantum Technologies Flagship program. Click here for a complete list and brief description of each of those projects. These 20 project will be funded at least until September 2021, with the expectation that quantum computing research and development will enjoy…..
(WallStreetJournal) Frank Wilczek is a practicing quantum mechanic today. In this editorial/book review, he discusses insights he gained from the book “Spinning Tops and Gyroscopic Motion” that was written by the Irish engineer and mathematician John Perry. The content is based on a lecture Perry gave in 1890 in which he anticipated a key force…..
(TechCrunch) Crypto Quantique has developed what it claims is “the world’s first quantum driven secure chip (QDSC)” on silicon, which, when combined with cryptographic APIs, it says is capable of providing any connected device with a scalable and easy to implement “end-to-end” security solution. We have created a root-of-trust by harnessing quantum processes in semiconductors…..
(PhysOrg.News) A Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) team has developed a completely quantum certification method that uses the computer’s own building blocks. Nicolas Sangouard, SNSF Professor at the University of Basel, explained, “In a few years at most, I expect the computing power of quantum computers to significantly outstrip the computing power of ordinary computers. We call…..
(StartUpTicker) Zurich Instruments has now launched one of the necessary building blocks of quantum computing. The Zurich Instruments Quantum Computing Control System (QCCS) is an integrated and comprehensive system of individually proven instruments and software designed to manage the high complexity of a quantum computing setup. It provides the cutting-edge control electronics essential to initialize,…..