(Forbes.com) The basic physics principles that underlie quantum computers were presented at National Association of Science Writers at a session on communicating quantum physics. The presentation was in a manner suitable for non-physicists and is restated in this must-read article for non-scientists wanting to comprehend quantum technology and its potential. In general terms, the article explains: “A quantum computer exploits

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Posted by 15 Nov 2018

(Physics.org) Researchers in a lab at Aarhus University have developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world to optimize a quantum gas experiment through multiplayer collaboration and in real time. Entitled the Alice Challenge, the parameters from the experts and citizen scientists were sent through an online

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(ScientificAmerican) The national security of the United States and its allies the past 70 years was in large part due to the technological superiority of their public and private sectors. The future of that technological leadership is in doubt now as nation-state rivals pursue leadership positions in a next generation of technologies. A newly emergent field called quantum computing threatens

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(Forbes.com) Rigetti’s achievements in cloud-based quantum access are numerous. After months of announcing advances in quantum processors, Rigetti Computing announced in September that the platform could bring the speed and computing edge of its tech to actual business users. Called Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services, the platform will feature access to hybrid computing systems—both Rigetti’s own quantum processors as well as

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(BloombergNews) Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman was the first to suggest that the mind-bending properties of quantum mechanics could be harnessed to make a new kind of computer almost 40 years ago. This article discusses describes the current quantum computer ecosystem and broadly explains how the technology functions: –Quantum computers might make today’s fastest supercomputer look like an abacus. –Canada’s

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(ZDNet) Scientists from Imperial College London and UK laser instrument maker M Squared have demonstrated a way to measure how super-cooled atoms respond when inside an accelerating vehicle. The demonstrates that a transportable quantum accelerator could address GPS’s dependence on satellite signals, which can be jammed or spoofed by an attacker, rendering the system useless for navigational information. Accelerometers are

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(WSJ.com) Ford Motor Co. has been experimenting with quantum computing platform with an eye to future use for optimization of driving routes and improving the structure of batteries for electric vehicles. Ford has been collaborating with NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Silicon Valley since July, when the organizations signed a year-long $100,000 contract. Ford has also automaker recently hired

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(IEEESpectrum) One advanced method of cryptographic protection of sensitive information close to commercialization is quantum key distribution (QKD). Recently, Toshiba and Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) at Tohoku University announced that they have achieved, for the first time, an average key distribution speed greater than 10 megabits per second over a one-month period. This is roughly five times as fast

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(Forbes.com) The author of “Breakfast with Einstein” discusses new book that describes the ways in which quantum phenomena manifest in the course of ordinary morning activities. Author Chad Orzel discusses Einstein’s eventual disenchantment with quantum mechanics that has been exhaustively documented even though he played a pivotal role in launching the theory. But he stresses it is entirely appropriate to

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(Forbes) Britain’s telecommunications giant BT has been researching quantum communications for several years in the effort to keep data on ultra-secure on fiber-optic cables. The company’s research focus has been on a technique known as quantum key distribution, which refers to using quantum physics to share keys in encrypted communications. The advent of powerful quantum-computing techniques could not only supercharge

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