University of Oxford quantum physicist David Nadlinger took the winning photo of the fifth EPSRC science photo competition. The winning image shows a strontium atom held by electric fields.
Feature | Science February 14, 2018
Microsoft’s just-released quantum development kit offers developers a simulated quantum computer for them to test their programs on. It also includes plenty of documentation and other tools that help them learn how to code for the platform.
Microsoft December 13, 2017
Two different teams of physicists have recently presented a new procedure for creating superconducting interconnects. The process has helped them to create a quantum simulator that can compute faster than classic type of computers.
Feature | Science December 3, 2017
IBM just created a 50-qubit quantum computer, the highest there is, that represents a major leap in the quantum computing industry. But qubits are just one part of the story.
Computers November 12, 2017
IBM has announced that it’s stepping its quantum computing game up with its Q quantum computing program. Even better, it’s enlisting outsider programmers and developers to help push it forward.
Computers March 6, 2017
An international team of researchers has unveiled the first ever practical blueprint to building quantum computers. These powerful computers can solve complex problems at speeds faster than regular ones.
Feature February 2, 2017
Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave has announced the commercial availability of its D-Wave 2000Q, touted to have 2,000 qubits and costing $15 million. The new supercomputer also wins its first customer in the form of a cybersecurity firm.
Material Science January 27, 2017
Yale University researchers have taken one of the most famous thought experiments one step further in analysis, finding Schrödinger's cat would be both alive and dead in two boxes at once. How could this help change the future of computing?
May 26, 2016
China is set to dispatch the world's first quantum communications satellite into orbit in July. Experts say the launch may cement the country as the leader in quantum communication.
Security May 26, 2016
IBM gives virtually everyone a chance to get their hands on its 5-qubit quantum computing processors. The prototype quantum computer can be accessed remotely via the internet.
Computers May 4, 2016
Humans are still better than AI when it comes to quantum computing, a new study has found. While computers may possess advanced features, they lack an essential thing humans have: intuition.
Energy April 16, 2016
Humans can still beat computers in complex problem-solving, such as in the complex matter of quantum physics. Through the game Quantum Moves, Danish researchers recruit players to help them figure out the quantum speed limit and build a quantum computer in the future.
April 14, 2016
Diamonds will not just take your relationship to whole new level. A research found that diamonds can also accelerate quantum computing and finally make quantum computers.
April 12, 2016
Particles of light helped simplify the process of building the quantum computer circuit's Fredkin gates. The breakthrough overcomes one of the obstacles of quantum computing.
March 28, 2016
Quantum computers could mean the end of encryption forever. How does this new system solve the 'factoring problem' used to keep data secure?
March 5, 2016
The field of quantum computing may involve shrinking properties into atom-sized components, but its future sure is larger than life. This week, IARPA awarded IBM a multi-year grant that will allow scientists to work on advanced quantum computer research.
December 10, 2015
Google announced Tuesday that its D-Wave 2X quantum computer successfully solved an optimization problem within seconds. The processing speed is 100 million times faster than that of classical computer chips, scientists said.
December 9, 2015
Researchers have drafted quantum code and the chips they used didn't require any exotic materials. The quantum vocabulary has now been unlocked.
Animals November 17, 2015
An Australian team of engineers announced they have built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time. The breakthrough made it possible to calculate between two quantum bits of information and therefore cleared the last hurdle in making silicon quantum computing come to life.
Animals October 7, 2015
D-Wave Systems announced a new multiyear agreement to provide "state-of-the-art" D-Wave systems to Google and NASA's quantum computer project. The new D-Wave 2X system has already been installed.
Computers September 28, 2015
Scientists from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone in Japan have developed a new optical chip that is capable of processing photons in infinite ways.
August 15, 2015
Quantum computers are one step closer to reality after the development of the world's first self-correcting quantum circuit.
March 5, 2015
Atoms are being manipulated to reveal processes guiding their behavior, using a new twist on an old technique.
March 2, 2015
Princeton University researchers have created a new microwave laser - a maser - that could be the next step toward quantum computing.
FUTURE TECH January 17, 2015
Tiny laser powers quantum dots one electron at a time, brings quantum computing one step closer. Princeton University says single-electron device is "as small as you can go."
January 16, 2015
Researchers from the University of New South Wales developed silicon quantum technologies that can hold data with over 99 percent accuracy, a breakthrough that could eventually lead to the realization of the super-fast quantum computer.
Energy October 14, 2014
Quantum computers are one step closer to reality after Australian researchers set a pair of new records for the technology.
October 13, 2014
Quantum computers, thousands of times faster than modern technology, could be one step closer to reality, thanks to a new development from the University of Utah.
September 25, 2014
New material could lead to room-temperature quantum computers operating at fantastic speeds. New technology would be an easy fit with existing silicon-based electronics, researchers say.
Computers September 23, 2014
An artificial atom can be controlled by acoustic waves, potentially opening up new technology in quantum computers.
Energy September 14, 2014
Scientists captured the sound of a moving atom, discovering that the particles make the softest sounds that are physically possible. The sounds of moving atoms are inaudible to the human ear and reaches 20 octaves above the highest piano note.
Internet Culture September 12, 2014
Quantum computers are one step closer to reality after researchers at Northwestern University found a way to freeze atoms using a single laser.
September 6, 2014
Google is partnering with UCSB physicist John Martinis to develop quantum computing, which could help make computers quite a bit faster than they are now.
Computers September 3, 2014
Quantum computers come a step closer with laser control of state of a single molecule. Control of a molecule's quantum state achieved at room temperature, researchers say.
Animals September 3, 2014
Google is seriously investing in AI and teams up with a group of quantum researchers to come up with its own quantum computer.
September 3, 2014
Control of an electron's quantum state could bring quantum computers and information systems a step closer, researchers say. Technique uses laser light to observe, control the spin state of a single electron.
Energy August 15, 2014
Atomic-scale defects in diamonds could bring quantum computing a step closer, researchers say. Quantum equivalent of traditional computing bits can be the result, they say.
FUTURE TECH August 6, 2014
The latest study on D-Wave's machine states it doesn't harness the power of quantum mechanics. But D-Wave stands behind what it believes to be a new substantial step in the evolution of computing.
Computers June 20, 2014
Researchers tested the speed of a commercial quantum computer By D-Wave Systems Inc. and found that it is no faster than a classical computer. Certain types of problems posed for the computers may be the issue with the negative findings.
FUTURE TECH June 20, 2014
Cesium atoms can tunnel through barriers, with a little help from other quantum particles.
June 14, 2014
Contextuality, or the method one uses to observe quantum effects, has a profound influence on the future of quantum computers, according to a new study.
June 12, 2014
Quantum computing could be closer to development, with the development of the first reliable means of quantum data teleportation.
May 30, 2014
Quantum computing could change the world. That day is one step closer, thanks to new technology.
Computers April 26, 2014
Quantum computers may be one step closer, thanks to new breakthroughs developed by MIT and Harvard researchers and a German team.
Animals April 12, 2014
Scientists from the MIT and Harvard have come up with a new way of connecting particles using rubidium atoms and a lattice of light. The new findings could spur the development of quantum computers.
FUTURE TECH April 10, 2014