Quantum Research Shows D-Wave's Computers are (Probably) the Real Deal

D-Wave's quantum computers have certainly demonstrated that they're capable, but they've also received criticism from scientists. Now, new results show that their technology could be even more solid than they'd claimed in the past. Read More >>

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The Quantum D-Wave 2 is 3,600 Times Faster Than a Super Computer

Quantum computing is being hailed as the future of data processing, with promises of performing calculations thousands of times faster than modern supercomputers while consuming magnitudes less electricity. And in the span of just two years the only commercially available quantum computer, the D-Wave One, has already doubled its computational power. Kiss your law goodbye, Mr. Moore. Read More >>

Researchers Have Solved One of Quantum Computing's Biggest Problems

Like graphene, quantum computing is an exciting but endlessly elusive technological promise. One of the reasons—among many—that quantum computers aren't exactly a reality yet is that we haven't been able to effectively spot errors in quantum computations. Not until now, anyway. Read More >>

The NSA's Trying to Build a Quantum Computer So It Can Break Any Code

You will not be surprised to learn that the NSA is spending nearly £48.6 million trying to build "a cryptologically useful quantum computer." The Washington Post just published details of the program, codenamed "Penetrating Hard Targets," based on documents supplied by Edward Snowden. Read More >>

Scientists Shatter Quantum Computing Bit Life Record By Over Ten Times

Quantum computing, once harnessed, will change our world. But currently, it's just about impossible. Qubits, the bits that power quantum computing, require a laboratory and crazy cold temps to create, and they only survive about 3 minutes at room temp. Now, a research team has made room-temp qubits last for 39 minutes. That's monumental. Read More >>

Bank Note Ink Will Help Make Quantum Computers Cheaper

Every so often, the thing you've been looking for all along is right under your nose. Like the latest material to offer itself up as the future of quantum computing, which has been sitting on banknotes for decades. Read More >>

What's Wrong With Quantum Computing

You've heard plenty of people by now, including us, banging on about quantum computers, and how they’re the future of high-performance computing. Quantum computing, we're meant to understand, is set to change the world. But despite its promise, it's neither widely available nor particularly useful yet. Here's why not. Read More >>

You're Invited to Experiment With the Internet's First Quantum Computer

Eventually, quantum computers are going to be super powerful, but first we have to figure out how to use them. It's hard. Soon, aspiring quantum programmers will be able to try their experiments out for real on the world's first quantum computer in the cloud. Read More >>

Why Programming a Quantum Computer Is So Damn Hard

Someday, somehow, quantum computing is going to change the world as we know it. Even the lamest quantum computer is orders of magnitude more powerful than anything we could ever make today. But figuring out how to program one is ridiculously hard. Read More >>

Google and NASA Are Building the Future of AI With a Quantum Supercomputer

Google and NASA have announced that they're teaming up to create a laboratory focussed on developing the future of artificial intelligence — using quantum supercomputers. Read More >>

Quantum Computer Kicks PC Arse in First Ever Head-to-Head Test

Scientists often claim that quantum computers will blow the competition away in the coming years — and now the world's first head-to-head test has shown they leave regular PCs reeling in their wake. Read More >>

Holograms Could Hold the Answer to Non-Reprogrammable Quantum Computing

Bristol University isn't the only one messing around with photons for quantum computing, the US Air Force is also trying to control the pesky devils for the greater good. This brainy bunch are looking at "freezing" the notoriously finicky tools needed to get photons to interact with each other as holograms. Read More >>

Bristol University Outs World's First Photonic Quantum Computer Chip

We've seen D-Wave tout its first £6.4 million quantum computer, the One; but boffins from Bristol have made a giant leap forward in the pursuit of "home" quantum computing with a relatively small-sized, more cost effective chip. Read More >>

Maximum Micro Tech: Three New Technologies Explained

Some of the biggest breakthroughs in future tech revolve around some of the smallest materials on Earth. Even calling these technologies "micro" is magnitudes of measure larger than their actual tiny sizes. From the nano-scaled heat transfer of Nanowick Cooling down to the single atomic-level of Graphene and Quantum Computing, our white papers will help you wrap your head around the maximum potential of these miniscule technologies. Read More >>


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