Quantum computers

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    What is quantum entanglement?

    Quantum entanglement – a term unfamiliar to most and misunderstood by many. Are there ways to mak...

    Quantum computers, quantum cryptography and quantum (insert name here) are often in the news these days. Articles abo...

    Core Sciences September 17, 2021
  • Wiring quantum computers

    Researchers propose new ‘simple build’.

    Physicists from Japan and Australia have proposed a novel two-dimensional design for a quantum computer that can be c...

    Core Sciences April 24, 2020
  • Quantum computing for the qubit curious

    Quantum computers could change the world.

    What is quantum computing? Regular computers operate according to strict rules of logic. But tiny quantum objects – s...

    Core Sciences July 5, 2019
  • Hello quantum world

    Serious quantum computers are finally here. What are we going to do with them? Will Knight explains.

    Inside a small laboratory in lush countryside about 80 kilometres north of New York City, an elaborate tangle of tube...

    Technology July 29, 2018
  • Boost quantum computing R&D

    University-linked start-up gets the nod from IBM.

    Australia looks set to become a significant global player in the emerging quantum computing market after a Sydney-bas...

    Physics April 5, 2018
  • Phosphorous qubit milestone reported

    Australian researchers notch up third advance in quantum computing. Andrew Masterson reports.

    Australian scientists are claiming a milestone in quantum computing after successfully demonstrating that individual ...

    Technology March 7, 2018
  • Photons and phonons combine for quantum solution

    Collective vibrations in silicon crystals could provide memory for quantum computers, writes Mich...

    Vibrations in crystals can obey the laws of quantum mechanics and might be used to store information in quantum compu...

    Technology September 21, 2017
  • How quantum mechanics can change computing

    Quantum computers are the next big thing. A scientist explains why.

    Looking inside a quantum computer. IBM Research, CC BY-ND In early July, Google announced that it...

    Technology August 25, 2017
  • Photons make quantum computers stronger

    A way to make more stable tools for quantum computing.

    Researchers using off-the-shelf telecommunications equipment have created a 100-dimensional quantum system from the e...

    Physics June 29, 2017
  • AI predicts and fixes qubit failure

    Machine learning kept unstable quantum bits in line.

    Imagine predicting your car will break down and being able to replace the faulty part before it becomes a problem. No...

    Physics January 16, 2017
  • Chemical bond makes giant butterfly molecules

    An electron corrals a nearby atom closer, creating a giant molecule.

    Physicists built a new, supersized molecule made of atoms held together by a far-roaming electron – like a flock of s...

    Chemistry November 14, 2016
  • Spin control quantum computing needs

    New way of encoding info could redefine the quantum bit.

    Australian engineers are claiming a breakthrough in quantum computing, having increased the length of the “superposit...

    Physics October 17, 2016
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