• Did scientists really quantum entangle tardigrades?

    Physicists dismiss claim that the first multicellular organism has been entangled with a qubit. B...

    In a pre-peer-reviewed paper recently released on ArXiv, a team of physicists claims to have done something extraordi...

    Physics January 5, 2022
  • The potential of ‘hot qubits’

    Addressing a constraint to quantum computing.

    Can we create warmer, cheaper and more robust quantum computing just using conventional silicon chip foundries?Ye...

    Computing April 16, 2020
  • Artificial atoms create stable qubits

    An important step in quest for silicon quantum computer.

    Quantum engineers in Australia have created artificial atoms in silicon chips which, they say, offer improved stabili...

    Core Sciences February 11, 2020
  • Speediest quantum operation yet

    Fast version of central building block of a quantum computer.

    Australian scientists have linked together two electrons spins embedded in a silicon chip to form a two-qubit gate, t...

    Physics July 17, 2019
  • 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
  • AI says we can teleport qubits

    Deep learning shows its worth in the word of quantum computing.

    Italian researchers have shown that it is possible to teleport a quantum bit (or qubit) in what might be called a rea...

    AI June 25, 2019
  • Wrangling record qubit numbers

    Teams more than double previous quantum simulator totals.

    “Wiring” ions together using laser beams has allowed researchers to create a system comprising the one of the highest...

    Physics December 3, 2017
  • Schrödinger could have his cat and see it too

    New ways of controlling quantum systems?

    Erwin Schrödinger devised his famous cat thought experiment to demonstrate the bizarre implications of quantum theory...

    Physics June 19, 2017
  • Doped diamond may lead to everyday quantum computers

    A better way to position atoms at the nanometre scale is a step towards reliable manufacture of q...

    Precise placement of atoms in a diamond lattice may be a handy technique for quantum computer manufacture.Victor Habb...

    Technology May 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
  • 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
  • Michelle Simmons: a quantum queen

    Quantum physicist Michelle Simmons, Australian of the Year.

    Building a quantum computer is not for the faint-hearted. These blazingly fast machines could revolutionise computing...

    Physics September 25, 2016
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