Breakthrough in quantum computing

Quantum engineers from UNSW Sydney have made a critical breakthrough in the development of quantum computing technology, solving a problem that has long frustrated scientists and until now represented a major roadblock to the development of the next generation of computers. The problem in question involves spin qubits, which are the basic units of information … Continue reading Breakthrough in quantum computing

China demonstrates most powerful quantum computer

A Chinese research team has surpassed Google, building a quantum computer that completed a calculation in just over an hour that would take classical computers more than eight years to perform. It’s the latest milestone in a line of exciting quantum computing developments across the last two years. In that time, researchers across the world … Continue reading China demonstrates most powerful quantum computer

Natural radiation can mess with qubits

Natural radiation can limit the performance of superconducting quantum bits and thus potentially the operation of quantum computers, according to new research in the US. Scientists may have to shield these “qubits”, perhaps by building computers underground or designing them so they are tolerant to radiation’s effects, a team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) … Continue reading Natural radiation can mess with qubits