Scientists have always been chasing the idea of quantum computing, as in technology that could grant humanity unprecedented processing power. However, researchers may have gotten their biggest break, as the first-ever open-source blueprint for a practical quantum computer has just been revealed.
It will be the first of its kind and envisioned to be the size of a football field, but a quantum computer could change the world as we know it.
Scientists have for the first time simulated the creation of particle and antiparticle pairs in a quantum computer.
Quantum bits, or qubits, are considered the basic building blocks of quantum computers, the futuristic machines that, once developed, promise to answer problems too complex for today's technology. And now, a team of researchers at the University of New South Wales has discovered a new way to distinguish between those small blocks, even when they are microscopic distances apart.
Google announced Thursday its plans to team up with NASA in the creation of a new laboratory that will house a quantum computer from D-Wave Systems.
D-Wave’s self-proclaimed quantum computer is, in the words of Amherst College's Catherine McGeogh, "in some cases, really, really fast."
Quantum computers may be just around the corner thanks to the recent discovery by physicists at the University of New South Wales in Australia that a reliable reading can be drawn based on the rotations of the nucleus of a single atom positioned in a silicon chip.