If you are familiar with the X-Men franchise, you are also familiar with Kitty Pryde, a mutant who can walk through walls and barriers with ease. Now researcher have provided a real-world example of a similar phenomenon actually occurring, if on a much-much smaller scale.
Teleporting people through space, like in the geek series "Star Trek," is a physical impossibility, but teleporting data is another matter. Scientists from the Netherlands showed for the first time that it's possible to reliably teleport information between two quantum bits separated by three meters (10 feet).
Researchers have now achieved a record quantum entanglement of 103 dimensions using just two particles. The research could advance computing and cryptography.
Quantum effects are indeed at play in the first commercial quantum optimization processor manufactured by the company D-Wave, according to scientists at the University of Southern California.
Alcohol, it turns out, is quite plentiful in space, and chemists think they might finally know why.
The realization of a fully-functional quantum network took a giant leap forward when researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology announced that, through the use of ultra-cold atoms and pair of lasers operating at optical wavelengths, they were able to entangle light with an optical atomic coherence composed of interacting atoms in two different states.
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.
By harnessing the unique world of quantum physics, scientists from the University of Vienna believe they have succeeded in prototyping an entirely new and efficient model of quantum computer: the boson sampling computer.