Are you a privacy-minded person living in the Netherlands with at least $82,000 USD to spare? If so, quantum cryptography can be your’s today, thanks to a new partnership between Siemens and id Quantique! Siemes has a bunch of dark fiber it’s willing to sell to you for use with your shiny new id Quantique Cerberis quantum key distribution system.
As you all know, quantum cryptography key… → Read More
Trouble ahead, captain! Before ten years is out, our pattern of reducing the size of semiconductors (for example, the move to 45nm from 65nm with Penryn) every two years or so is going to hit a brick wall. In a few more shrinks, we’ll be approaching 10nm, at which point quantum mechanics begin to take over and reality gets all wobbly. So what’s next? IBM’s chief technologist says… → Read More
One problem that plagues scientists when experimenting with quantum mechanics is that the actions and operations that take place cannot be directly observed, the only way to tell if an experiment is a success is to look at the results. That’s changing. Insane scienticians at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics have come up with a magnetic cantilever that reacts to rubidium when… → Read More