Quantum Mechanics

  • IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

    IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

    IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum information. The company also announced that IBM researchers had successfully built a 50 qubit… Read More

  • D-Wave ups its quantum annealing game to 2000 qubits

    D-Wave ups its quantum annealing game to 2000 qubits

    Universal quantum computers don’t exist, but that hasn’t stopped D-Wave from carving out its own place in the quantum computing market. Today, the 17-year-old company is announcing its forth quantum chip, the 2000Q, doubling the number of qubits on its exiting 1000Q chip. The Burnaby, British Columbia based company’s chips fall under a specific class of quantum… Read More

  • Quantum Key Distribution soon to be available to the average Joe

    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… Read More

  • The future of Moore's law: IBM's chief technologist weighs in

    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… Read More

  • Researchers Develop Observable Quantum Mechanics Experiment; Price of 13-D TVs to Fall

    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… Read More