Quantum Mechanics

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Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future

The word “quantum” gained currency in the late 20th century as a descriptor signifying something so significant it defied the use of common adjectives. At best, that is an imprecise (though entertaining) definition. When “quantum” is applied to “computing,” however, we are indeed entering an era of dramatic advancement.

9:30 am PST • November 17, 2018
Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future

The hype around quantum computing is real. But to fully realize the promise of quantum computing, it’ll still take a few years of research and scientific breakthroughs. And indeed, it still…

There’s now proof that quantum computers can outperform classical machines

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D-Wave offers the first public access to a quantum computer

Outside the crop of construction cranes that now dot Vancouver’s bright, downtown greenways, in a suburban business park that reminds you more of dentists and tax preparers, is a small office building belonging to D-Wave. This office — squat, angular and sun-dappled one recent cool Autumn morning — is unique in that it contains an…

12:14 pm PDT • October 5, 2018
D-Wave offers the first public access to a quantum computer

Quantum computing has moved out of the realm of theoretical physics and into the real world, but its potential and promise are still years away. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF,…

The reality of quantum computing could be just three years away

Rumors of commercial quantum computing systems have been coming hot and heavy these past few years but there are still a number of issues to work out in the technology.…

Researchers find a new material for quantum computing

Yesterday Alchemist Accelerator, best known for working with enterprise startups, held its 17th demo day at the SRI International in Menlo Park, California. Twenty-four startups pitched ideas ranging from personalized genomics…

Meet top startups from Alchemist Class 17

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…

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

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…

D-Wave ups its quantum annealing game to 2000 qubits

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…

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…

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…