News tagged with quantum computing

Hi-fi single photons

Many quantum technologies—such as cryptography, quantum computing and quantum networks—hinge on the use of single photons. While she was at the Kastler Brossel Laboratory (affiliated with the Pierre and Marie Curie University, ...

Oct 04, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 0

Qubits in the quantum sea

(—"Quantum weirdness," a phrase related to the power and the un-intuitive nature of quantum reality, is expected to facilitate speeded-up computation—quantum computing—for performing certain ...

Sep 10, 2012 4.5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

A one-way street for spinning atoms

Elementary particles have a property called "spin" that can be thought of as rotation around their axes. In work reported this week in the journal Physical Review Letters, MIT physicists have imposed a stri ...

Aug 30, 2012 4.9 / 5 (8) 7 | with audio podcast