News tagged with quantum computing

Simulation sets atoms shivering

(Phys.org) —In "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (JK Rowling, 1997), Harry, Ron, and Hermione encounter a massive stone chessboard, one of many obstacles in their path. To advance, they must play, ...

Sep 23, 2013
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Scientists track quantum errors in real time

(Phys.org) —Scientists at Yale University have demonstrated the ability to track real quantum errors as they occur, a major step in the development of reliable quantum computers. They report their results ...

Jul 14, 2014
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Researchers stop and store light for 60 seconds

A team of researchers at Germany's University of Darmstadt has succeeded in causing light to stop and then to be held in place for 60 seconds. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers descri ...

Jul 26, 2013 report
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Ultra-thin wires for quantum computing

Take a fine strand of silica fiber, attach it at each end to a slow-turning motor, gently torture it over an unflickering flame until it just about reaches its melting point and then pull it apart. The middle ...

Jun 17, 2014
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Flawed diamonds: Gems for new technology

(Phys.org) —Using ultra-fast laser pulses, a team of researchers led by UA assistant professor Vanessa Huxter has made the first detailed observation of how energy travels through diamonds containing nitrogen-vacancy ...

Oct 04, 2013
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New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, scientists at MIT and Harvard University have developed a new method for connecting particles—one that could help ...

Apr 09, 2014
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