Exotic states materialize with supercomputers
Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect. The researchers published their results in the journal Science in Dec ...
Scientists tame Schrodinger's cat for a new type of quantum computer
Physicists at the University of Sussex have tamed one of the most counterintuitive phenomena of modern science in their quest to develop a new generation of machines capable of revolutionizing the way we ...
Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars
In one of the most comprehensive laboratory studies of its kind, Rice University scientists traced the uptake and accumulation of quantum dot nanoparticles from water to plant roots, plant leaves and leaf-eating ...
An Interview with Thomas Vidick on quantum code cracking
Quantum computers, looked to as the next generation of computing technology, are expected to one day vastly outperform conventional computers. Using the laws of quantum mechanics—the physics that governs ...
When parallel worlds collide, quantum mechanics is born
Parallel universes – worlds where the dinosaur-killing asteroid never hit, or where Australia was colonised by the Portuguese – are a staple of science fiction. But are they real? ...
Exploring environmental impacts of solar technologies
Even technologies promoted for good environmental reasons can sometimes have unforeseen negative consequences.
Putting the squeeze on quantum information
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research researchers have shown that information stored in quantum bits can be exponentially compressed without losing information. The achievement is an important proof of principle, and could ...
Are weak values quantum? Don't bet on it
(Phys.org) —New work asserts that a key technique used to probe quantum systems may not be so quantum after all, according to Perimeter postdoctoral researcher Joshua Combes and his colleague Christopher ...
Discovery of pure organic substances exhibiting the quantum spin liquid state
Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Japan's National Institute for Materials Science have discovered pure organic substances exhibiting the quantum spin liquid state.
Independent research group testing D-Wave Two finds no quantum speedup
Quantum theory reveals puzzling pattern in how people respond to some surveys
Researchers used quantum theory – usually invoked to describe the actions of subatomic particles – to identify an unexpected and strange pattern in how people respond to survey questions.
Research team claims to have accurately 'teleported' quantum information ten feet
New analysis eliminates a potential speed bump in quantum computing
A quantum particle can search for an item in an unsorted "database" by jumping from one item to another in superposition, and it does so faster than a classical computer ever could.
The road to quantum computing
Anticipating the advent of the quantum computer, related mathematical methods already provide insight into conventional computer science.