News tagged with quantum superposition

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 5 / 5 (8) 2

Entanglement in a flash (w/ video)

(Phys.org) —JQI researchers under the direction of Chris Monroe have produced quantum entanglement between a single atom's motion and its spin state thousands of times faster than previously reported, demonstrating unprecedented ...

Jun 05, 2013 4.8 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

A silicon platform for quantum computers

A team of Australian engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has demonstrated a quantum bit based on the nucleus of a single atom in silicon, promising dramatic improvements for data processing ...

Apr 17, 2013 4.4 / 5 (16) 2 | with audio podcast

Hide and seek with a quantum compass

How would you look for something that can be in two 'places' at once? The answer, according to Oxford University research into a quantum phenomenon called superposition, seems to be to ask where it isn't ...

Mar 11, 2013 4.4 / 5 (10) 16 | with audio podcast